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Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu stable releases

From: Andreas Färber
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu stable releases
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:50:40 +0100
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Am 09.12.2011 14:24, schrieb Anthony Liguori:
> On 12/09/2011 06:55 AM, Andreas Färber wrote:
>> Am 05.12.2011 21:08, schrieb Justin M. Forbes:
>>> Typically I get a flurry of patches shortly after
>>> a release (and they have already started for 1.0).  I have tried to get
>>> a .1 release out in a timely manner, and then it seems patches for
>>> stable become few and far between.  In the 0.14 and 0.15 series, not
>>> even enough to warrant a .2 release.  Perhaps this is due to lack fixed
>>> issues, or lack of effort to submit to stable.
>>> 3) Security fixes do not follow this schedule, and will trigger a stable
>>> release as needed.
>> I would've thought that the usb-ccid CVE alone warrants a 0.15.2 of qemu
>> and qemu-kvm. I am surprised nothing has happened there yet...
>> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/128064/
> We don't have a clear EOL schedule for stable releases.  Historically,
> stable releases only lasted until the next release cycle so in by that
> logic, 0.15 is EOL.

Unfortunately qemu(-kvm) 1.0 came too late for SLES 11 SP2, so we're now
forced to ship 0.15.1 plus a ton of hand-picked patches.

Therefore I would appreciate finding some solution to keep 0.15 branch
usable, whatever tarballs you release on qemu.org or declare EOL.


> Obviously, part of creating a regular cadence for stable releases and
> getting more people involved is to formalize this all quite a bit more.
> Regards,
> Anthony Liguori

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