Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of ReleaseSupport


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02/19/11 17:38:41 (11 years ago)
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    1 = DRAFT Policy for Supporting Ubuntu and Debian Releases = 
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    4 This is a draft, please use ~~strikethrough~~ if you change things. 
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     1= Policy for Supporting Ubuntu and Debian Releases = 
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    83== Defining Support == 
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     5For the purpose of this document, "support" is defined as "the infrastructure and configuration necessary to run a specific distribution". 
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    107All support levels are contingent upon technical capabilities.  For example, we can't provide krb4-based packages for distributions that don't provide krb4 libraries. 
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    129 * '''Cluster Support''': All packages included in `-cluster` are available and will receive updates.  New software will also be made available.  The `-thirdparty` package will be installable. 
    13  * '''Full Support''': All packages included in `-workstation` are available and will receive updates; other packages will be updated at the discretion of the Debathena team.  New software included in the `-workstation` metapackage will be made available.  No effort will be made to support the `-thirdparty` package. 
     10 * '''Core Support''': All packages included in `-workstation` are available and will receive updates; other packages will be updated at the discretion of the Debathena team.  New software included in the `-workstation` metapackage will be made available.  No effort will be made to support the `-thirdparty` package. 
    1411 * '''Update Support''':  All packages included in `-workstation` will receive updates.  New software will be made available at the discretion of the Debathena team. 
    1512 * '''Minimal Support''': All packages included in `-login` will receive security updates whenever possible.  Bugfix updates for packages in `-login` will be at the discretion of the Debathena team.  No further support will be provided for graphical logins, though existing functionality will not be removed. 
    1613 * '''Dead''': The packages are removed from the Debathena APT repository, and new installations are no longer possible.  Existing installations may continue to function, but will not receive updates or support assistance. 
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     15== Start of Support == 
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     17For supported releases, Debathena should be installable within a week or so of the final release.  Support does not begin until it is announced on the Debathena web page and/or the release-announce mailing list.  Advanced users may attempt to install Debathena before that time for testing purposes only. 
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    1819== Ubuntu Releases == 
     
    2021Ubuntu provides support for LTS releases for 3 years on "Desktop" and 5 years on "Server".  The line between "Desktop" and "Server" is very grey, on both the upstream side of things and our end. 
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    22 Support starts within a week of release date. 
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    24  * '''Dapper (6.06)''' 
    25   * Dead 
     23Releases no longer listed here are considered "Dead". 
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    2725 * '''Hardy (8.04)''' 
    2826  * Cluster Support: through 9/30/2009 
    29   * Full Support: through 10/31/2010 
     27  * Core Support: through 10/31/2010 
    3028  * Update Support: through 4/30/2011 
    3129  * Minimal Support: through 4/30/2013 
     
    3634 * '''Jaunty (9.04)''' 
    3735  * Cluster Support: through 9/30/2010 
    38   * Full Support: through 10/31/2010 
     36  * Core Support: through 10/31/2010 
    3937  * Update Support: through 4/30/2011 
    4038  * Dead: 4/30/2011 
     
    4240 * '''Karmic (9.10)''' 
    4341  * Cluster Support: None 
    44   * Full Support: through 4/30/2011 
     42  * Core Support: through 4/30/2011 
    4543  * Dead: 4/30/2011 
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    4745 * '''Lucid (10.04)''' 
    4846  * Cluster Support: through 12/31/2011 
    49   * Full Support: through 10/31/2012 
     47  * Core Support: through 10/31/2012 
    5048  * Update Support: through 4/30/2013 
    5149  * Minimal Support: through 4/30/2015 
     
    5351 * '''Maverick (10.10)''' 
    5452  * Cluster Support: None 
    55   * Full Support: through 4/30/2012 
     53  * Core Support: through 4/30/2012 
    5654  * Dead: 4/30/2012 
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    5856== Debian Releases == 
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    60 The Debian release "schedule" makes no sense, so we should just make up a policy. 
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    6258Cluster support is never provided for Debian releases. 
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    64 We only support stable releases, which can take up to 2 months for Debathena to prepare it.  
     60In the general case, Debian `stable` releases will receive "Minimal Support" within a month of their release date.