[Mageia-discuss] Long Term Support Policy

imnotpc imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Tue Jan 31 21:30:42 CET 2012

On 01/31/2012 03:03 PM, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 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/
OK, thanks to both of you. If the issue resurfaces it would be great to 
post the discussion on the forum and this list so that the greatest 
number of users can share their opinions with those who make it happen. 
Much like the poll, it would help allocate limited dev/packager 
resources to where it does the most good.


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