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From Willem Jiang <willem.ji...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Drop 2.3.x patches....
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2012 01:38:18 GMT
It makes sense.
+1 for it.

On 4/25/12 2:30 AM, 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.
>
> Any objections or other thoughts?
>


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