[lsb-discuss] Joint session of LSB and OpenPrinting on the LF Summit

Theodore Tso tytso at MIT.EDU
Mon Mar 24 19:32:38 PDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 11:46:50AM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> LSB 4.0 is going to be designed so that the latest versions of RHEL 5
> and SLES 10 can certify.  The reason for that is that ISV's probably
> aren't going to be interested moving their products to the next round
> of enterprise products until customers uptake RHEL 6/SLES 11, and that
> generally doesn't happen until the first service pack comes out.
> Hence, ISV's probably aren't going to be interested in targetting an
> LSB that is targetting SLES 11 until late 2009.
> So in order to give us more of an opportunity to release something
> which ISV's can try out and comment on, the current plan is that LSB
> 4.0 will be released at the end of 2008 which will target RHEL 5/SLES
> 10 (so we will uplift to glibc 2.4, which will cause us to drop
> support for RHEL4 / SLES 9) and then LSB 4.1 or LSB 5.0 will be
> probably be released at the end of 2009 to target RHEL6/SLES 11.

Note that this doesn't mean that Till should stop working with the
distributions to get the enhanced CUPS 1.2.x interfaces, GTK printing
functionality, and driver interfaces for OPVP and SANE into the next
generation of enterprise distro's.  That's definitely still a good
thing to do; it's just that it probably won't get standardized until
LSB 4.1/LSB 5.0.  We could still create trial-use modules for the new
printing interfaces, for example.  They just wouldn't be mandatory for
LSB 4.0.

							- Ted

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