[Samba] Samba 3.2, Samba 3.3 release planning

William Jojo w.jojo at hvcc.edu
Thu Oct 23 13:20:46 GMT 2008

---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:12:45 -0700
>From: Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org>  
>Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba 3.2, Samba 3.3 release planning  
>To: Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org>
>Cc: samba at lists.samba.org,samba-technical at samba.org
>On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 06:35:50PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
>> Quoting Michael Adam (ma at sernet.de):
>> > If I am not completely wrong, this had been decided as well
>> > as follows: A release will reach EOL when the next release
>> > goes into maintenance mode, i.e. when the second next release
>> > comes out. With the aimed release cycle of 6 months, this means
>> > that each release will go into maintenance mode after 6 months
>> > and reach EOL anonther 6 months later. Example: 3.2 will go into
>> > maintenance mode in december 2008, when 3.3 is scheduled for
>> > release, and 3.2 will reach EOL around June 2009 (?) when 3.4 is
>> > scheduled.
>> > 
>> > At least that is what Karolin had proposed and as far as I
>> > remember at least noone had objected. (Time will tell if the
>> > workload is manageable with such a tight release cycle.)
>> have you folks settled on a security support maintenance window,
>> i.e. having some kind of commitment to try supporting security patches
>> for releases that are no longer in maintenance mode.
>> You see where I'm going, I think: what will happen if security issues
>> are discovered after June 2009 ? Is there a chance that, at least in a
>> best effort mode, some patches are provided for 3.2.* series?
>Yes, I think it's reasonable to provide security patches for
>a year after release, and I'll commit (personally) to doing

Thanks Jeremy. And, of course, thanks to Karolin, Jerry and the rest of the Samba team. I think I will attempt a parallel 3.2, 3.3 release for those who are not ready to make a jump right away to a new relase.

Many thanks too all!


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