[arch-general] Arch's policy on the LTS kernel

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Jul 12 12:47:51 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM, Diogo Sousa <diogogsousa at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was unable to find any information regarding the Arch's policy on the
> LTS kernel, specifically, what determines when the current lts version
> is replaced by the next lts version?

As Thomas said, I don't think anything has been formally decided. That
said, what is currently happening is that we follow the '-longterm'
releases by Greg. He outlined his plans  for them some time ago[0].

At the moment I think there is only one active -longterm release, so
it is quite simple. However, you can see from the plan that at some
point we should expect there to be two active -longterm kernels at any
given time. Then we have to decide if we want to go with the most
recent or the least recent version. Either way, we should expect to
eventually end up upgrading once per year (assuming Greg sticks to his
plan that is). Or we could of course stay two years on each release. I
guess time will tell.



[0]: <https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/8/15/5>

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