[asterisk-dev] Proposal for DAHDI-trunk: deprecate old kernels

Tzafrir Cohen tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
Thu Dec 29 12:41:35 CST 2011

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 12:08:21PM -0600, Jason Parker wrote:
> On 12/29/2011 11:42 AM, Oron Peled wrote:
> >    * After DAHDI-2.8:
> >      Drop support for 2.6.18 kernels.
> > 
> I was with you right up until this point.  If support for 2.6.18 is released
> before the enterprise distros maintenance period ends (RHEL5, March 2014), then
> we are doing a serious disservice to these users.  There are a very large number
> of users using RHEL5 (I would wager that at an absolute minimum, 80% of Asterisk
> users on RHEL are still using RHEL5), and I don't expect that to change for at
> least 18 months, when they start to realize they're losing support soon.

Right. I figure that it would not be 2.7 and 2.8 to deprecate  and drop
support for (respectively) RHEL5, but some time later in the future.

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