Re: Ubuntu Xenial stemcell and rootfs plans
Mike Youngstrom <youngm@...>
I may not have anything that qualifies as compelling. But, here are sometoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
of the reasons I've got:
* If skipping Xenial that give at the most 1 year to transition from trusty
to a 2018.04 based rootfs. Lets say it takes 6 months to get the new
rootFS into our customers hands and for everyone to be comfortable enough
with it to make it the default. I don't think 6 months is enough time for
my users to naturally transition all of their applications via pushes and
restages to the new rootfs. The more time we have with the new rootfs as
the default the less I will need to bother my customers to test before I
force them to change.
* Xenial uses OpenSSL 1.0.2. Improving security by not statically
compiling OpenSSL into Node would be nice.
* With the lucid rootfs after a while it became difficult to find pre-built
libraries for Lucid. This put increased burden on me to identify and
provide lucid compatible builds for some common tools. One example of this
is wkhtmltopdf a commonly used tool in my organization.
I think the biggest thing for me is that the move from Lucid to Trusty was
a nightmare for me and my customers. Though better planning and adding a
couple of more months to the process would help, giving my users a couple
of years to migrate would be better. :)
On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:05 PM, Danny Rosen <drosen(a)pivotal.io> wrote: