Talk:Long-term support

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Remove CentOS etc[edit]

As per the intro, "...the term long-term-support is usually reserved for special versions or editions of software that otherwise has a much shorter release life cycle...".

Accordingly, I'd like to remove CentOS, Scientific Linux and Eclipse, because as far as I can see they don't have any special LTS version - just a longer support cycle for every release. (Yes, Eclipse is planning to have one, but it doesn't seem to exist yet)

My thought is to rename the table to: "Software with separate LTS versions", but preface it with something like:

"Many projects, such as CentOS, provide a long period of support for every release, but this table only lists those have a specific LTS version in addition to their normal release cycle".

Thoughts? Snori (talk) 07:26, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Debian[edit]

This is a tricky one. Yes, there is since April 2014 "Squeeze-LTS", but it's not really a separate release, and "a few packages will not be supported in the LTS version of the release..." etc.

It looks as if, like RHEL and CentOS, they'll be taking the "all our releases have long term support" route - which sort of makes it meaningless compared to the kernel and Ubuntu. However, given that they themselves are using the LTS moniker, it probably needs to go into the table - but with some notes regards the above points. Snori (talk) 22:03, 24 July 2014 (UTC)