CentOS Death in 2021

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 13:59:34 EST 2020

Well . . . they could install a later version of Ubuntu (takes about 
30-120 minutes) and build
and test on that version.

Surely not that arduous.

Best, Richmond.

On 15.12.20 19:38, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
> On 12/15/20 3:48 AM, Richmond via use-livecode wrote:
>> 2. Stir up trouble.
>> Personally I think that LiveCode central are being a bit @#$%^&* 
>> claiming that LiveCode
>> is cross-platform and not saying they support more recent versions 
>> than Ubuntu 16.04 and so on.
>> And stirring up trouble means that I think they deserve a collective 
>> kick in the source-code for that.
> I may be in the minority on my opinion on this, and judging from the 
> feedback I expect from this post that may be an understatement, but...
> I think the team is correct in this.
> Support means more than "we think this works".
> Since they currently build and test each released version on an older 
> linux distro, they can't really claim to "support" later versions, 
> even though we can empirically verify that there is essentially no 
> difference when running LC on other/later linuxes. Claiming support 
> would mean dedicating resources to changing the build process, 
> verifying that the resulting build performed to spec on whatever linux 
> version, and also on an ongoing basis dedicating support team 
> resources to whatever issues may arise on the newly officially 
> supported platforms.
> And at present there's very little ROI for making these changes. Even 
> the modifications that a few of us do contribute require redirecting 
> company resources to verify (or not) before merging into the corpus of 
> releasable code, and with the current worldwide situation I doubt 
> there's a lot of free time to squeeze into redirection from actual 
> revenue-producing streams.
> Since Ubuntu's EOL date is coming up in the next few months, I expect 
> that the build platform may change soon. But since I can compile from 
> source here on linux mint 20 (Ubuntu based) (as long as I modify the 
> gyp file as in my PR) I don't expect major hiccups nor any major 
> expense in team resources from this migration.
>> 3. As far as I can see (probably not very far), there is no 
>> difference in functionality between Xubuntu 16.04 and 20.10;
> See above, but yes, I agree.

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