Deprecating BIND 9.18+ on Windows (or making it community improved and supported)
ondrej at isc.org
Wed Jun 2 21:15:33 UTC 2021
the current plan is to keep the Windows support for the lifetime of the 9.16 branch and then when 9.16 reaches-end-of-life do a snapshot of the last release and cherry-pick `dig.exe` into separate download because it was mentioned multiple times that people would like to keep dig binary. It’s going to be totally not supported, but it’s unlikely that security issue would be discovered in dig itself.
For the development branch, the June release (9.17.14) will be the last release with Windows support included. As soon as the code freeze is over, we are removing the Windows support code from main branch. And thus, next stable release 9.18 will not come with Windows as supported platform.
Ondřej Surý — ISC (He/Him)
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> On 2. 6. 2021, at 22:36, Richard T.A. Neal <richard at richardneal.com> wrote:
> Could I ask if a conclusion has been reached regarding this? I know there was quite a bit of chatter in April/May but it's not clear to me whether any conclusions were reached.
> If 9.16 is to be the last officially supported Windows version then have you decided yet which features from 9.17 will be backported into 9.16 and thus receive official support?
> Easy example: DNS over HTTPS which I believe was initially hoped to be backported into BIND 9.16 around the April/May timeframe this year.
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> From: bind-users <bind-users-bounces at lists.isc.org> On Behalf Of Ondrej Surý
> Sent: 29 April 2021 12:36 pm
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> Subject: Deprecating BIND 9.18+ on Windows (or making it community improved and supported)
> we’ve been discussing the /subj for quite some time and we are either thinking about deprecating the BIND 9 on Windows completely or just handing it over to the “community supported” level.
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