Forum: Ruby-core Short-term 1.9.2 maintainership

C004c7f4e637a1d63dc00c15f0d9e138?d=identicon&s=25 Sam Kottler (Guest)
on 2013-11-27 14:57
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Greetings ruby-core,

We just started this conversation on the security mailing list, but I'm
moving it here so more people can contribute to the discussion. Yugui is
no longer maintaining (or has expressed that she no longer wishes to
maintain) the 1.9.2 branch going forward. Since this change wasn't
announced very publicly before it happened I'm afraid people may be
caught off guard and may not be prepared to upgrade. I'd like to take
over maintainership of 1.9.2 for a short period of time; as for how long
the branch should continue on is up for discussion. 3-6 months seems
reasonable to me, not sure how people feel about that?

Hopefully this will get the conversation started. Once we have a
decision made it'd probably make sense to announce an exact date so
people know when 1.9.2 will no longer receive security fixes.

-Sam
A038dc14b5fee88002619bbd5e010910?d=identicon&s=25 Terence Lee (Guest)
on 2013-12-03 17:11
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Oops, accidentally sent this to ruby-cvs.

Thanks for bringing this up Sam! I was also surprised to find that 1.9.2
did not have a public EOL announcement on the site. I've been talking
with
Zach, it'd be great if we could announce some more formal release stuff
with the 2.1.0 announcement that 1.9.2 is EOL. I'd be happy to help
maintain security backports to 1.9.2 and work with Sam while Heroku has
to
do it. I'm working on our end of life policies for Heroku and I think
we'll
have to maintain 1.8.7/1.9.2 until June next year for our customers.
We're
looking at a 6 month time frame of announcing EOL and when we can
actually
do it.
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