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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: After the Richard talk... what's new for openSUSE
Am 08.05.2015 um 00:54 schrieb Robert Schweikert:
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On 05/06/2015 06:58 AM, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Wednesday 2015-05-06 10:08, Frederic Crozat wrote:
Le mardi 05 mai 2015 à 17:54 +0000, Jim Henderson a écrit :
On Tue, 05 May 2015 09:34:11 +0200, Michal Kubecek wrote:

No, it does not. "Support point of view" is something
completely different: how well are we able to support the
kernel packages. And this would be actually one of the
reasons why consider SLE (or SLE based) kernel even if it may
be seen "too old" by some.
Well, yes and no. We get users who often ask about how to get
the latest kernel on their build because they want new features
(not just backported fixes).
Well, SLE kernel doesn't only contains backport fixes, but also
backported features.

This is why just thinking in term of version is not good enough
Tell that to the users... versions count for them, and for some
scripts, kernel code, basically everything what was already said
last week.

I agree. If someone does a review of openSUSE they are going to run
"uname -a" to figure out the kernel version. The story that will be
written is that openSUSE comes with a really old kernel. No one
writing up a review will go through the trouble to understand the back
porting model.

Then there will of course be people that cry foul, and rightfully so.
However, perception is reality and openSUSE will very quickly be
labled as the community distribution with the "really old kernel" even
if that is not technically correct.
I think there are users who are looking for a stable openSUSE with a kind of long term support. For these users the kernel version doesn't matter. For myself, I have openSUSE installed on all my computers. I use these computers for working and not for playing around. I don't care about the version number of the kernel or anything else. It has to work and has to be stable, that's all.

Another point of view is our project "invis-server". We are developing an openSUSE based small-business server product. If we heard first of the possibility that there will be a free SUSE Linux Version with a SLE Core, that was something we are waiting for years. Without such a SUSE Version, there's no future for our project.

If we fear any reviews at "Heise open" or "linux magazin", then the only thing that has to be done is to give such a SLE based openSUSE the right name. A name which points at the intention to build a stable openSUSE for long term use.



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