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[openFATE 310963] Make openSUSE releases with more life time than 18 months.
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  • Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:48:47 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Martin Seidler (pistazienfresser)
Feature #310963, revision 5
Title: Make openSUSE releases with more life time than 18 months.

openSUSE Distribution: Evaluation by engineering manager
Requester: Important

Requested by: Rafael Belmonte (eaglescreen)
Partner organization:

It would be nice if OpenSUSE would make special releases which have
much life time than 18 months, as like as Ubuntu does with its LTS
releases. Ubuntu release a LTS version each two years, and they have
five years of support, updates, and repository life. OpenSUSE could
adopt a similar policy about this. Believe me, many people love to can
install an OS and not have to touch it in years, and this is a main
reason about why I deploy Ubuntu LTS releases in some systems instead
of OpenSUSE.

Use Case:
Robert call to his nephew, Richard, and request him to install Linux in
his computer. Richard thinks in OpenSUSE as first choice, but when
Richard tells Robert that OpenSUSE will expire in 18 months, Roberts
ask Richard to install another distribution with more Life-time,
because Robert is scared about facing an OS upgrade or installation,
and Richard won't be in the country at that date.
Mary wants to install a GNU/Linux distribution for the computer she
uses in her business, she dudes about to install OpenSUSE or Ubuntu,
and after thinking a few time about it, she decides to install Ubuntu
LTS because she won't need to upgrade or reinstall the OS until four
years, which is much comfortable for her situation.

Business case (Partner benefit): 18 months of support is not always enough for many users.
Many people hates having to upgrade or install a new OS each 18

#1: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm) (2010-12-14 10:36:53)
There is an initiative in doing a log term release, please see the
opensuse-project mailinglist and here:

+ #2: Martin Seidler (pistazienfresser) (2010-12-22 20:47:14) (reply to
+ #1)
+ In the mailing-list (archive) under "openSUSE LTS"
+ 20%3Cbr/%3E)

openSUSE Feature:

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