DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2009-09
Re: 2.0 packages being removed from avalon
Vincent Stemen wrote:
On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 09:05:40 -0400 (EDT), Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
Since 2.4 is out, and we'll have binary pkgsrc packages for it soon, the
2.0 packages are due to be removed. If this will cause you trouble,
please speak up.
The plan is to keep packages for the current release (2.4) and the
previous release (2.2), which gives us a binary package retention
schedule of about a year.
If possible, I would recommend (and request) keeping packages available
for at least two previous releases rather than just one.
It is really bad to keep around packages we don't build anymore, because
they get outdated and accumulate security problems. And we don't have
the resources to keep building packages.
I think we should keep around what we can build for at the moment, and
not a bit more.
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