Go 1.3 is unmaintained/unsupported upstream

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Fri Feb 13 17:27:14 UTC 2015

On Friday, February 13, 2015 18:17:29 Martin Pitt wrote:
> John Lenton [2015-02-13 16:26 +0000]:
> > Go 1.3.3, which we are shipping in Vivid, is unmaintained upstreamĀ¹
> > (yes, despite being released less than six months ago).
> > 
> > Would it be possible to move to 1.4 in vivid?
> Better be quick, feature freeze is next Thursday :-) If you
> prepare/upload a package and ensure that all packages that
> build-depend on it are still working (we have 76: reverse-depends -b
> src:golang), it should be fine. I suggest staging that in a PPA, and
> once everything builds, upload the new golang-go, and any package
> which needs updates to build with 1.4.
> > This wouldn't fix the fact that it will become unmaintained in
> > Vivid's timeframe
> It's in universe, so inherently unsupported, and I figure at the
> moment folks developing with Go would rather use some backports or a
> PPA anyway?

Perhaps Go and the redepends should be removed from the archive then?

Scott K

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