[Libreoffice] release plan : inconsistency between 3.3.3 and 3.4
pjacquod at alumni.ethz.ch
Tue Apr 19 12:45:31 PDT 2011
jumping late into the subject, but....
On 04/11/2011 12:25 PM, Michael Meeks wrote:
> The plan is (of course), to keep releasing 3.3.x releases as long as
> people are interested in creating them I suppose - we should come up
May I disagree ?? This is not a very predictable use for all involved:
users, distros, etc... When to jump to next version? What happens for
bug discovered in distros ?
Especially if we have 3-4 X.Y release a year....
> IMHO it is good to have a stable release of 3.3 after releasing 3.4 -
Here I fully agree,
Could it be not possible to have some rules, like the release of version
X.Y.0 means end of support for X.(Y-2) version. En in case of X.0.0
version, only the latest (X-1).Y.Z version is supported ?
and that in what-ever X.Y.Z and X.(Y-1).W, only the latest Z and W are
supported? But this would implies to have at least within the X.Y path
an update mechanism, especially for Windows.
But this could lead to problems, since distro's have a more slowly pace
So what about picking long term support, e.g. 3.5 is long term support,
means 2 years, what ever happens for the number of releases ?
This kind of scheme would limited (and clarify) the number of release
that are / could be cared of. (again, usefull with several X.Y a year)
So if you get a bug report, you know against which release you have to
test / it will be tested.
Just thinking loud... other wants to do it also? :-)
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