Removal of older releases...

Erwin Lansing erwin at
Fri Mar 16 07:58:37 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:54:18AM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 03/15/2012 05:51, Ken Smith wrote:
> > 
> > Late Friday evening (March 16, 2012) I'll be removing the release 
> > bits and release package set for 7.4-RELEASE to help make space
> > for the upcoming 8.3-RELEASE bits.
> Given that 7.4 is still a supported release for another year, couldn't
> we find something else to trim? (Yes, I realize we have archives ...)
Note that it's only the release bits that are removed, not stable bits.
While we still support 7.4 from a security and package viewpoint, we
don't encourage new installations and recommend 8.x or even 9.x for
that.  While I personally would have liked to see them kept a bit
longer, I'm not against removing them at this point already.


Erwin Lansing                         
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