EOL plans for major versions
Wed Jul 8 14:29:13 CEST 2020
On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 9:22 AM Lukas Larsson <lukas@REDACTED> wrote:
> We support two major versions backward, so right now that would be 21 + 22 + 23. OTP-20 went out of support when OTP-23 was released.
> I don't recall the reason why we did not patch 21 for this bug. Perhaps Björn can explain once he is back from summer vacation.
We patched OTP-21 locally for ERL-1205, but the fix broke things
rather badly. ERL-1205 requires the followup fix in
702f1c69a9e841e0dd278a96cf8c7bc4f9eac5f2, whose commit message only
mentions failed builds on BSD, but it also fixes runtime errors (loss
of precision in time-keeping) on Linux.
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 3:30 PM Adrian Ho <ml+erlang@REDACTED> wrote:
>> I'm currently updating the Homebrew formulas for OTP 20 through 23, and
>> I noticed https://bugs.erlang.org/browse/ERL-1205, wherein it was noted
>> that OTP 21 has never worked in Catalina, and therefore was not patched
>> alongside OTP 22 and 23.
>> Is there an official decision as to when to stop supporting OTP 20 and
>> 21? I'm aiming to get some idea when those two versions can be
>> deprecated on Homebrew.
>> Thanks much!
>> Best Regards,
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