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From "Daniel Shahaf" <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: Release Management, Subversion 1.14
Date Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:18:18 GMT
Stefan Sperling wrote on Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:40 +00:00:
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 02:22:10PM +0000, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > One addition: Shall we announce that 1.10.x will be end-of-life 24
> > months after 1.14.0-GA?  1.10.0 was released on 2018-10-30.
>
> The current release schedule offers 4 years of support for 1.10 so it
> becomes obsolete after 2022-10-30. It would be good if we held the
> promise we gave and kept supporting 1.10 at least until then.
>

I think we only introduced that promise after 1.10, but nevertheless, it
makes sense to honour it.

> However, we have traditionally supported two lines of releases, one
> for every fix and an older one with just the critical fixes, which is
> also what I would propose for our new release schedule because it
> gives users time to migrate from one stable release to the next one.
> In this case 1.10 would be supported with critical fixes until 1.15 is
> released, possibly beyond 2022-10-30. I think I would prefer this if
> we can manage to do so.
>
> Hmm. We could simply leave this question open until 2022-10-30 :-)

If we don't release 1.15.0 by 2022-10-30, perhaps we can on that date
switch to supporting two flavours of 1.14.x, one that's the usual "for
every fix" and another that's "1.14.0 + critical fixes only".  That might
be easier than supporting a 4+-years-old 1.10.0 into the future.  But
yeah, we can discuss this again closer to the date — unless there
are svn_version.h API changes we should make today to make that
possible?

Cheers,

Daniel

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