Re: (seemingly) declinging bug report numbers
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 3:45 AM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> I can confirm the trend for a couple of organisations. The primary
> reason that I identified was the retirement of security support for
> Lenny and that Lenny packages are removed from many Debian mirrors which
> made it difficult to use Lenny machines. IMHO, supporting an OS release
> for only 3 years is not long enough.
We don't have enough human power to fix all the RC bugs that crop up
in stable during its lifetime, I doubt maintainers are ever going to
want or be able to support oldstable for longer than we do already.
As far as support for oldstable on security issues goes, you might
want to take a look at these pages: