Security releases: How long?

Ben Bucksch ben.bucksch at beonex.com
Wed Aug 1 01:23:21 UTC 2012


On 31.07.2012 16:20, Mark Banner wrote:
> As mentioned in Mitchell's original blog post 
> <https://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2012/07/06/thunderbird-stability-and-community-innovation/> 
> about the changes, the plan is based around the ESR mechanism. If you 
> re-visit the original ESR proposal 
> <https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal#Proposal> 
> it states: " The initial proposal would be to support a minimum of two 
> ESR releases.". That would be ESR 10 and ESR 17

Ah, I see. I hadn't counted ESR 10, because that's long out.

> Before I go any further, there are absolutely no indications that the 
> ESR will be abandoned after ESR 17. ... if Firefox carries on with the 
> ESR, then TB will.
> ... Assuming ESR continues beyond 17, then the plan we have is 
> sustainable beyond that, as it continues with the subsequent ESRs

Thanks. That sounds *very* different (much better) from the previous 
statements.

Ben

(We just need to be able to plan, long-term - as users and developers.)



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