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From Giles Sirett <>
Subject RE: Any plan for 4.11 LTS extension ?
Date Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:04:27 GMT
Yes - I see your point
I think the thing to bear in mind here is that there is no *formal* EOL for an ACS version
or branch - its open source - EOL effectively  means that people have lost the interest in
maintaining that branch.   If people see a demand for more releases on a branch in order to
maintain that branch  longer- then I'd think it unlikely that anybody here is going to say

 maybe the wording in the wiki is misleading 

Kind regards

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jean-Francois Nadeau <> 
Sent: 15 March 2019 12:49
Cc: Riepl, Gregor (SWISS TXT) <>
Subject: Re: Any plan for 4.11 LTS extension ?

I can only agree with Haijiao,  that 4.11 deserves a longer time span.
Because many bugs are found naturally between the .0 and .1 of the next LTS release with it's

For us 4.11 could only be adopted with after several bugs needed
to get resolved.   So if 4.11's support stops in July then it's time span
was only 6 months from our perspective.


On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 5:34 AM Wido den Hollander <> wrote:

> On 3/15/19 10:20 AM, Riepl, Gregor (SWISS TXT) wrote:
> > Hi Giles,
> >
> >> I would *expect*  4.13.0 (LTS) to be released in Q2, which  will 
> >> supersede the 4.11 branch as the current LTS branch
> >
> > Are you confident that this schedule can be kept?
> > 4.12 is still in RC right now, and I don't think it's a good idea to 
> > rush another major release in just 3 months...
> >
> 4.11.3 will be released first with some bugfixes to keep 4.11 a proper 
> release.
> 4.12 needs to go out now so that we can test and prepare for 4.13. I'm 
> confident we can have a stable and proper 4.13 release as long as we 
> don't keep the window open for too long.
> The major problem is having the master branch open for a long time, 
> features going in and people not testing it sufficiently.
> By having a relatively short period between 4.12 and 4.13 we can catch 
> most bugs and stabilize for a proper LTS.
> Wido
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