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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: [opensuse-announce] Change in maintenance for openSUSE 11.2 and future versions
  • From: Michael Loeffler <michl@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:20:50 +0200
  • Message-id: <200908181320.51113.michl@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 18 August 2009 13:05:50 Wolfgang Rosenauer wrote:

Am 14.08.2009 14:03, schrieb Michael Loeffler:
with regards to the discontinuation mail for openSUSE 10.3 [1] sent out
by Marcus the other day I'd like to clarify the changes in the
maintenance period of openSUSE.

openSUSE will shorten the maintenance period to 2 versions plus 2 months
which translates with the current release cycle of 8 months to 18 months
instead of 24 months we had with openSUSE 11.1 and previous releases.

With that we now can guarantee an overlap time from a maintenance
perspective which gives enough time to update machines to newer versions.

I'm a bit nit picking now but anyway.

"openSUSE(1) will shorten the maintenance period"

That should hopefully mean:
Novell is stopping its work on openSUSE 11.2 and above after 18 months.
Then I'm a bit nit picking, too. The sentence above doesn't make sense.
It might look like this:
Novell limits maintenance for openSUSE 11.2 and future version to 18 months.
The openSUSE community can come up with contributions to expand the
lifecycle of the distribution. Novell will fully handover the update
process to the community after the 18 months timespan.
However the currently official maintenance period is limited to the 18
months guaranteed by Novell.

What about this statement? Is that something openSUSE(2) could imagine?
At least michl as part of openSUSE (2) wanted to express this.

(1) openSUSE = Novell
(2) openSUSE = the community project


Michael Löffler, Product Management
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH - Nürnberg - AG Nürnberg - HRB 16746 - GF: Markus Rex

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