In this article: What is Linux maintainer status?
When is Linux development stopped?
Why should you care about maintainers?
How do I know if a developer is using an outdated version of the Linux kernel?
When should you start looking for a new maintainer?
When you need a new Linux maintainee, do you need to know if that person is using a newer version of Linux or not?
In this post, we will take a look at what is a Linux maintainess status and how to determine it.
Linux maintainability is a term that can be applied to any part of a Linux system that can help ensure its security, stability and functionality.
There are two types of Linux maintainable code: legacy and modern code.
There is no such thing as a ‘legacy’ or ‘modern’ version of a software system, so it is best to use a ‘modern code’ instead.
To start, we can define a few terms: A legacy code is that that is used by an older version of software, like the old version of PHP that you have downloaded from your website.
A modern code is the code that is being developed by an enterprise and/or large organisation, like a large database like MySQL or PostgreSQL.
If you use modern code, you need an older software system that was released before the modern code was.
A legacy version of code is code that was used for a specific purpose, like for an enterprise database that is running on a server, and was never maintained.
Modern code is what is being used by a larger organisation today, and is also used by more and more developers.
A developer using a modern code version is not a new developer, but a person that has been using that code for a long time, or for a short period of time.
When to look for a Linux code maintainer The first thing you need is to find out what the maintainer is doing.
There might be one or more maintainers of a specific project or project type.
There may be a team that is working on that particular project.
A team might have several maintainers.
A project might have multiple developers working on it.
You can find out more about a project’s maintainers by using the project’s Github account or by looking at their status reports.
To find out whether a developer has an older or newer version, you should start looking at the project logs.
In this example, we are going to use the log of the development of a database database, PostgreSQL database.
The first line shows the maintainers logs: 2016-04-24 18:51:30 – PostgreSQL (PostgreSQL) 220.127.116.11-0ubuntu1ubuntu1 2016-08-27 22:02:39 – Postgresql (Postgresql) 1:6.0.0-1ubuntu2ubuntu1+b2 2016-10-31 00:15:07 – Postcom 0.2.1-1 amd64 PostgreSQL 2016-11-02 07:49:25 – Postmaster (Postmaster) 1-5ubuntu0.3ubuntu3+b1 2016+10-01 11:26:56 – Postgre Sql 0.3.6-2ubuntu2 2016+08-28 06:45:38 – Postfix (Postfix) 2.13.10+20180923-1.1ubuntu5ubuntu4 2016-03-08 01:21:24 – Postgis 0.6ubuntu2+b0 2016-05-12 06:37:16 – Postman (Postman) 1ubuntu2.7 2016-06-07 07:31:02 – Postmonger (Postmonger) 1b2.0 2016.07.08 21:05:24 +1:13 – Postgloss 0.7.0+20150707+deb8u1 2016 2016-07-11 08:13:03 +1ubuntu3 2016-09-25 18:17:43 – PostGIS 2.1.2-2.2ubuntu3ubuntu4 2017-04/16 22:29:25 +1.3 – Postinja 2.2+20150617+deb9u1 2017 2017-08/04 06:27:02 +1-4ubuntu3 2017-10/15 18:24:13 +1/1 – Pkg-config 1.2/20150809+deb1ubuntu6 2017 2017+03/12 16:42:07 +1 – QGIS 0.5.4-1 2018-07/03 07:33:31 +1 Ubuntu 12.04.1+deb7u1 2018 2018-09/05 07:16:04 +1+1 Ubuntu 14.04 2018-10.04+deb5ubuntu2 2018 2018 2018/10/05 06:36:57 +1/+