I'm requesting a MRE for SSSD. Upstream* generally supports several
branches at any time; one or two LTM (long term maintenance) branches
and the latest non-LTM stable branch. The current supported branches are:
(1.10 will be the next LTM)
There is no written policy about allowing only bugfixes on the stable
branches. Actually, 1.5.x did receive features upstream deemed
appropriate for it, but the other branches haven't. There is a
test-suite that is run during package build, but due to the nature of
the package it's impractical to cover every use case. The stable
releases are being tested by upstream and the community though (and
Fedora users which get the updates quickly, RHEL later), so giving a few
weeks after a release should reveal the regressions a release might have.
SSSD is nowadays _the_ daemon for networked identity and authentication,
widely used in the enterprise and relied on by Canonical support staff.
There is an open MIR too, which will hopefully be resolved sometime soon.
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