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From Chip Childers <chip.child...@sungard.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Support lifetime
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:31:33 GMT
On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 10:03:51AM -0500, David Nalley wrote:
> So software typically has several stages:
> 
> Does end of support mean both of these things simultaneously.
> No more bugfixes
> No more security fixes
> 
> So wearing your enterprise software consumer hat - does a support
> lifetime of approximately 12 months make sense? (not saying it
> doesn't, just asking the question) Under the above proposal we'd end
> support for the 4.0 line after 4.2 releases. (I'd personally say we
> should add a month (so that EOL is one month after 4.n+2 releases,
> with the understanding that 4.n is likely to only receive security
> fixes if any during that extra one month window)

So for bugfixes, I'm going to stick to my guns with the proposal.
Semver is our friend, as long as we use it correctly.  We should
encourage upgrades as we move along with new features.

As for security fixes, I'd be ok with adding some amount of time-based 
expectation to the overall process.


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