[Python-Dev] PEP 11: Dropping support for ten year old systems

David Malcolm dmalcolm at redhat.com
Tue Dec 7 16:56:47 CET 2010

On Tue, 2010-12-07 at 00:05 +0100, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote: 
> >> So by this policy, RHEL and SuSE users would be off worse than with
> >> my original proposal (10 years).
> > 
> > Red Hat continues to provide patches for RHEL within the "Extended Life
> > Cycle" (years 8, 9 and 10), but it's an optional add-on.
> My understanding is that you keep the patches available - but you
> don't produce any new ones, right?

It typically involves backporting (and testing) security fixes to the
older versions of the various OS packages.  Whether or not the results
of that work count as "new patches" is debatable.

I don't know if CentOS and the other people who rebuild the RHEL sources
track those final 3 years.


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