Hi Mohammed & Wikibase Tech team,
Going forward it sounds like the team has decided to adopt the practice
(not debating best or otherwise, but here only a practice that has been
choosen) of "stable tags" also known as "tagging a servicing
I.E. 1.36 is a hypothetical stable tag (a service release). Some small
bugs need to be fixed, and are non-breaking changes. The team pushes an
updated 1.36 service release (the tag remains the same, but the image has
been updated and incorporates the small fixes). A company or service that
uses 1.36 tag can expect not to have to update their FROM line in a
Dockerfile (hopefully) since the expectation is that 1.36 is considered
Is that the practice or strategy that the teams have decided to do going
On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 9:58 AM Mohammed Sadat Abdulai <
This is to announce that the existing Wikibase Docker images will be
sunset and that the most recently released Docker 1.35 images are the last
versions that we will publish from the wikibase-docker github repository
<https://github.com/wmde/wikibase-docker>. If for some reason you need
them, these previous Docker images will remain available for a period of
approximately 6 months, officially sunsetting on September 30, 2021.
Please note that tags for these docker images have always been, and
remain, mutable. This means if you want to be sure that you’re getting the
same image you should specify the exact image hash.
This is a result of the ongoing “Release Strategy and Infrastructure”
initiative which will culminate in a Spring release with new 1.35 Docker
images which should be used going forward. We will make another
announcement shortly with the exact date of this new release and all
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let us know.
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