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I've seen security updates for GNOME 2.x stuff though, so not only are you wrong in saying that we forced, you're also incorrect in saying that no security updates happened for GNOME 2.x.
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Posted Nov 11, 2011 14:55 UTC (Fri) by csigler (subscriber, #1224)
Posted Nov 11, 2011 15:03 UTC (Fri) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
Posted Nov 11, 2011 20:52 UTC (Fri) by deepfire (subscriber, #26138)
> But they absolutely have forced them in the "drop/deprecate/remove/stop
> releasing security fixes for any other functionality that does not fit
> with the (new) One True UI" sense.
Good we're clear on this.
Posted Nov 11, 2011 23:00 UTC (Fri) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
We give support for stable version for 2 releases after the first one.
Suggest not to put words in my mouth. Policy for stable releases has been the same for years.
Saying "(new) One True UI sense". Well, nothing changed with the number of stable versions we provide with the release of 3.0.
So, no, I don't support your notion.
Posted Nov 13, 2011 16:50 UTC (Sun) by deepfire (subscriber, #26138)
Yes, the Gnome release policy _effectively_ forces its users to move on to newer versions. You simply cannot argue with that. You even just said it again -- "We give support for stable version for 2 releases after the first one."
Before, while the desktop paradigm was remaining familiar, it was not terribly important.
Today, we're left at the doors of a significant change, without any contingency plan (yes, collectively, many of us expected the fallback mode to be such a contingency plan).
It's really simple. Just try to use a little empathy.
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