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From Jay Doane <jaydo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Drop Erlang 19 support in CouchDB 3.0
Date Thu, 12 Dec 2019 07:44:24 GMT
+1

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 5:35 PM Joan Touzet <wohali@apache.org> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I'm working this week with Paul Davis on our new Jenkins CI
> infrastructure, which is coming along nicely. One of the changes I'm
> planning to make is that our PR tests will run against only 3 versions
> of Erlang:
>
> 1. The oldest we support (right now, 19.3.6.latest)
> 2. The version we currently ship with our binary distros & Docker
>    (right now, 20.3.8.latest)
> 3. The very latest version we support (right now, 22.2)
>
> In preparing the containers for CI testing, it's turning out to be very
> difficult to build Erlang 19.* anymore on modern Linuxes. This is
> because they ship with OpenSSL 1.1+, and 19.* cannot build against
> anything newer than OpenSSL 1.0.
>
> I can jump through a huge number of hoops for this...or we can just drop
> Erlang 19 support for CouchDB 3.0 and require Erlang 20. (Note we
> blacklist a number of versions of Erlang 20.) I would then replace
> 19.3.6.latest with 20.3.8.11 [1].
>
> I think this is the right thing to do for the project, and I don't
> expect any vetos, but because this is a deprecation, I'm posting it here
> before merging the change to rebar.config.script (and Jenkinsfile).
>
> Let me know if you object.
>
> -Joan
>
> [1]: https://github.com/apache/couchdb/blob/master/rebar.config.script#L44
>
>

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