[wp-hackers] Wordpress 3.0, can we finally get a LTS version?

Dougal Campbell dougal at gunters.org
Fri Jun 18 17:30:22 UTC 2010

On Jun 18 2010 1:35 AM, Mark Jaquith wrote:
> LTS generally defines "Long" in *years.* Ubuntu, for example. What is
> on the table is something substantially shorter than most definitions
> of "long," so we'd do well to avoid referring to it as "LTS" release.
> I'd be happy to backport security patches one version (so, if 3.0
> branch is current stable, backport to 2.9 branch), if there are no
> objections from the other leads. If we are not offering these releases
> via the one-click upgrader, there's not much that needs to be done.
> Commit to the branch. Tag a new version. Push it out. It'll be
> available via SVN and via the release archive only. We can soft launch
> it (that is, not announce it), and see how it goes. If it is working
> out, and isn't too much of a burden, then we can consider formally
> committing to it. As noted, we've been doing some backporting already.
> The only thing we're really missing is doing a version bump and a
> package.

Whoops, I missed this message when I wrote my previous reply. This is 
pretty much right in line with what I was asking for (except for me 
wanting "real" releases on the -minus-one versions from the get-go). 
Thanks for ticking in on this, Mark. Like I said, I think that just like 
with the rest of WP, the at-large community devs will kick in on this, 
as well, especially if there is some level of commitment from the core team.

Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org>

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