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From Ruediger Pluem <rpl...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [POLL] Commitment to 2.2.x lifecycle? (Was: End of the road of 2.2.x maintenance?)
Date Wed, 25 May 2016 17:57:25 GMT


On 05/25/2016 05:11 PM, William A Rowe Jr wrote:
> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 5:07 PM, William A Rowe Jr <wrowe@rowe-clan.net <mailto:wrowe@rowe-clan.net>>
wrote:
> 
>     On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Gregg Smith <gls@gknw.net <mailto:gls@gknw.net>>
wrote:
> 
>         On 5/16/2016 11:03 AM, Eric Covener wrote:
> 
>             One shortcoming of a 12 month countdown is that some folks will not be
>             able to plan/pitch/budget/execute a migration in 12 calendar months
>             because of bad timing.
> 
>             As long as we're not committing to releases in this window, I'd
>             personally be okay with pushing out to 18 months re: the later
>             feedback in this thread. I don't feel too strongly about>  12 months
>             notice, but I will still have a 2.2-derivative in support beyond that
>             window anyway.
> 
> 
>         We should just pick a date right now (say 31/12/2017) and begin announcing (website/download
page/mail lists) it
>         now. Include that one last release will come out before the end of the year and
it will be patches only after
>         final release and until EOL date. That is 18 and a half months to EOL with a
final release within 6 and a half.
> 
> 
>     To square this circle... I had expect that the 'final release' for httpd 2.2 would
>     be based on the need for a security fix release, and expected that this may
>     happen as many times over that year long period as were necessary.
> 
> 
> So let's try this... would 2.2.x maintainers and PMC folks please answer this
> poll -if- you have an intention to help throughout the wind-down of 2.2.x, since
> this is all predicated on having committed-committers to participate.  This isn't
> to say folks refuse to participate after the time period you offer, but for how long

> you are personally prepared to participate.  [If you aren't a 2.2.x legacy branch 
> participant, testing RCs or applying backports, then no response is needed.]
> 
  *) I intend to help maintain/test 2.2.x releases over the next [_12___] mos
 *) I intend to backport/review 2.2.x security patches over the next [_12___] mos


Regards

RĂ¼diger

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