Re: VIM v7 and v7.3.46: End of Life and End of Support Dates needed
- On 29/11/12 23:14, Tony Mechelynck wrote:
> On 29/11/12 16:55, Ben Fritz wrote:----------------------------^^^ sorry, "like Gary said".
>> On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:11:52 PM UTC-6, Gary Johnson wrote:
>>> On 2012-11-28, rams wrote:
>>>> I am looking for End of Life and End of Support dates for:
>>>> VIM 7
>>>> VIM 7.3.46
>>>> Can you please share the info for this?
>>> I am not an official spokesman for Vim. The following is just my
>>> I don't know what those terms mean in the context of an open source
>>> project such as Vim. What do those terms mean to you?
>> Some open-source projects (like Python, for example) have a
>> cutting-edge version but also release security updates, etc. for older
>> versions. So you can still download Python 2.7 for example even though
>> they're pushing Python 3.
>> It would be like having a Vim 7.2 branch that we would back-port crash
>> fixes and data loss issues and the like from the default branch (7.3).
>> But Vim doesn't work this way, and as far as I know, it hasn't ever
>> worked this way. With Vim it seems there is only ever one active line
>> of development.
> From time to time, but not at this precise moment, development has
> happened on some "future code branch" of Vim, which was then labeled as
> either "alpha" or "beta". Important security-and-stability bug fixes
> have been, at such times, backported from the "future" release to the
> "current stable" release. Nowadays, however, the only code branch
> visibly under development is the current stable branch, namely Vim
> 7.3.x, and all previous branches are at EOL AFAICT. This means that, as
> Gary said, currently each new patchlevel obsoletes all previous ones:
> the current version is 7.3.744 released some three hours ago as I'm
> typing this message. Like Ben said, any bug found in some earlier
> release will still be investigated and, if some already published--
> patchlevel did not fix it, a fix will be attempted, and, if found and
> accepted by Bram, published as a new patchlevel, etc.
> Someday an alpha or beta pre-release of 7.4 or 8.0 will probably appear,
> and then we will again be in the other, "transition" case described at
> the beginning of the previous paragraph, until a new "stable" 7.4 or 8.0
> release obsoletes the 7.3.x branch.
> Best regards,
The meta-Turing test counts a thing as intelligent if it seeks to
devise and apply Turing tests to objects of its own creation.
-- Lew Mammel, Jr.
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