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From Timothy Bish <>
Subject Re: Anyone know the End of life, End of support dates for v5.6.0?
Date Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:30:21 GMT
On 12/12/2013 12:26 PM, Ross Dukeshier wrote:
> I figured ASF wasn't providing support per-se - but I think
> end-of-support/end-of-life dates talk more to the development approach and
> what the developer supports rather than actually getting support for a
> particular user.  More specifically, hypothetically, let's say a critical
> security vulnerability was found in ActiveMQ v5.6.0 while v6.2 was the
> current stable release.  Would ASF provide a patch for v5.6.0 or do nothing
> (consider it no longer supported) with that version and just fix it in v6.2.
> Does development follow a single track - always from the latest release or
> do updates/patches occur along multiple version tracks...

In general development on ActiveMQ occurs only on the trunk driving 
towards the next major release.

> Using Microsoft as an example, Windows 7 might be the latest release but
> they might still provide patches for Windows XP (maintain support for it) up
> until a particular date.  At some point, they say we're not going to support
> it after this date telling the XP users they can no longer expect patches
> for critical issues so they might want to update to a newer version by that
> date.
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Tim Bish
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