[libvirt] Dropping RHEL-6/CentOS-6 support

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Tue Feb 9 12:56:19 UTC 2016

On 09.02.2016 13:52, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2016 at 12:07:43PM +0100, Michal Privoznik wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I've noticed a failed build on CentOS-6 after some commits. Problem was
>> that old gcc is not wise enough and produces a false positive. I've
>> proposed a patch for that [1] but honestly, neither am I - like Peter -
>> very fond of this approach. We should not try to fix a good code because
>> of some spurious warnings. Moreover if they happen on a system that is
>> considered stable and thus nobody should run recent libvirt on it.
>> In RHEL-6/CentOS-6 there's libvirt-0.10.2 which is 3.5 years old now.
>> I'm starting this thread so that the decision and discussion is clear
>> and not buried under discussion to the patch.
>> If we happen to stop caring we probably should stop our CentOS-6 build
>> in jenkins too [2].
> IMHO it is well premature to stop caring about RHEL-6. We only just
> dropped support for RHEL-5, but RHEL-6 is very much still a widely
> used platform and will continue to be so for a good while yet.

Sure, but I'm not talking about downstream support rather than upstream
one. Or are you saying that nor upstream should drop RHEL-6?


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