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Re: [PATCH 0/2] use AM_TESTS_ENVIRONMENT Automake variable

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] use AM_TESTS_ENVIRONMENT Automake variable
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:59:05 +0200
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> On 07/11/2016 02:42 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> RHEL/CentOS 6 is still a common development target, and I strongly feel
>> that we should continue to support it out of the box.  RHEL 5 is
>> starting to fade, though, so we may finally be able to bump to something
>> newer than autoconf 2.59 and automake 1.9.6.

OK, I didn't know that.

> When the original distributor no longer supports an operating system,
> we can drop support too. We've used this heuristic with Solaris, IRIX,
> etc. to good effect. For RHEL, release 5 is scheduled for end-of-life
> on 2017-03-31 so we can drop support for it then. RHEL 6's EOL is
> currently scheduled for 2020-11-30, and RHEL 7's is 2024-06-10. See:
> https://linuxlifecycle.com/

It is a conservative policy but seems reasonable after all.

I will try to not forget to resend this crucial patch in 2020!  ;)

Mathieu Lirzin

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