Simon Hausmann wrote:
> In the light of that, I think it would be better to keep the LTS branches
> open longer and stop doing patch releases for minor releases that are not
> LTS.

-1 from a distro packager perspective. LTS just does not fit together with 
fast-moving distributions, and we really need those bugfix releases for the 
branches we ship.

Especially QtWebEngine requires those bugfix releases for security fixes, 
and tracking LTS is not that great there because the base Chromium gets old 
pretty quickly, and websites start complaining (e.g., Google already 
complains about 5.9 being an outdated Chromium) or even stop working 
altogether. The frequency of LTS releases has also so far been totally 
insufficient to keep up with Chromium security fixes (see the huge amount of 
time – almost a whole year! – between 5.6.2 and 5.6.3).

I would rather see LTS canceled and more effort put into the current 
releases, if having both is a problem.

        Kevin Kofler

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