Dear opensuse-announce subscribers and openSUSE users,
SUSE Security announces that openSUSE 10.2 will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for more than two years, we will stop releasing updates after November 30th 2008.
As a consequence, the openSUSE 10.2 distribution directory on our ftp server ftp.suse.com will be moved from /pub/suse/*/10.2/ to the /pub/suse/discontinued/ directory tree structure to free space on our mirror sites. The 10.2 directory in the update tree /pub/suse/update/10.2 will follow, as soon as all updates have been published.
The discontinuation of openSUSE 10.2 enables us to focus on the openSUSE distributions of a newer release dates to ensure that our users can continuously take advantage of the quality that they are used to with openSUSE products.
This announcement holds true for openSUSE 10.2 only. As usual, SUSE will continue to provide update packages for the following products:
openSUSE 10.3 (supported until October 31st 2009) openSUSE 11.0 (supported until June 30th 2010) and openSUSE 11.1 (currently in development, to be released December 2008)
for a two-year period after the release of the respective distribution.
Please note that the maintenance cycles of SUSE Linux Enterprise products and products based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system are not affected by this announcement and have longer life cycles.
To learn more about SUSE Linux business products, please visit http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/ . For a detailed list of the life cycles of our Enterprise Products please visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/ and http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/lcSearchResults.jsp?sl=suse
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact SUSE Security at email@example.com.