Misc #9217

Ruby 1.9.3 End of Life Maintenance Policy

Added by hone (Terence Lee) over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.



We need a defined plan for how long 1.9.3 will be maintained for bug fixes and security fixes? 6 months? 9 months? 12 months? timeline?

Updated by vo.x (Vit Ondruch) over 6 years ago

In Red Hat, we are shipping Ruby 1.9.3 as a part of Red Hat Software Collections product. It means that we are going to support Ruby 1.9.3 at least until September 30, 2016 [1]. If the time comes and Ruby 1.9.3 should be EOLed, I am willing to keep Ruby 1.9.3 branch updated as long as we support it in our products (or as long as I'll stay Ruby maintainer in Red Hat).


Updated by samkottler (Sam Kottler) over 6 years ago

I think it makes sense to do a 12 month maintenance cycle so people can start upgrading. Although 2.0.0 is nearly a drop-in replacement, it's not that easy for larger apps. 12 months feels like a reasonable amount of time for people to upgrade. Once the first cycle is over then Vit or someone else can take over security backporting based on the conversation we had yesterday.

Updated by zzak (Zachary Scott) over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

1.9.3 will be EOL'd in March 2014

We will announce it officially with the announcement of 2.1.0 release.

Additional 1.9.3 maintenance is depending upon Ruby Association contract extension with usa.

If a third-party commercial organization would like to continue maintenance after this, we can discuss it before EOL.

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