[owncloud-devel] [Pkg-owncloud-maintainers] ownCloud 6 security support, and 7 timeframe

Thomas Müller thomas.mueller at tmit.eu
Wed Mar 26 17:25:08 MET 2014

Hi David,

generally speaking ownCloud releases are to be pushed out in cycles of 6+ months.
Currently we support 2 releases with respect to bug fixing and so on.

As a result an ownCloud release will more or less be unmaintained after approximately 1 to 1.5 years.

Taking into account the freeze time the ownCloud version being shipped might already be close 
to being superseded by the next release.
This was the case with the Wheezy release and the reason for dropping ownCloud from Wheezy.

ownCloud 7 is planned to be released in June/July this year.

You could easily package OC7 for the next Debian stable.
But with respect to the usual time frame a Debian freeze takes it will be released in ~Feb 2015?
By that time we will have OC8 released - most probably. ;-)

I honestly question if ownCloud should be release under the scope of Debian main.
We are a volatile project and we will ship releases faster than Debian.

What about teaming up to maintain one repo together under the scope of OBS?

Take care,


Thomas Müller                 E-Mail: thomas.mueller at tmit.eu

Am Mittwoch, den 26.03.2014 um 16:54 schrieb David Prévot:
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> Hi,
> As a member of the Debian packaging team, I’d be interested in
> information about the security support of the current ownCloud 6.
> Since we aim at providing years of security support in our stable
> release, the security team would like to know when the security
> support is aimed to stop.
> Furthermore, I wonder if ownCloud 7 would be ready by the time the
> next stable release will be frozen (i.e. 5 November 2014, date after
> which no new packages or versions will be accepted).
> Given the usual Debian release cycle, the next stable release may be
> expected around the end of 2015, and we’ll aim at supporting all
> packages for three years after that.
> Thanks in advance for your replies and/or pointers.
> Regards
> David
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