Tom Lane wrote:
>If we want to have some sort of fixed policy for support lifespan, I
>would suggest it be like "X amount of time after the release of the
>following major version". But X probably has to depend on how big
>the compatibility gotchas are in the following version, so we're still
>really talking about a judgment call here.
I'm not sure that that's going to help users much. I should think around
3 years (or some such predictable period) is a reasonable lifetime goal
for a piece of software like this, accompanied by some weasel words.
Maybe something like this would do: "We will attempt to maintain support
of each major version for 3 years after its release, although this will
not always be possible. After that time any major support requirement is
likely to result in support being ended."
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