[openstack-dev] Upstream LTS Releases

Chris Friesen chris.friesen at windriver.com
Tue Nov 14 20:01:58 UTC 2017

On 11/14/2017 01:28 PM, Dmitry Tantsur wrote:

>> The quality of backported fixes is expected to be a direct (and only?)
>> interest of those new teams of new cores, coming from users and operators and
>> vendors.
> I'm not assuming bad intentions, not at all. But there is a lot of involved in a
> decision whether to make a backport or not. Will these people be able to
> evaluate a risk of each patch? Do they have enough context on how that release
> was implemented and what can break? Do they understand why feature backports are
> bad? Why they should not skip (supported) releases when backporting?
> I know a lot of very reasonable people who do not understand the things above
> really well.

I would hope that the core team for upstream LTS would be the (hopefully 
experienced) people doing the downstream work that already happens within the 
various distros.


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