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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Formal deprecation of 1.3.x branch
Date Tue, 05 Jan 2010 14:17:07 GMT
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Lars Eilebrecht <lars@eilebrecht.net> wrote:
> Jeff Trawick wrote:
>
>> I'd stay away from the word "deprecate."  In software, it means that
>> at some point in the future the user must migrate to a new
>> interface/feature; formal deprecation is usually announced at the
>> beginning of the ability to transition.  We're years past that for
>> 1.3.  Anybody really paying attention already knows the scoop.
>
> IMHO the correct term would be "end of life".
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End-of-life_(product)

thanks; IMO "EOL" is a much better fit for 1.3 than "deprecated"

>
> +1 on stopping to support 1.3.x and to issue a formal "end-of-life
> notification" as part of a final 1.3 release.
>
> Further, I'd suggest to issue an end-of-live notification for
> httpd 2.0.x with a date 6-12 month in the future.

sounds right

I think we should plan a wrap-up release with a small number of
safe/important fixes in advance of the chosen date, leaving some extra
time before the EOL date to correct any regressions.

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