On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 05:47:52PM +0100, Jakub Hrozek wrote:
many new features rely on library APIs and features that are only available
in recent versions of SSSD dependencies. As a result, the code often needs
#ifdefs and special branches in order to at least compile or run on RHEL5.
So far we've been doing nightly builds also for RHEL5 and fixing issues
as we were finding them. But recently we are considering dropping support
for RHEL5 -- it is causing some engineering effort and at the same time
the audience is probably very limited. If you are running super-stable
enterprise distribution, chances are you are not all that interested in
the latest and possibly very unstable SSSD version.
The proposal would be to keep building and supporting the 1.9.x branch
for RHEL5 and switch to using RHEL6 as the oldest supported release
starting from the 1.10 upstream version. Of course we would still accept
patches from any potential contributors.
Any objections against the plan?
I'm about to discontinue RHEL5 builds of master/1.10 unless there is
The recent changes in the 1.10/master branch make it harder and harder to
support such an old platform without substatial effort and I don't really
think there are many users of bleeding edge SSSD on a stable platform.
If there are no objections I will shut down the RHEL5 nightly builds
of the master branch tomorrow.
Our current nightly builder doesn't support building from different
branches for different "targets", so in order to build sssd-1-9
nightlies for RHEL5, I'd have to set up another repo. Is anyone
interested in running sssd-1-9 on RHEL5? If so, then I could set up a
new repo, probably on repos.fedorapeople.org
or someplace similar.