On 04.11.2008 18:19 Uhr, Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
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On Nov 4, 2008, at 13:59 , Hanno Schlichting wrote:
If I'm not mistaken there was something about every release being
supported two years after its initial release in those discussions.
But time went on, we haven't sticked to a time-based release schedule
and those policies haven't been written down or been followed.
2 years sounds fine to me.
By that reasoning, we can stop supporting 2.8 (2.8.0 was released June
11, 2005) and 2.9 (2.9.0 was released January 9, 2006). However, if we
were strict it would also mean EOL for 2.10 (2.10.0 was released
October 4, 2006). But we can be lenient...
We must be careful with such time-based policies because of the
installed (Plone) installations. Zope 2.8 and Zope 2.9 are definitely
dead horses. We must support Zope 2.10 (which is a pretty good release)
as long as Plone 3.X is supported. Let's say Plone 4 becomes mature in
late 2009 and widely used by 2010...then we can talk about getting rid
of 2.10 (except the Plone releases >= 3.2 would adopt Zope 2.11 or 2.12
at some point but I haven't heard that this is on the agenda for the
next Plone 3.X releases).
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