[erlang-questions] Patch Package: OTP

derek denc716@REDACTED
Fri Dec 1 19:33:50 CET 2017

On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Sverker Eriksson <
sverker.eriksson@REDACTED> wrote:
> All announced patches on 19 will have versions OTP-19.3.6.x

But wait, will there be more 19.3.7+.x versions?

> Any other pushed OTP-19 tag is some sort of special customer request
> of backporting fix or feature.

ok, so I think I can skip this OTP-19.2.y.z.

> If something is fixed for example on OTP-19.2.y.z, then it will also
> be fixed or already have been fixed on OTP-19.3.6.x.
> /Sverker

And Ingela or Sverker can comment on the long term maintenance plan? or
generic rules

https://github.com/nodejs/Release#release-schedule   Something like this
for nodejs, it clearly mentioned Maintenance LTS End for each major node

I just wonder when can I drop support of Erlang 17, 18, ... ?

> On tor, 2017-11-30 at 12:15 -0800, derek wrote:
>> To Ingela and if sverker also on the list:
>> This morning I just found OTP- release is available, for the
>> only changed application is erts-;  I'm trying to understand
>> why is this needed? when you already have OTP which included
>> erts-;
>> how many users are there sticking with 19.2 and can upgrade
>> 19.2.X.Y.latest but can't upgrade to 19.3.X.Y.latest  ?
>> as a downstream OS distribution packager, I want to know if this need
>> a packaging as well
>> Could you also talk on what are the Erlang OTP release rules? if not
>> have recorded on some link? and what's the maintenance plan for each
>> past release? how long will each release be supported? like 19 will
>> be
>> supported till Month-Year? 18 till what Month-Year?   and is 17
>> already no longer maintained?
>> https://github.com/erlang/otp/releases
>> https://github.com/erlang/otp/releases/tag/OTP-
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