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Re: [libvirt] libvirt stable releases



On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 02:39:14PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> An idea we've kicked around for awhile in Red Hat/Fedora land is doing
> official libvirt stable releases, but nothing ever took shape. The idea was
> brought up again recently and I've offered to help get something going.
> 
> I've pushed an upstream v0.9.11-maint branch with a bunch of patches
> cherry-picked to libvirt 0.9.11. Shortly I'll be cutting a 0.9.11.1 and
> pushing it to the website, like other releases.

That's very much appreciated and I will certainly track those branches
for Debian in case it matches our release pattern and let you know about
any additionaly patches I'll cherry-pick from master.
Cheers,
 -- Guido

> 
> Why 0.9.11? Because that's what we will be shipping in Fedora 17 :) Typically
> our policy with fedora is to stick with one libvirt version for the length of
> a release. Cutting stable releases should save us from having to backport
> patches, and hopefully get us more bug fixes than backporting only what our
> users report.  So I don't plan on doing a similar branch for 0.9.12 or 0.9.13,
> but will probably do a branch in 6 months time for whatever libvirt version we
> are shipping in Fedora 18.
> 
> While my primary motiviation at the moment is making Fedora maintenance
> easier, I hope that other distros will use the stable releases as well, where
> we can all benefit from each others QA and attention.
> 
> Any feedback appreciated!
> 
> Thanks,
> Cole
> 
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