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Re: Intentions for 1.11 release timing

From: Michael Osipov <michaelo_at_apache.org>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2018 14:02:31 +0200

Am 2018-05-20 um 13:53 schrieb Daniel Shahaf:
>>> LTS release:
>>> * full backports for at least 2 years, and at least until the next LTS release
>>> * security/corruption fixes for at least 4 years, and at least until the next-but-one LTS release
>>
>> Sorry, no. No one can plan with the words "at least". This isn't a
>> guarantee.
>
> If we had said "for four years, or shorter if we feel like it", *that*
> would have been a non-guarantee...
>
> ... but it's not what's being proposed. What's being proposed is to
> promise support for the *longer* of (four years) and (until the after-
> next LTS release), so in particular, it means that a 1.x LTS release
> will be supported for four years from the moment it's GA'd, period.
> It might be supported for more than four years, but not for less.
>
> Seems like a guarantee to me.

I would like to insist on the proper and simple wording of such a
statement especially for non-English speaking natives.
Received on 2018-05-20 14:02:36 CEST

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