[OpenAFS] Future of 1.4 release series with regards to new Linux kernels

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 08:28:52 -0400

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Ken Dreyer <ktdreyer@ktdreyer.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Derrick Brashear <shadow@gmail.com> wro=
>> =A0To that end, it's our expectation that
>> for the
>> continued stability of the 1.4 release series, that kernels beyond
>> 2.6.38 would not be supported
> Roughly speaking, what is the expected EOL for OpenAFS 1.4?

the way things worked in the 1.2 series was that we stopped updating
after we had a critical mass of 1.4 uptake.
with a relatively small pool of volunteers to do builds, it may well
be feasible to continue doing (source only) releases
longer than we can reasonably provide binaries for those builds but
i'd expect we'll keep providing 1.4 until sites feel
they are comfortable with 1.6, and then make at least security fixes
available for 1.4