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From Eric Johnson <emjohn...@fusesource.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Drop 2.3.x patches....
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:21:12 GMT
+1

Eric Johnson
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On Apr 25, 2012, at 7:52 AM, Sergey Beryozkin wrote:

> On 24/04/12 19:30, Daniel Kulp wrote:
>> 
>> Just wanted to open up a discussion about dropping support for 2.3.x.
>> 2.3.0 was release over 18 months ago.  Since then, 2.4.x was released over a
>> year ago and 2.5.x  6 months ago. (and 2.6 last week).   Thus, there has
>> been plenty of opportunity (a whole year) for people to upgrade to newer
>> versions.
>> 
>> Right now, we have 4 branches we're supporting (2.6(trunk)/2.5/2.4/2.3) and
>> we're likely soon going to make a 2.6 branch and open up trunk for 2.7 work
>> adding yet another one.  Dropping 2.3 will simplify things a bit for us.
>> 
>> The major "con" to it is that there are still a lot of folks using 2.3.x.
>> According the Nexus stats of central, last month, 2.3.3 was still the second
>> most downloaded version. (next to 2.5.2)   However, if they are on 2.3.3
>> which was released over a year ago, they haven't been grabbing the latest
>> patches anyway so producing more patches won't really matter to them.
>> 
>> In any case, I'm think about doing one more 2.3.x release (2.3.11) which
>> would be announced as the end of the 2.3.x line.    Obviously if any
>> security issues pop up we can push another release in the future, but
>> basically end the regular patch releases.
>> 
> Sounds good, 2.3.11 will be the best one in the 2.3.x line :-)
>> Any objections or other thoughts?
>> 
> +1
> 
> 
> Cheers, Sergey


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