There's been ongoing discussion about making changes to the current release
strategy with OpenLDAP.
Traditionally we've (for the most part) kept new features out of the
release branch and did our best to primarily focus on bug fixes only. There
have clearly been exceptions when warranted (such as support for LMDB,
etc). However, this policy has had the effect of keeping significant
improvements from being made readily available to end users of the
software. To address this, we're looking at implementing the following:
Starting with OpenLDAP 2.5, the OpenLDAP project will use a new release
Odd numbered releases will contain only bug fixes
Even numbered releases will allow for minor new features
This will allow for end users who want stability to focus on odd numbered
releases while allowing those who need/want newer features to be able to
make use of them.
Constructive responses to the new release strategy welcome.
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