Dear opensuse-security-announce subscribers and openSUSE users,
SUSE Security announces that openSUSE 10.3 will be discontinued soon.
Having provided security-relevant fixes for two years, we will stop
releasing updates after October 31st 2009.
As a consequence, the openSUSE 10.3 distribution directory on our
will be removed from /distribution/10.3/
to free space on our mirror sites. The 10.3 directory in the update tree
/update/10.3 will follow, as soon as all updates have been published.
The discontinuation of openSUSE 10.3 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
This announcement holds true for openSUSE 10.3 only. As usual, Novell/SUSE
will continue to provide update packages for the following products:
openSUSE 11.0 (supported until June 30th 2010)
openSUSE 11.1 (supported until December 31st 2010)
openSUSE 11.2 (currently in development, to be released November 12th 2009)
for the next two openSUSE releases plus two months overlap period.
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
. For a detailed list of the life cycles
of our Enterprise Products please visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not
hesitate to contact SUSE Security at <security(a)suse.de>de>.