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Re: Confusing our users - who is supporting LTS?




Hello Markus,

On Tue 23 Oct 2018 at 05:06PM +0200, Markus Koschany wrote:

> I believe LTS is not a black and white issue as it is depicted in this
> thread so far.

Yes, that is fair enough.

> This is the first time that someone expresses concern how LTS affects
> other subprojects but I don't think it is correct to assume that it is a
> general issue which can only be solved by making LTS less integrated
> into Debian. I feel the best way to deal with such situations is to
> communicate very clearly that "subproject X" does not support LTS
> releases and recommends to make an upgrade instead. If subproject X is
> general in favor of LTS support but lacks time and energy to make it
> happen, we should determine whether it is possible and desired that the
> LTS team steps in and lends a helping hand.
>
> In short: Make it very clear if you want to provide long-term support
> for your project. Talk to the LTS team in case you need help. Nobody is
> forced to do anything.

This is a good idea, but ISTM the assumption should be that the
subproject does not participate unless it explicitly says that it does.

-- 
Sean Whitton

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