[openssl-project] platforms: what do the different "classes" mean?
levitte at openssl.org
Wed Jan 10 22:17:52 UTC 2018
Reading the platform policy (https://www.openssl.org/policies/platformpolicy.html),
the classifications seems fairly clear.
Primary: well defined
Secondary: at least one team member actively supports
Community: one or more member of the community supports
Unknown: we have no idea what the status is
Deprecated: to be removed later on
And yet, we're bickering over what status Cygwin should have in PR
#5043 (https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/5043). Why is that?
I'm guessing that we don't quite agree what "actively supports"
means. Is the "active" part about declaration (someone solemnly
declaring "I will support Cygwin"), or is it about action and
behavioral patterns (we do know that a few team members look after
Cygwin, although perhaps not on a daily basis).
(from my very personal point of view, I'd put Cygwin in the
"community" category, 'cause even if Matt and I do test OpenSSL on
Cygwin when we are the ones doing a release, that's also it as far as
I know... but this isn't just about my opinion, and when opinions are
clearly diverging, it's time to ask why)
Richard Levitte levitte at openssl.org
OpenSSL Project http://www.openssl.org/~levitte/
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