with the release of the kernel-update on May 06th, 2013 the SUSE sponsored maintenance of openSUSE 12.1 has ended.
openSUSE 12.1 is now officially discontinued and out of support by SUSE.
openSUSE 12.1 was the first openSUSE distribution maintained using
OpenBuildService methods (known as "OBS Maintenance"), allowing full
community participation, from the beginning.
openSUSE 12.1 was released on November 16th 2011, making it 18 months of security and bugfix support.
Currently, there are no plans to add 12.1 to the evergreen-project. If something changes, I'll inform you as soon as
Here are some statistics of our released updates (compared to 11.4):
Total updates: 789 (+65)
Security: 389 (-28)
Recommended: 398 (+92)
Optional: 2 (+1)
Fixed CVE-entries: 1508 (+193)
Fixed Bugs (overall): 1874 (+319)
The increase of the resolved issues is related to the easier participation in working on openSUSE with the
Thanks on this point to our awesome packagers, community and OpenBuildService-Team!
Your maintenance- and security-team
Benjamin Brunner <bbrunner(a)suse.com>,
SUSE LINUX, Maintenance
SUSE LINUX GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imendörffer, HRB 21284
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