[Releasing] [Interest] Qt 5.9 and OpenSSL 1.1?
thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Mar 20 21:28:41 CET 2019
On Wednesday, 20 March 2019 13:18:38 PDT you wrote:
> Il 20/03/19 20:50, Thiago Macieira ha scritto:
> >> Isn't the LTS supported for 3 years? We've now reached EOL for 5.6,
> >> released in March 2016. Is 5.9 supported only for 2 years?
> > It's always been two years.
> > https://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/05/11/introducing-long-term-support-qt-5-9/
> > https://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/03/16/qt-5-6-released/
> Both say 3 years; that's why I'm wondering, has it been shortened to two
> years in the meanwhile for 5.9?
I must have mis-remembered. Looking at the emails from the releasing mailing
list, on Nov 20, we wrote:
- There won't be Qt 5.6.4 release anymore but we'll keep the branch open for
backports of REALLY important things
- '5.6' branch will be closed March 2019 (3 years after Qt 5.6.0 release)"
So we've been making bugfixes to the branch, but not releases. 5.6.3 is 18
months old today.
I don't like that. For 5.9, if we have to maintain for 3 years, we should keep
on making releases. Fortunately, for 5.9 we can. But that also means we should
revisit the discussion from this week's release team: when I proposed 5.9.9 as
the last, I was thinking of 2 years of support.
Still, I don't think we should make a release after December this year,
because of the OpenSSL support. I propose we shorten the 5.9 support to 30
months, ending in November 2019 instead of May 2020, due to OpenSSL's EOL of
the only branch we're compatible with.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
Software Architect - Intel System Software Products
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