[wp-hackers] Version Maintenance
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Sat Jan 27 22:55:29 GMT 2007
On 27 Jan 2007, at 22:49, Mark Jaquith wrote:
> On Jan 26, 2007, at 8:48 PM, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
>> I don't think there are any plans to maintain 2.1 for 5 years like
>> we're maintaining 2.0, since we're going to be releasing more
>> often we should probably pick a version a few after this one
>> (2.3?) to put on a long-term maintenance cycle.
> It'd be good to have about 6-12 months of overlap between
> announcing the date for 2.0.x discontinuation and 2.y.x stability
> commitment. People still on 2.0.x at that time will be looking for
> long term stability, so we'll want to provide a nice safe upgrade
> path for them that they'll have time to complete.
> And agreed, if we're going to release every few months, we can't be
> supporting every version indefinitely. We can make the best choice
> when 2.0.x is preparing to ride off into the sunset and have that
> be the stable version for a few years.
If we're needing a new release in around 4 years time, does 3.0 (if
not 4.0) really seem that impossible to be the next long term support
- Geoffrey Sneddon
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