[openstack-dev] Upstream LTS Releases

Dmitry Tantsur dtantsur at redhat.com
Wed Nov 15 07:57:16 UTC 2017

On 11/14/2017 09:01 PM, Chris Friesen wrote:
> 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.

Sure, but policies may vary. People do make feature backports downsteam from 
time to time ;)

> Chris
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