Jakub Hrozek wrote:
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.
I understand that you want to get rid of the additional effort.
Would you be still willing to accept a feature request for 1.9.x?
I'd like to use LDAP SASL/EXTERNAL bind with SSL client certs.
Our current nightly builder doesn't support building from
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.
My customer is definitely stuck to still using RHEL5 for a while but we plan
to use 1.9.5+ on that platform.