[Interest] What does LTS mean?

Giuseppe D'Angelo giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com
Thu Feb 6 18:01:15 CET 2020

Il 06/02/20 17:11, Jason H ha scritto:
> With Qt 5.12 not being in strict phase (there is no 5.15 LTS yet, and I cannot find an announcement) or even very strict phase, I assume 5.12 is standard LTS phase. I believe fixes for crashes are something that should be in LTSs. Change my mind?
> Even if you can change my mind, I am not sure why we even have LTSs in the first place? Can we get a more formal definition of what a LTS is other than "support".

Just nitpicking (and truly non answering), the paperwork says that 5.12 
has already been in strict mode for almost an year (?).

> https://quips-qt-io.herokuapp.com/quip-0005.html

> strict
>     This period starts when the one after next stable branch is created (for the 5.9 LTS, the one after next is 5.11).

Meaning 5.12 went strict when the 5.14 branch was created (not when 5.14 
was released).

Of course the definition of strict/very strict is very relative. If you 
have fixes for bugs you really want to be cherrypicked, make an argument 
for each one on the respecive bug reports?

My 2 c,
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