[Mageia-discuss] Long Term Support Policy

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 31 21:03:22 CET 2012

2012/1/31 Maarten Vanraes <alien at rmail.be>:
> Op dinsdag 31 januari 2012 19:35:04 schreef imnotpc:
>> The discussion about the poll raised the question: Does Mageia have a
>> policy regarding the lifetime of a release? I looked around the site and
>> didn't see anything. I realize Mageia is a new distro and this isn't an
>> issue yet, but since I run servers I'd really like to know how long I
>> can expect general updates and more importantly bug and security updates.
>> Jeff
> IIRC, it was talked about before. A lot of us want to do this, but we weren't
> sure about the growth of people yet, so we deferred the question until after
> release of mga2
> iinm the plan was to support each release for 18months; and possibly have LTS
> versions. of this none of this is written down yet nor decided, but i expect
> this discussion to be held again after mga2 is released, since the release
> time could be discussed too, when the new features for mga3 will be talked
> about.

Excerpt from the matching blog "Mageia 2: release cycle, support and
planning", published in July 2011:

"The outcome of our discussions: the release cycle for Mageia will be
9 months. We think it’s a well-balanced choice, providing an
up-to-date distribution that’s also stable. It should also give us
enough time to build the specifications,  develop, package, innovate
and finalize it.

Each Mageia release will be supported for 18 months. We will have a
global review of our resources before next release to check that we
can still provide support according to our first plan. If all is going
well, then we will think about releasing a LTS (Long Term Support)
version every 18 months, to be supported for 3 years."

Whole story: http://blog.mageia.org/en/2011/07/17/mageia-2-release-cycle-support-and-planning/


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