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Re: next LTS version?




On Wed, 2018-07-04 at 10:55 +0100, Darac Marjal wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 04, 2018 at 07:53:49AM +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG (황병희, 黃炳熙)
> wrote:
> > In Article <201807031752.13571.gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > 
> > > Greetings all;
> > > 
> > > Since wheezy is pretty much EOL even for security stuffs, whats
> > > the next
> > > version that will be LTS?
> > > 
> > > As a linuxcnc fan, I'd like to know what I have to build a rt, or
> > > rtai-kernel on.
> > > 
> > 
> > Well i don't know what LTS is, however day by day i am waiting for
> > Bullseye, very much!!!
> 
> LTS = Long Term Stable.

To nit-pick, LTS = Long Term Support

>  That is, a version of stable which is 
> fully-supported for 5 years (rather than the 3 years of a standard 
> release).

It's not quite 'fully supported'. The extra support (after the standard
approx 3 years) is only for a subset of architectures and packages [1].
Also, hat support isn't done by the Debian security team, which in my
experience means that security updates can come day's or weeks after
the Stable release gets them. (That isn't intended to be a criticism of
the people working on LTS, just an observation so people considering
relying on LTS know they may need to be a bit more proactive when
security issues emerge.)

[1] https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/FAQ#What_architectures_are_supported.3F

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