[gnutls-help] Distribution package versions

Daiki Ueno ueno at gnu.org
Tue Jan 31 03:41:17 CET 2023

Hello Jack,

Jack Hill <jackhill at jackhill.us> writes:

> I'm currently working on the GnuTLS packages in the GNU Guix [0]
> software distribution. I generated a question [1] about the versions
> of GnuTLS that we have packaged.
> In short, we currently have two versions of GnuTLS packaged, gnutls
> and gnutls-latest, but both point to a 3.7.x release. Do you recommend
> one point to at 3.6.x "stable" release? Would you prefer other
> software in Guix that uses GnuTLS use 3.7.x or 3.6.x?

We had the discussion previously on this mailing list[1] and also at the
meeting[2].  Afaik the plan was:

- release 3.8.0 soon as "next", while keeping 3.7.x as "stable" and
  3.6.x as supported at best effort (only critical security issues are
- at some point during the 3.8 cycle, turn 3.8.x into "stable" and 3.7.x
  as supported at best effort, and stop supporting 3.6.x

Does it make sense?

[1]  https://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnutls-help/2022-September/004754.html

[2]  https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/-/wikis/meeting-agenda-2022

Daiki Ueno

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