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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] fix qemu building with older make

>>> On 29.07.14 at 17:43, <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jan Beulich writes ("Re: [PATCH] fix qemu building with older make"):
>> On 29.07.14 at 15:57, <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > (b) have some kind of
>> > time limit on how long we need to support make 3.80 ?
>> > 
>> > 3.81 was released upstream over eight years ago in April 2006.
>> I know, but I also know there's going to be a few more years where
>> for my day-to-day work SLE10 (coming with make 3.80) is the lowest
>> common denominator in order to be able to test backports there.
>> And RHEL5, iirc released at about the same time, was also quite
>> recently considered a platform desirable to continue to support.
> RHEL5 was released in March 2007, 11 months after make 3.81 was
> released upstream.  Furthermore it is seven years old.  SLES10 was
> released in June 2006, and is therefore eight years old.  People refer
> to Debian stable as `Debian stale' but frankly this is ridiculous.
> At the very least can we put some kind of bound on this ?
> How about we `compromise' on the following rule: we will feel
> completely entitled to delete any build and tools compatibility code
> for anything which was superseded upstream more than a decade ago.

I'm personally not in favor of this, but if a reasonably large majority
would want a rule like this, I'll have to try and live with it. My scope
for deprecation would be more towards such relatively wide spread
distros going completely out of service (i.e. in the case of SLES not
just general support [which happened about a year ago], but also
long-term/extended support [which I think is scheduled for like 12
or 13 years after general availability]).


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