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Re: LTS pkgsrc [Re: Update of xulrunner17/firefox17 in freeze period]

                        Hi Manuel, all,

On 02/10/2013 18:13, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 01, 2013 at 11:26:35PM +0200, Pierre Pronchery wrote:
>>> ??? LTS for what? I cannot understand the topic.
>> I have been talking with Alistair (and a few other developers and
>> vendors) about the possibility to support some branches of pkgsrc longer
>> than the current three months (at least security-wise).
>> I have myself a reason to do this in EdgeBSD: working modular Xorg, and
>> am therefore working on pkgsrc-2013Q1 as the official stable branch for
>> packages there. Then there is the matter of vendors, typically
>> industrial actors who need software versions to remain stable, while
>> patching for potential defects and security issues: their lifecycle is
>> certainly longer than our current quarterly releases.
> I would love to see this. Updating servers every 3 months isn't so easy.
> For example I've a server which I finally updated to 2013Q2 only 2 weeks
> ago ... 

Glad to hear that. About updating production environments, I have the
same feeling. Even with binary packages, it is very difficult to test
everything to be working correctly every three months, and then switch
to it.


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