[TYPO3-core] Proposal for the upcoming Roadmap and LTS

Jigal van Hemert jigal.van.hemert at typo3.org
Thu Nov 8 15:20:48 CET 2012


On 8-11-2012 14:51, Mario Rimann wrote:
> With TYPO3 the "remaining maintenance duration" depends on the moment a
> project is done and which version is used for it as outlined in my
> previous mail - the customer doesn't always get the same duration of
> maintenance with his website.

It's you (or your sales people) who sells the site to your customer. You 
can either do the maintenance yourself or sell a different duration of 
free upgrades to each customer.

> I know, and I'm absolutely aware of the workload each additional
> version brings regarding the maintenance. [...] But I'm asking for a
> transition path to upgrade from one LTS version to the next LTS
> version.

This is the same to me as "I know that each additional version means 
more workload, but I'm still asking you to take more workload".

The problem *is* the increased workload compared to the resources we 
have. Please, come up with a solution for that!
If there would be enough people available who are also willing to do a 
lot of backports and test them we can make each release an LTS.

> 6 months overlapping time is too short IMHO and therefore I think the
> next LTS should be coming better soon than late.

6 months overlap (if we assume that there is going to be another LTS) is 
too short for *you*. Because the workload for you would be too high. Yet 
again, the workload is shifted from an "agency" (in the widest sense of 
the word) to the developers...

Jigal van Hemert
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