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Re: Longer maintainance for (former) stable releases of Debian (Re: Dreamhost dumps Debian)

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> wrote:

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 11:53:47AM +0200, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
> But I'd like to stress we need *all* developers to be involved fix bugs
> (esp. security) in their packages in all the supported releases, not only
> in current-stable.

I am afraid I am not on board for this. I do not agree with requiring
me to support old software for years and years after I've stopped using
it. It is not something that interests me as a technical challenge;
instead the task is tedious and boring.

(I don't want this to sound rude or smartass but genuinely interested because I'm surprised more DDs think like you, as I discovered in the DreamHost thread)

What do you do with the 1 year of support Debian currently gives to oldstable? It's also 1 year you stopped using that version, so no technical challenge either.

Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)

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