In case anyone's interested in YA-example,
I run openSUSE Leap 15.1 & SLE 15sp1. The former, here, is very definitely the
feeder/driver of use & adoption of the latter.
TW is not at all an option for production.
For me, core tech'y that I care about being both stable & modern includes:
kernel, systemd (incl systemd-networkd), dracut, grub, Xen, GCC, git & python
Options for openSUSE Leap 15.1, from devel repos, are available & packaged for ALL of
those -- except systemd.
systemd, OTOH, is shipped in Leap15.1/Leap15.2/SLE15sp1/SLE15sp2 as v234 -- lacking modern
functionality, & simply broken in places.
afaict, ONLY *TW* packages v244/245 ...
Trying to get ANY of the updated versions supported on SLE is an uphill battle, at best.
OBS builds of v244/v245 for any of those^ platforms are ... challenged; unless I've
missed it, I've seen no successful package builds for any of them.
There's little/no interest or response from #opensuse-*, inquiries about policy to
opensuse-support list (https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-support/2020-04/msg00070.html
are, so far, uncommented.
Attempts to report brokenness, with links to known issues & fixes requiring updates,
are dismissed as 'feature requests' with the bugs summarily/unilaterally CLOSED.
"... we can't afford to backport a feature each time an openSUSE user is
missing one ..."
I find that sort of response closeminded & myopic, but I get it -- not my distro, not
Here, a production OS without a modern/fully-functional systemd is of no interest/use to
me; despite my personal preference ...
Unless/until an Enterprise-production-class Suse* packages/supports a modern systemd,
it's no longer a option. Not Leap, not Jump, and not $SLE.
What's this mean just for me?
We used to be an all openSUSE/SLES shop; _quite_a_few_ hundreds of installs, a small
king's-ransom in license/support costs. By end of this quarter, I'll have moved
the _last_ bank of (8) *SUSE production servers, and the development desktops that serve
them, to other OS.
Me, personally? I'll keep _my_ *personal* desktops & servers as franken-Leap
instances as long as I can still hack them into submission; we'll see what systemd
package's version stance does to my thinking ...
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