[packman] retiring 12.3 in packman
jsj at jsj.dyndns.org
Thu May 21 09:31:16 CEST 2015
On Wed, 20 May 2015 20:53:28 +0200
Olaf Hering <olaf at aepfle.de> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, Olaf Hering wrote:
> > 12.3 is EOL in OBS.
> > Should we remove the 12.3 repos in packman to free resources?
> Any opinion on that?
In the past (whatever that means ;-) we left the old distribution there
building for half a Year after being EOL in OBS.
12.3 last official update was published Jan 29th, that would give us
end of July.
I did not really like 12.3 as it was just a half-way between the init
systems, and 13.1 being nominated as Evergreen, there is an increased
benefit to update old systems.
Please note, that once we stop building for 12.3 the last build results
will still be available on the mirrors - depending on their capacity -
the Jacobs University mirror for instance goes back to 11.1!
After a serious hardware failure I lost the workers swkj15-swkj19, so
we are limited to my "old" workers and the generous donation of one
(and a half) workers by Olav for x86 - and currently only one worker
for armv7l provided by Boris.
So yes, we need all the build power there is for the current
We should agree on a deadline for 12.3 - perhaps already end of May -
and then stop building an publishing packages.
Stefan Botter zu Hause
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