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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: openSUSE Strategy Discussion: Base for derivatives
  • From: Gerald Pfeifer <gp@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 01:51:54 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1007052103230.4689@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 24 Jun 2010, Malcolm wrote:
My understanding is kernel 2.6.32 is meant to be the current LTS type
kernel, eg SLE, RedHat, Ubuntu etc as this has LTS from the kernel
developers? Does this mean a regression from the newer kernel in 11.3?

Both Novell and Red Hat are fully capable of providing LTS for whatever
kernel (or other package) they choose for SLE and RHEL, respectively.
Ubuntu, I have some serious doubts.

What you probably have in mind is the fact some certain upstream kernels
receive longer maintenance; these are called -stable (or -sucker) kernels.
As implied by the above, though, there is no 1:1 correlation between these
and longer term maintenance provided by Enterprise distributions.

And, no, openSUSE 11.3 using a more recent kernel than 2.6.32 is not a
regression nor a problem; it's the nature of a project like this and
brings new and positive changes overall.

Gerald
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Dr. Gerald Pfeifer <gp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Director Product Management, SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, Appliances
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