[Development] [Announce] Security advisory: Freetype in Qt

Scott Bloom scott at towel42.com
Thu Jul 28 00:56:41 CEST 2022

Fully agreed with all your points, but knowing a release is LTS has value even for those without support.

I don't see a problem if someone is choosing a the latest LTS version, getting that version since the current version is not a LTS.

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From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of Thiago Macieira
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 2:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [Development] [Announce] Security advisory: Freetype in Qt

On Wednesday, 27 July 2022 14:28:05 PDT Scott Bloom wrote:
> Outside opinion. I know many non-commercial who tend to stick with the 
> LTS for their projects.

The problem is that you're not getting Support, whether Long Term or Short Term or Any Term. Those are stale, a year or more out of date.

I agree there's some value in sticking to the 5.15 or 6.2 line because there will eventually be updates, even if late. But we must balance that with the possibility that the choice was misleading. We don't want someone to choose
6.2.4 now only because it's under the "LTS" heading, but not get a single update for the next 10 months.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Cloud Software Architect - Intel DCAI Cloud Engineering

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