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Re: Linux distribution support policy


No other comments? If not, I guess we should just merge the proposed changes.

On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 18:54, Ian McInerney <Ian.S.McInerney@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> After the discussion on the list after the update to Boost 1.59, I have drafted an updated support statement for the 3 supported Linux distributions we have: https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-website/pull/470. I would like feedback on this policy (either here or on GitHub).
> Basically, Fedora and Debian versions will be supported as long as they are supported by upstream.
> LTS Ubuntu versions will be supported for 1 year after the next LTS version is released (giving a 1-year overlap). Non-LTS versions will be supported for as long as they are supported by upstream.
> I think 3 years of support for an LTS release is a good amount (if we went with how long upstream supported it, then we would have a 6-year support window). This is important not only for Boost, but also for wxWidgets. Once 3.2 is released, I would imagine that only the new releases will contain it. That means that if we support the LTS versions for the 6-year time frame, we would have to also support the outdated wxWidgets versions (and deal with their quirks/bugs) for that amount of time (and 3.2 won't be released by 20.04, that I can say for sure, so that would mean supporting 3.0 until 2026 - when even wxWidgets upstream won't support it probably).
> -Ian
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