On Thursday, 12 January 2017 9:32 Johannes Thumshirn wrote:
IMHO that's partly a communication/marketing
issue. Most people will
read v4.4 and _think_ their new HW is unsopported just because they
don't know there are backports.
There are backports, sure, but are these really what openSUSE users want
or need? What we backport to SLE is mostly support for hardware
interesting for SLES customers, things like 10Gb/s or 40Gb/s ethernet,
infiniband, fiber channel, SCSI storage, multipath etc. I'm afraid
openSUSE customers would be rather interested in things like recent
graphics or sound chips sold in consumer grade segment. Just an example:
are we going to do backports of radeon driver when we tell SLE customers
not to use it?
I must say I'm pleasantly surprised that so far most of those who
provided their opinion prefer SLE12-SP3 based kernel, personally I
didn't expect this option to have any real chance. On the other hand,
when I take a look at the names, I don't really think it's a
representative sample of openSUSE user base.
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