[php-maint] HHVM under pkg-php-maint?

Ondřej Surý ondrej at sury.org
Thu Feb 13 09:34:50 UTC 2014

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014, at 10:29, Paul Tarjan wrote:
> >I need you to be aware of Debian stable policy updates.
> >
> >If HHVM ever hits stable Debian release, we need to know about security
> >bugs and we will need to patch them on top of what version Debian stable
> >has. This might be breaking your release schedule, but it's something we
> >really need to do.
> >
> >We might fix other critical bugs (not only security) in stable, but we
> >can't upload new upstream version there.
> Ok. We will backport all security bugs to whatever branch we decide will
> be long-term stable. How long do we need to support a specific stable
> release

I think that the release team has a goal of two years between stable
releases and we do support oldstable for approximately one year after
the release of new stable release, so that makes it around 3+ years.

I would suggest:
a) either don't release HHVM with Debian stable if you are not confident
that you will be able to support released version for so long
b) carefully pick a version to put in stable release

We can always provide backports for new HHVM releases, but they are not
as widely used as the version in the stable release.

> (I know ubuntu is 2 years for LTS)?

Ubuntu is 5 year on server, 3 year on desktop

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