[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2 2/4] release-process: Add transition period for LTS releases.

Flavio Leitner fbl at sysclose.org
Tue Oct 6 20:28:41 UTC 2020

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 04:34:45AM +0200, Ilya Maximets wrote:
> While LTS change happens, according to release-process.rst, we're
> immediately dropping support for the old LTS and, according to
> backporting-patches.rst could stop backporting bug fixes to branches
> older than new LTS.  While this might be OK for an upstream project
> (some upstream projects like QEMU doesn't support anything at all
> except the last release) it doesn't sound like a user-friendly policy.
> Below addition to the release process might make the process a bit
> smoother in terms that we will continue support of branches a little
> bit longer even after changing current LTS, i.e. providing at least a
> minimal transition period (1 release frame) for users of old LTS.
> Effectively, this change means that we will support branch-2.5 until
> 2.15 release, i.e. we will provide the last release, if any, on
> branch-2.5 somewhere around Feb 2021. (I don't actually expect many
> fixes there)

I think you jinxed it with that last phrase. :-)

> Signed-off-by: Ilya Maximets <i.maximets at ovn.org>
> ---

Acked-by: Flavio Leitner <fbl at sysclose.org>

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