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Re: [libvirt] closing old maint branches [was: [v0.9.12-maint 0/8] Backport changes for CVE-2013-6458 to v0.9.12-maint]



On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 10:26:14AM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:13:48PM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> > On 01/15/2014 01:43 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > Is anyone still using v0.9.11-maint?  The CVE extends back to 0.9.8, so
> > > we could argue that we should either fix the 0.9.11 branch, or add
> > > another commit to the branch that explicitly marks it as end-of-life
> > > because no one appears to be relying on it.  Fedora 18 is now
> > > end-of-life, so from Fedora's perspective, I only care about 0.10.2
> > > (RHEL and CentOS 6), 1.0.5 (F19), 1.1.3 (F20) and soon 1.2.1 (rawhide),
> > > although I didn't mind touching all the intermediate branches on my way
> > > down to 0.10.2.  RHEL 5 is also vulnerable to CVE-2013-6458, but as we
> > > don't have an upstream v0.8.2-maint branch (thank goodness!), that's
> > > something for Red Hat to worry about.
> > 
> > I've gone ahead and marked v0.8.3-maint and v0.9.11-maint as closed (I'm
> > not posting the actual patch here, but it was done by 'git rm -f \*'
> > followed by recreating .gitignore and a placeholder README that mentions
> > the death of the branch).
> 
> FYI for openstack I examined the current libvirt versions in some
> major distros:
> 
>   https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/LibvirtDistroSupportMatrix

Great. I took the libverty to add wheezy-backports as well since we ship
updated versions from there and it's nowadays integrated into the main
Debian archive.
Cheers,
 -- Guido


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