[csw-maintainers] getting people onto dublin (from: stable)

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Fri Nov 18 09:54:27 CET 2011

Hi Ben,

Am 18.11.2011 um 03:05 schrieb Ben Walton:
> We should really look at entirely disabling access to the old stable
> release.  I know that we're calling it legacy (stable is just a
> symlink), but there may still be sites running it...
> I think we should send notice to users@ and announce@ and then soon
> after drop it completely.  This doesn't get sites upgraded, but it
> will prevent any new installs from legacy and will break any future
> update attempts from sites running it now which should prompt them to
> change their mirror settings.
> What do others think?

We talked about adding something like README to a catalog, which would then be
displayed by pkgutil on the next invocation. We discussed that in Kiel and it
is noted in the Saturday notes under
  "How / when to introduce backward-incompatible changes"
  "The plan for the stable release"

Additionally, I think we should never disable access to anything the hard way.
Adding a note to be displayed would be IMHO best.

Best regards

  -- Dago

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