[tcpdump-workers] how many stable branches to have

Michal Sekletar msekleta at redhat.com
Tue May 26 09:33:10 EDT 2015


On 05/26/2015 11:46 AM, Francois-Xavier Le Bail wrote:

> AFAIK, This is not the scheme used by the linux kernel.
> they don't have '-stable' or '-longterm' in their names as these are
> moving 'attributes' given on the main page of kernel.org.

You are right, those really are attributes.

>
> I propose this:
> We could give an "End of Life" date for each release branches.
> This mean that after this date, the tcpdump group would not update any
> more the branch.

Having clearly defined EoL is a good idea. However I think that some 
releases should be picked and supported for longer periods of time. For 
example on kernel.org there is still long-term branch for 2.6.32 kernel.

Michal


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