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From Wei-Chiu Chuang <weic...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Make EOL branches to public?
Date Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:50:45 GMT
I feel like one year of inactivity is a good sign that the community is not
interested in the branch any more.

On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 3:14 AM Wangda Tan <wheeleast@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Want to hear your thoughts about what we should do to make some branches
> EOL. We discussed a couple of times before in dev lists and PMC list.
> However, we couldn't get a formal process of EOL. According to the
> discussion. It is hard to decide it based on time like "After 1st release,
> EOL in 2 years". Because community members still want to maintain it and
> developers still want to get a newer version released.
> However, without a public place to figure out which release will be EOL, it
> is very hard for users to choose the right releases to upgrade and develop.
> So I want to propose to make an agreement about making a public EOL wiki
> page and create a process to EOL a release:
> The process I'm thinking is very simple: If no volunteer to do a
> maintenance release in a short to mid-term (like 3 months to 1 or 1.5
> year). We will claim a release is EOL. After EOL community can still choose
> to do a security-only release.
> Here's a list which I can think about:
> 1) 2.6.x (Or any release older than 2.6) (Last released at Oct 2016)
> 2) 2.7.x (Last released at Apr 2018)
> 4) 3.0.x (Last released at May 2018)
> Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Wangda

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