On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 6:42 PM, Gert Doering <g...@greenie.muc.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 06:37:04PM +0100, Emmanuel Deloget wrote:
>> I guess the answer to the riddle is: "how long will the 2.4 branch
>> live?". v2.3 shipped in May 2013. If we assume that v2.4 will be the
>> stable branch for two more years (I cannot find any roadmap, so this
>> is pure speculation) then it might make sense for 2.5 to at least
>> remove support for OpenSSL v0.9.8 (it would have been EoL'd for 3
>> years by then).
> We have *plans* to release 2.5 faster than "it takes another 3 years",
> but we said so when planning 2.4 as well.

That's good to know :) Is there any roadmap available to the general public?

> Since David pointed out already that RHEL5 is going to be EOLed soon,
> I do not thing 0.9.8 is an important target anymore.  Depending on the
> amount of #ifdef etc., it might make sense to drop 0.9.8 support in
> 2.4, but only add 1.1 support to master/2.5 - we're early in the 2.4
> cycle, which allows "somewhat larger" changes, but 500+ insertions
> sounds like a bit too intrusive.

I'm not targetting 2.4 -- my work is done on the current master. Adding
hundreds of lines to the current 2.4 for the purpose of supporting a library
which is not yet present on the user systems does not make much sense :)


-- Emmanuel Deloget

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