On Thu 2021-03-11, ddemaio wrote:
There were several comments on reddit that can be summarized as there is a lack of clear information on how long the lifecycle of Leap 15.x will be going forward. When the info on https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime was originally written, there was some clarity on major versions lasting a minimum of 36 months. We know Leap 42 and 15 exceeded that lifecycle. It looks like we're at a point where we evolved and need to provide a bit more clarity for people based on the reddit comments
Thanks for raising and addressing this, Doug and marketing team!
I propose we change the lifecycle page to include the following sentences and include the info in the marketing of Leap 15.3 and beyond (for the foreseeable future):
Leap *Major Release* (15.x) extends maintenance and support until a successor. At present, a successor has not been declared; Leap 15's lifecycle fully aligns with SUSE Linux Enterprise. There is a projection as of March 2021 that Leap 15 will extend to Leap 15.5. Both major versions of Leap 42 and 15 were supported more than 36 months.
Any thoughts, changes, removals or additions to the above sentences.
How about putting in a (minimum) projected number for Leap 15.x?
With Leap 15.0 in 2018 and Leap 15.4 planned for 2022 we're looking at 4 years + 18 months = 5.5 years at a minimum for the 15.x series.
That would be an even stronger message, wouldn't it?
PS: The German version at https://de.opensuse.org/Produktlebensdauer doesn't appear up-to-date with the current English one, yet?