Follow Up from "Let's Discuss Interim Releases"

Phillip Susi psusi at
Sat Mar 9 19:56:55 UTC 2013

On 03/09/2013 12:29 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> One thing I have not seen described (or possibly I missed it - there's been a
> lot of traffic on this topic) is how the transition from "It's rolling" to
> "We're getting ready to release an LTS" would happen?

Yes, there hasn't been much discussion on that yet.  I see two possible 

1)  In the say, 3 months leading up to LTS, we impose a freeze.  This 
would be basically what debian does, where they freeze testing, fix 
bugs, then finally release that as the new stable release. Then after 
the stable release, we open a new archive for the next development 
release.  The down side to this is that for that time, new development 

2)  Rather than upload to raring, then freeze, then release raring as 
stable, change the model slightly so we have uploads going to the 
"unstable" release.  Then say, 3 months prior to the deadline for the 
new stable release, we open a new archive for that release, and copy the 
unstable release to it.  Then bugs would be fixed in the stable release, 
while new development can continue concurrently in unstable.

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