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From Rainer Jung <rainer.j...@kippdata.de>
Subject Re: [Vote] Retire 2.0.x branch?
Date Tue, 19 Oct 2010 22:08:42 GMT
On 18.10.2010 18:39, Mads Toftum wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:54:27AM -0500, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>> With a release on the way with a host of good bits, almost 2 years after its
>> previous release, it seems time that the group might consider the following
>> options...
>>
>>    [ ] Leave 2.0.x open to maintenance
>>    [ ] Leave 2.0.x open to security/critical bug fixes only
>>    [ ] Retire 2.0.x (but accumulate patches/apply_to_2.0.64)
>>
> While the 3rd option seems mighty tempting, that's moving much too fast.
> How long did it take for 1.3 to change between option 2 and 3? 5 years?
> Absolutely too long, but jumping 1 to 3 without warning seems a bit
> harsh to 3rd party module vendors. My suggestion would be to do 2 now
> and announce the switch to 3 for 12 months from now.

+1 (option 2, anounce expected date of switch to 3; maybe do the 
announce of the expected date after 2.4 release - if it doesn't slip 
away to far)

Rainer

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