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Support cycle for 18.10
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This is just a discussion task to talk about how we should do the support cycle for 18.10.

I expect 18.10 to have a LOT of SRUs to fix bugs and little things. 19.04 will be a major improvement over 18.10. Do we still want to support 18.10 for the full nine months after release like normal, or do we want to cut it off right after 19.04 comes out?

We need to decide on this prior to the release.

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tsimonq2 created this task.Oct 8 2018, 9:32 AM
wxl added a comment.Oct 8 2018, 10:11 AM

My general feeling is that at least early in the cycle, we'll be fixing bugs on both. Later, we're likely to see upstream fixes and then it's kind of going to be a pain. Maybe we should base this on the likely release date of the next LXQt. Can we get that out of them?

I'm not quite sure what you're getting at.

We can't cut off 18.10's support until 19.04's released for people who aren't comfortable running the beta, so our minimum is six months.

wxl added a comment.Oct 8 2018, 10:32 AM

I guess what I'm saying is we should consider their schedule. If it's not going to be until after 9 months, who cares. If they're thinking 3 months, we should minimize our support cycle as much as possible.

I brought it up to upstream, but we're thinking by the end of the year for 0.14.0 assuming all the release blockers can be solved by then. So yeah, we're talking like three months, ish.

wxl added a comment.Oct 8 2018, 10:43 AM

Minimal support cycle then. It'll save us extra effort.

So six months? Meaning, Lubuntu 18.10 is EOL as soon as 19.04 hits the shelf?

wxl added a comment.Oct 8 2018, 11:11 AM

I know it sounds a little weird, but you know as well as I do this release is not as complete as previous ones.

Right, but I'm asking, six months?

wxl added a comment.Oct 8 2018, 11:12 AM

Well we can't do less, so yes. :)

Alright. I'll talk to Adam and see how badly he hates the idea.

wxl added a comment.Oct 8 2018, 11:14 AM

He probably hates it, but we should to some degree consider this almost a brand new flavor release.

tsimonq2 closed this task as Wontfix.Oct 13 2018, 3:09 PM
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He won't let us do it on an individual flavor-by-flavor basis, and I didn't get a chance to make a quality case to the TB before the release.

I'll talk to other flavors for 19.04.