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Re: Intentions for 1.11 release timing

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:54:14 +0100

Julian Foad wrote:
> Forget about overlap periods, for a moment. Then there will be usually 3
> supported lines (after a standard release) and sometimes 2 [...]

I am wondering if we have been mis-thinking the support plans. Why should we want to backport feature fixes and improvements for 6 months and then security fixes for another 6 months in parallel with the next standard release? Surely the idea is that the standard releases themselves are the opportunity for feature upgrade, and in exchange for being quick on features the down side is a short support life.

A lighter proposal (still ignoring overlap periods, for the moment):

LTS: a release every 2 years, with 4 years support (security/corruption fixes, and possibly some other improvements at our discretion);

standard: a release every 6 months (between LTS releases), with 6 months support (security/corruption fixes only)


- Julian
Received on 2018-06-25 18:54:21 CEST

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