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jrhett at netconsonance.com
Tue Sep 23 00:18:40 UTC 2008
On Sep 22, 2008, at 3:46 PM, Robert Watson wrote:
> 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 reduced.
I agree. However, there are other ways of doing this than to create
overlapping windows of support.
(totally whistling in the wind for a moment)
This isn't an absolute number, but what about something like this?
(it should probably be rewritten)
-REL will be supported for a minimum of 12 months. It will be
* if no other release of the major version is planned, it will be
extended 12 additional months. (24 total)
* if another release is planned, it will be supported for 3 months
past the date of the next release.
This isn't actually all that much different from the actuality of your
existing practice, but it provides a reasonable guideline that a
business can understand. It's also always incrementally forward, and
doesn't reward a business for staying behind on a previous release -
like your existing policy is doing right now.
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