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KCI builds once b-series (18.04 LTS) development starts

Rik Mills-2
Once the b-series (18.04 development start we would have 4 active series
building on KCI. Xenial, Zesty, Artful and 'b-series'.

Since we already arguably generate too many builds at present, then I
propose that we retire builds for both Xenial and Zesty.

Rational for those:

Xenial - There is little that we are likely to backport to Xenial any
more with the help of KCI, and what individual packages we might can be
test built on a case by case basis. We already have some breakages with
Xenial builds due to difficult to backport dependencies, which is only
going to get worse with time. It would be a better use of time and
resources to concentrate on the upcoming next LTS.

Zesty - Similar to Xenial, there is little now that we would with to
backport for Zesty. We cannot/should not backport 18.04 versions in the
backports ppa, as this would break Zesty -> Artful upgrades via the
release upgrader when a user had the backports ppa packages installed.
Zesty also only has 3 months worth of life once Artful is released, so
it will be going away soon anyway.

Thoughts/opinions please?

Regards

Rik Mills

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Re: KCI builds once b-series (18.04 LTS) development starts

Valorie Zimmerman
Amen to all that. The upcoming LTS should be our best yet, and will
take a lot of attention, love, testing, polishing. Anything that
doesn't further that should be moved out of the way in my opinion.

+1

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Rik Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Once the b-series (18.04 development start we would have 4 active series
> building on KCI. Xenial, Zesty, Artful and 'b-series'.
>
> Since we already arguably generate too many builds at present, then I
> propose that we retire builds for both Xenial and Zesty.
>
> Rational for those:
>
> Xenial - There is little that we are likely to backport to Xenial any
> more with the help of KCI, and what individual packages we might can be
> test built on a case by case basis. We already have some breakages with
> Xenial builds due to difficult to backport dependencies, which is only
> going to get worse with time. It would be a better use of time and
> resources to concentrate on the upcoming next LTS.
>
> Zesty - Similar to Xenial, there is little now that we would with to
> backport for Zesty. We cannot/should not backport 18.04 versions in the
> backports ppa, as this would break Zesty -> Artful upgrades via the
> release upgrader when a user had the backports ppa packages installed.
> Zesty also only has 3 months worth of life once Artful is released, so
> it will be going away soon anyway.
>
> Thoughts/opinions please?
>
> Regards
>
> Rik Mills

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Re: KCI builds once b-series (18.04 LTS) development starts

Aaron Honeycutt-2
Sounds like some great saving of resources on our end. Xenial is stuck any way on Plasma 5.8 I believe, and Zesty has only so much time like you said. LTS should get the most love and outshine our last in every way!

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On Oct 12 2017, at 1:44 pm, Valorie Zimmerman <[hidden email]> wrote:
Amen to all that. The upcoming LTS should be our best yet, and will
take a lot of attention, love, testing, polishing. Anything that
doesn't further that should be moved out of the way in my opinion.

+1

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Rik Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:
Once the b-series (18.04 development start we would have 4 active series
building on KCI. Xenial, Zesty, Artful and 'b-series'.

Since we already arguably generate too many builds at present, then I
propose that we retire builds for both Xenial and Zesty.

Rational for those:

Xenial - There is little that we are likely to backport to Xenial any
more with the help of KCI, and what individual packages we might can be
test built on a case by case basis. We already have some breakages with
Xenial builds due to difficult to backport dependencies, which is only
going to get worse with time. It would be a better use of time and
resources to concentrate on the upcoming next LTS.

Zesty - Similar to Xenial, there is little now that we would with to
backport for Zesty. We cannot/should not backport 18.04 versions in the
backports ppa, as this would break Zesty -> Artful upgrades via the
release upgrader when a user had the backports ppa packages installed.
Zesty also only has 3 months worth of life once Artful is released, so
it will be going away soon anyway.

Thoughts/opinions please?

Regards

Rik Mills

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