On 3 July 2018 at 14:42, wwp <subscript at free.fr> wrote: > Hello Niels, > > > On Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:45:37 +0200 Niels de Vos <ndevos at redhat.com> wrote: > >> I am happy to announce the General Availability of Gluster 4.1 for >> CentOS 6 on x86_64. These packages are following the upstream Gluster >> Community releases, and will receive monthly bugfix updates. >> >> Gluster 4.1 is a Long-Term-Maintenance release, and will receive >> updates for approximately 18 months. The difference between >> Long-Term-Maintenance and Short-Term-Maintenance releases is explained >> on the Gluster release schedule page: >> https://www.gluster.org/community/release-schedule/ > > Funny how for some people, 18 month means long-term. We're not supposed > to be in the Android (smart) world, are we? Ironical but no > disrespectful, I'd curious to read about it (how 18 month means > long-term). > > Most projects that layer ontop of a base OS have moved to the Android (smart) world model where most software is only "supported" until the next release. Any long term support is 18 to 24 months, and anything outside of that is going to be only supported with significant support contracts. This is pretty much par for the course for everything from web based projects, open stack, and filesystem projects. We can say that it isn't fair, how our world works, or a dozen other things.. (and i have done so... ) but as someone pointed out to me when I did so "If it doesn't put food in their bellies, roofs over their heads, or power in their computers... it really doesn't matter." -- Stephen J Smoogen.