Saturday, September 20, 2008

Re: [HACKERS] Do we really need a 7.4.22 release now?

Tom Lane wrote:
> "Joshua D. Drake" <> writes:
>> Magnus Hagander wrote:
>>> Are we ready enough to actually put a *timeline* on the website?
>> I would think so. IMO:
>> 3 years - Maintenance mode only
>> 5 years - End of life
> I'm not really in favor of a one-size-fits-all approach to this.
> Our various releases have had different levels of uptake and don't
> necessarily all deserve the same support lifespan.
> Case in point: we already obsoleted 8.0 and 8.1 for our Windows users.
> How sensible is it to argue that they'll deserve a lifespan equivalent
> to 8.2's?

I believe those are different arguments though. The Windows product is
still a relatively young and immature release. Our nix product is not.
Besides there is always an exception to the rule :).

I have no problem with, unless otherwise specified...

> The above numbers seem reasonable as a rough guideline, but I think the
> actual decisions will need to be taken on a release-by-release basis.


Joshua D. Drake

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