[ovs-dev] [PATCH 1/2] releases: Mark 2.13 as a new LTS release.

Simon Horman simon.horman at netronome.com
Tue Sep 1 11:57:33 UTC 2020

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 02:24:10PM +0200, Ilya Maximets wrote:
> 2.5 release is 4.5 years old and I'm not aware of anyone who actually
> uses it today.  Release process documentation says that there is no
> strict time period for nominating a new LTS release and that usually
> it happens once in a two years.  So, proposing to nominate 2.13 as
> our new LTS release since it's a first release that doesn't include
> OVN inside, so we will formally not have to support it in this
> repository in case there are major issues that might be hard to fix.
> Suggested-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>
> Signed-off-by: Ilya Maximets <i.maximets at ovn.org>

I have no objections to this but, OTOH, I don't really feel that
I'm in a position to sign off on it.

Reviewed-by: Simon Horman <simon.horman at netronome.com>

> ---
>  Documentation/faq/releases.rst | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/faq/releases.rst b/Documentation/faq/releases.rst
> index 9d5d2c3e1..1e6d3ab9e 100644
> --- a/Documentation/faq/releases.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/faq/releases.rst
> @@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ Q: What does it mean for an Open vSwitch release to be LTS (long-term support)?
>      If a significant bug is identified in an LTS release, we will provide an
>      updated release that includes the fix.  Releases that are not LTS may not
>      be fixed and may just be supplanted by the next major release.  The current
> -    LTS release is 2.5.x.
> +    LTS release is 2.13.x.
>      For more information on the Open vSwitch release process, refer to
>      :doc:`/internals/release-process`.
> -- 
> 2.25.4

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