[TYPO3-core] Official information about the upcoming LTS version

Jigal van Hemert jigal.van.hemert at typo3.org
Mon Oct 1 15:16:47 CEST 2012


On 1-10-2012 14:30, Michael Stucki wrote:
> That's pretty important to know. In fact, this means there's almost no
> additional price for providing another LTS version...

As Ernesto already mentioned in his reply: that is only regarding the 
actual release procedure.

For the poor developers an LTS version means that bugs must backported 
to a code base which is changed because of new features. If I only think 
back on the hours I spent with Stefan Galinski trying to backport the 
filter-tree bug to 4.5 and 4.6 (which don't have the virtual root node 
for non-admins). We didn't succeed until today...

Every backport needs to be tested thoroughly to prevent regressions. 
Especially after 6.0 the moving and renaming of classes makes 
backporting even more challenging.

Jigal van Hemert
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