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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE 13.1 - Preparation for Evergreen
  • From: Richard Brown <RBrownCCB@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2015 12:08:42 +0100
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-Hi Axel,

On 11 December 2015 at 20:07, Axel Braun <axel.braun@xxxxxx> wrote:

Thats why I would like to bring it into the project list.
How can we get this process started?
At least I would be happy to build against openSUSE:Evergreen for the repos
and packages I maintain.

Looking forward for your opinions

My opinion,

- Evergreen 13.1 only has a planned support period of January 2016 to
November 2016.
- Evergreen 13.1 is currently expected to be the last Evergreen
release as that usecase that was motivating the core Evergreen team
has been mostly addressed by openSUSE Leap
- Other repositories are, and should always be, considered 'secondary'
to the main distribution - There should be no expectation of support,
and they are always provided 'as is'..or perhaps more accurately, 'at
the whims of' our maintainers
- Maintaining additional repositories for old versions of the
distribution gets harder over time
- I think it's perfectly reasonable for maintainers to stop supporting
older versions of openSUSE in their repositories as soon as it falls
out of official support.

So putting my thoughts together, I personally feel it's unreasonable
to expect most of the openSUSE Project to support Evergreen at the
same level they do the official distributions.
I have no objection to anyone who chooses to support Evergreen in
their repository, but I understand anyone who chooses not to do so. I
think that's a natural outcome of the nature of the Evergreen project,
and given the Evergreen projects likely demise next year, I do not see
justification for the large amount of effort that would be required to
change that, both on the parts of the Evergreen team and all the
individual repository maintainers.


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