I must be missing something here, or it might have been explained but my
attention span across the zillions of emails around this topic of
creating a new distro is just very bad...
For openSUSE 11.1, we will have updates ('support') for 18 months.
Those who wants to provide long term support for 11.1, can simply create
their own updates. It wouldn't be difficult to create a common repo
where people can contribute to patches for this purpose and keep doing
that for some 7 years or whatever the plan is. Heck, since we're not
talking massive changes and updates, anyone can help out with this, as
well as working on openSUSE Factory etc.
One issue with this, is that we normally clean up OBS by removing old,
unsupported distro versions, but that is surely a decision that can be
changed if there are such noble goals as to create a long term support
By creating an entirely new distribution, some folks that previously
contributed to openSUSE will no longer have time for that, and put their
efforts into the new distro instead. In my opinion, we are already short
of people contributing and this split will obviously make that number
So, please enlighten me what I'm not getting here...
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