Goals for 2.22

David Miller justdave at bugzilla.org
Sun Jul 10 02:36:08 UTC 2005

Luis Villa wrote:

> On 7/9/05, Max Kanat-Alexander <mkanat at bugzilla.org> wrote:
>>but our branch maintenance times depend on our releases, and I don't really want to be
>>maintaining 2.16 forever. :-)
> Is the plan to maintain a given release for X number of years, or to
> maintain X number of total releases at any one time?

Option A: maintain a given release for X number of years (well, months,
18 to be exact).

2.16 is a special case because there was nothing to replace it with when
that normal period would have expired, so we agreed we would wait until
2.22 came out to terminate support for it (given our switch to timed
releases at the time, that would have given it 12 months after the
version replacing it came out, except that 2.18 slipped so far it sort
of became 18).

We're going to do general bugfixes (but no feature enhancements) for 6
months into each release, and then security-only support for the
following 12 months after that, which should give us 3 releases to
maintain at any given time (plus the trunk), but only the current stable
release will be getting bugfix support at any given time, the previous
two will be security only.

Dave Miller                                   http://www.justdave.net/
System Administrator, Mozilla Foundation       http://www.mozilla.org/
Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System  http://www.bugzilla.org/

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