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jrhett at netconsonance.com
Wed Sep 17 22:02:43 UTC 2008
> On Mon, 15 Sep 2008, Jo Rhett wrote:
>> Robert, I'd like to point out to you that when I complained about
>> 6.2's accelerated EoL, I was soundly boxed around the ears and told
>> that I should have been paying attention to the projected EoL date
>> when we decided to roll out 6.2 across the business.
>> Now you are saying that expected EoL will be determined at some
>> random point in the future based on gut feelings about how well a
>> completely different branch is doing.
>> How can I reconcile these disparate points of view? How does one
>> focus on testing and upgrade cycle for an "appropriately supported
>> release" when the decision for the support cycle is completely up
>> in the air?
On Sep 16, 2008, at 12:47 PM, Robert Watson wrote:
> The FreeBSD Project, as with any other company or organization,
> responds to events as they occur. We try to plan ahead, and when
> things go better or worse than expected, we sometimes change the
> plans. As far as I know we've never *shortened* the expected
> support timeline for any branch or release, but we have on occasion
> lenthened them when we feel it's important to do so. I'm not sure
> what other answer is possible.
No other answer. But nobody has yet provided what the EoL period is
going to be. I have no problems with a period being extended ;-) But
the business needs to know the minimum EoL for a given release to
determine if upgrading to that release is viable.
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