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

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On 27/08/13 14:32, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
>> 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.
> There does need to be some amount of overlap, because people can't
> necessarily upgrade machines (particularly servers) instantaneously on
> release day. Even a year of overlap seems rather long, though.

Right now, its sort of a stagged overlap.  For example web browser
security updates are no longer happening in squeeze.  Users are
already expected to upgrade to wheezy for web browser security

I've been meaning to add more informative info to the security-tracker
about end-of-lifed packages.  Right now you can see that info in the
raw tracker data, but the generate web pages don't make that clear at

Best wishes,

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