Difference between revisions of "Samba3 Release Planning"

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The regular Samba3 release cycle intends a new major release
 
The regular Samba3 release cycle intends a new major release
every six month (around July 1 and December 15). Each major
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every nine month. Each release series turns into maintenance mode
release turns into maintenance mode when the next major release
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when the next major release is out. Maintenance mode means that only
is out. Maintenance mode means that only severe bugs and security
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severe bugs and security issues will be fixed. For your convenience,
issues will be fixed.
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the next to last series will be turned into a security fixes only mode.
  
After six month maintenance mode, the series will be discontinued.
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That means, a series is
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*nine months fully supported,
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*another nine months in the maintenance mode,
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*nine months in the security fixes only mode.
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In total, each series is maintained for a period of approximately 27 months.
  
 
'''Example:'''
 
'''Example:'''
  
If 3.4 is the current release series, 3.3 is in maintenance mode and
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If 3.5 is the current release series, 3.4 is in maintenance mode,
the maintenance of 3.2 has been stopped (approximately) with the
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3.3 in the security fixes only mode and the maintenance of 3.2 has been
release date of 3.4.0.
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stopped with the release date of 3.5.0.
  
 
Each series can have any number of desired minor release.
 
Each series can have any number of desired minor release.

Revision as of 07:34, 27 May 2010

The regular Samba3 release cycle intends a new major release every nine month. Each release series turns into maintenance mode when the next major release is out. Maintenance mode means that only severe bugs and security issues will be fixed. For your convenience, the next to last series will be turned into a security fixes only mode.

That means, a series is

  • nine months fully supported,
  • another nine months in the maintenance mode,
  • nine months in the security fixes only mode.

In total, each series is maintained for a period of approximately 27 months.

Example:

If 3.5 is the current release series, 3.4 is in maintenance mode, 3.3 in the security fixes only mode and the maintenance of 3.2 has been stopped with the release date of 3.5.0.

Each series can have any number of desired minor release. These will be scheduled on demand.