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Re: Support timeframe

On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:22:36 -0500, Steve Smith wrote:
> Hello,
> In general, how long is a version for Debian supported?  Ie, I believe that it is Microsoft's policy to stop providing support (patches, fixes, etc) after 6 years from a release.  Is there any such policy for Debian and if so- what is it?  What would it be for version 5?  Ie, is it safe to say that version 5 will not be supported after 2014?
> The reason why I ask is because we have a hardware appliance that is based on Debian and we are working on upgrading to version 5.  Because the previous version is not longer supported, we need to provide a patch policy for our appliance.

Stable releases are supported for one year following the release date of
the subsequent stable release.  Hence, support for Debian Lenny (5.0)
well end sometime toward the end of 2011 (assuming Squeeze is released
toward the end of 2010).

Best wishes,

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