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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] openSUSE:Tools dropped 11.3 repo already?
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 05:29:43PM -0300, Claudio Freire wrote:
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Brian K. White <brian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

In a few months you will have to do the same with 11.4 etc... Once they go
discontinued, they don't change any more and you don't have to worry about
them disappearing any more.

Perhaps an extended support version should be appointed for every major
version.
To avoid this issue, and to appease the server folks. Which I would
imagine is an important enough endeavor.

http://www.suse.com/products/server/ there you get all you're
requesting. And if you need you get extra years of support and there
are partners available all around the world.

Well this SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) advertisement might be as off
topic as the complaiin about the short openSUSE lifetime¹ was. :)

Perhaps the last minor of every major version should enjoy, if not
extended *support*, at least extended *presence* in OBS.

Why? SLE is available as a build target.

So perhaps 11.4 shouldn't be phased out of OBS as soon as it reaches EOL.
Maybe someone will volunteer for maintenance duties even, who knows.

In many years we're maintaining old Samba versions for older products
we've seen less than five external contributions. That was said to
stress how likely it will be that someone will volunteer to maintain a
huge amount of packages. That's a lot of work.

And to all the guys complainimg again and again about how good all had
been in the past: Please read once again
http://lists.openSUSE.org/opensuse-factory/2011-11/msg00471.html

Cheers,

Lars

¹ http://en.openSUSE.org/Lifetime
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Lars Müller [ˈlaː(r)z ˈmʏlɐ]
Samba Team
SUSE Linux, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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