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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Formal deprecation of 1.3.x branch
Date Mon, 04 Jan 2010 22:03:40 GMT
Speaking from the community that provides end-user support for these  
products, a big +1 on that proposal.

On Jan 4, 2010, at 16:57 , Colm MacCárthaigh wrote:

> Observers of the commits list may have noticed some small cleanups to
> the 1.3.x branch earlier today. There are currently a number of
> several years-old backport/patch proposals in there too, including two
> marked as release show-stoppers (neither actually stopped the show,
> when last we had a release).
>
> I've reviewed and tested the relatively low-hanging fruit, and cleaned
> up the backport proposals to be functional patches. If you really
> really think any of those patches are important, now is a good time to
> review/test/vote!
>
> Because ... stealing an idea from wrowe@ ... how about we formally
> deprecate the 1.3.x branch? Make one more release, but attach a notice
> to the effect that it will be the final release, and that in future
> we'll be distributing security updates by other means :-)
>
> Patch;
>
> Index: README
> ===================================================================
> --- README	(revision 895672)
> +++ README	(working copy)
> @@ -14,9 +14,16 @@
>   The Latest Version
>   ------------------
>
> -  Details of the latest version can be found on the Apache HTTP
> -  server project page under http://httpd.apache.org/.
> +  As of January 2010, support for version 1.3 of Apache has been
> +  formally deprecated. Updates will be available as patches, from
> +  http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/patches/
>
> +  Users are encouraged to upgrade to version 2 of Apache httpd,
> +  and information on upgrading is available at;
> +
> +     http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/upgrading.html
> +     http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/upgrading.html
> +
>   Documentation
>   -------------
>
> Index: src/CHANGES
> ===================================================================
> --- src/CHANGES	(revision 895795)
> +++ src/CHANGES	(working copy)
> @@ -1,6 +1,22 @@
> Changes with Apache 1.3.42
>
> +  *) INFORMATIONAL: Please note that this release is considered
> +     the final release of the Apache 1.3.x branch. Future
> +     updates will be distributed as patches, via
>
> +     http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/patches/
> +
> +     Apache 1.3.x users who wish to avail of security releases
> +     are advised to use Apache 2 or higher. Please see;
> +
> +     http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/upgrading.html
> +     http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/upgrading.html
> +
> +     for information on upgrading. On behalf of the Apache
> +     httpd group; thank you to everyone who helped make
> +     Apache 1.3.x the most successful, and most used,
> +     webserver software on the planet.
> +
> Changes with Apache 1.3.41
>
>   *) SECURITY: CVE-2007-6388 (cve.mitre.org)
>
>
>
> -- 
> Colm

--
Rich Bowen
rbowen@rcbowen.com




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