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rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Mon Sep 22 22:46:21 UTC 2008
On Mon, 22 Sep 2008, Robert Watson wrote:
>> I think you are using "last release" in a different way. "the last
>> release" is always the most release release. Right now 6.3 will have
>> support for longer than 6.4 will, which is the nature of the problem I
>> raised. If you always supported the most recent release for 24 months then
>> we wouldn't have any problem.
> My calendar disagrees with you on this point -- 18 months from September,
> 2008, is after 24 months from January, 2008. And I think it's much more
> likely the release will go out in October.
... but the wrong calendar -- I was using 18 rather than 12 months, not sure
where that came from.
>> I mean seriously, if you were to say "We will support 6.4 for 24 months
>> *unless* we find it necessary to release 6.5 then I'd be totally happy. But
>> that's not what is being said.
> I think we pretty much are saying that: whatever the final release is will
> be supported for 24 months. 6.4 will likely be it on 6.x, but we're not
> 100% committed to that being the final decision because we want to see 7.1
> shake out well.
The key point here holds, however: I think we should not ever be in the
position of telling people that support lifetime on a release has been
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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