[ruby-cvs:51106] Re: [ruby-core:58645] Short-term 1.9.2 maintainership

Terence Lee hone at ruby-lang.org
Tue Dec 3 07:33:12 JST 2013

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.

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Zachary Scott <e at zzak.io> wrote:

> Begin forwarded message:
> *From: *Sam Kottler <s at shk.io>
> *Subject: **[ruby-core:58645] Short-term 1.9.2 maintainership*
> *Date: *November 27, 2013 10:57:01 PM GMT+09:00
> *To: *ruby-core at ruby-lang.org
> *Reply-To: *Ruby developers <ruby-core at ruby-lang.org>
> 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
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