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Re: CMake minimum version


On 6/14/19 2:27 PM, Seth Hillbrand wrote:
On 2019-06-14 14:12, jp charras wrote:
Le 14/06/2019 à 19:49, Jon Evans a écrit :
Speaking of that page on the website, I think we can remove Ubuntu 16.04
and 17.10 from the table now that they are unsupported.

Be careful:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is supported until 2021.
Only Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release support is now end of life (although I
still have a few updates)

Ubuntu provides paid Extended Security Maintenance through 2021. Their standard support has lapsed (which was the date I picked when writing the support end date on that website).

Ubuntu LTS releases receive "Standard Support" for 5 years. Extended Security Maintenance provides security patches for a further 3 years.


The 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" release Standard Support extends until April 2021.


I would propose that we do not officially support the Linuxes past their standard support window.  The hardware requirements on Linux are not prohibitive for upgrading and cost is not an issue.

That seems reasonable to me. Once a release falls out of the Standard Support period, many of the package repository mirrors purge the packages from their systems. This makes it very difficult to maintain such a system.