Upcoming Releases Schedule...

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Tue Sep 23 18:31:53 UTC 2008

On Sep 23, 2008, at 12:45 AM, Ian Smith wrote:
>> 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 believe that's exactly what has been said.  rwatson@ and simon@ have
> both made it exceedingly clear, to me anyway, that if 6.4 is to be the
> last release on the 6.x branch - as appears to be likely but cannot be
> stated definitely at this time, for reasons clearly given and  
> understood
> - then it will indeed be supported for 24 months.
> It doesn't seem reasonable to expect 24 months stated support for  
> 6.4 if
> it turns out not to be the last release - that would then apply to  
> 6.5.

Have you read any of the existing thread?

Right now 6.4 will go out of support 3 months before 6.3.  Which might  
or might not change at some point in the future.

Isn't this obviously a fairly major problem for any business or even  
any person to want to spend any time to test/evaluate/etc 6.4?

What I proposed in my message (which you completely ignored) was an  
incremental support policy that builds on each release, instead of  
actually promoting the idea of skipping releases.  This may not be a  
good idea -- it was just a toss out there, but it makes a lot more  
sense than the existing policy.  Could you at least respond to the  
issues raised here?

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source  
and other randomness

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