We need a page (or a section of a page?) somewhere on our website in an easy to find location (releases page/security page?) that explicitly lists the support lifetime of each branch. "When 3.0 releases" for the end-of-life of the 2.18 branch is fine, we just need to actually say it somewhere. This is good planning information for people getting ready to deploy in the enterprise.
I think the Release Info page would be a good place for this--we could just add another column, or add another table off to the right.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: Need definitive security support information somewhere on the website → Need definitive support lifecycle information somewhere on the website
dkl, this is probably for you to write, but the gist of it as I understand it is: The current release and the two previous stable releases are supported. For the two previous releases, we only accept patches for security issues, data loss, and other critical fixes. glob mentioned that the discussion in the etherpad linked from bug 908563 is relevant here for more detail.
See Also: → bug 908563
Thanks for bringing this to my attention Liz. I will take some time to add some text to the release info page stating our current policy (which is changing in the near future unfortunately).
Assignee: website → dkl
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Checking in src/releases/index.html; /www/bugzilla-org/src/releases/index.html,v <-- index.html new revision: 1.22; previous revision: 1.21 done
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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