Stable, conservative, unsupported versions |

Дилян Палаузов dpa-libreoffice at
Wed Jan 16 11:49:12 UTC 2019


what I wanted to ask was, why does the LO-ebpage recommend for enterprises end of life products.

My understanding of the processes is, that there are usually a stable version, that is not end-of-live, and a most
current version, at the same time.  However there are gaps, when the webpage offers only one version, that is not end of
life, without stating this clear.

How about changing the releas/live duration process, so that no such gap exists?


On Wed, 2019-01-16 at 11:54 +0100, Michael Stahl wrote:
> On 16.01.19 10:57, Дилян Палаузов wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > says: LO 6.1.4 is for technology enthusiasts and 6.0.7 is for enterprises
> > or conservative users.  I read: 6.1.4 is development and 6.0.7 is stable.
> development happens on "master", and new features may be backported not 
> to 6.1 but only to the 6.2 branch, but not any more right now (IIRC) 
> because there is already a 6.2.0 RC2.
> the 6.1 branch only gets bugfixes, but (as always) bugfixes may carry 
> their own risk of introducing new bugs, which cannot be prevented with 
> 100% certainty.
> > When I reported that building the conservative version fails, the answer on this mailing list was, that 6.0.7 is dead. [
> >]
> there will be a 6.2 release very soon, so at that point 6.1 will be 
> declared the "stable" branch.
> > Please either align the Download area not to offer for installation end of life versions, or explain what is the point
> > of delivering software for the enterprise, that is not supported.
> TDF does not and has never claimed to deliver enterprise support for any 
> of its software; that sort of thing is available from downstream 
> commercial service providers, who maintain release branches with a much 
> longer support life-time than TDF releases.
> perhaps the Download page could be adapted to make that more obvious?

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