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[opensuse-project] openSUSE Product Portfolio (was: The Name & Version for the new openSUSE Regular Distribution)
  • From: "Axel Braun" <Axel.Braun@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 16:58:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <trinity-1777ebc0-b98d-496b-ac5e-776c125dc966-1436281085394@3capp-gmx-bs50>
Hi all,

been offline for some time, and did not follow the naming discussion in depth,
but I feel there is some information vaccum. At least I did not find it on easily.


First we would like to thank everyone who participated in the naming
discussion [1][2] for the input and for entrusting the board to bring
the process to a conclusion. After due deliberations and consulting
with the release and maintenance teams we have decided the name and
version of the next release should be

openSUSE Leap 42.x

I feel now it is the time to clarify the openSUSE product portfolio of the
future - from what I heard and read in forums, there is some confusion left!

Leap 42 should be the successor of openSUSE 13.2, what I understood from [1].
If the basis is SLE12 (with some patches), we still talk about a Kernel 3.12.x,
and I doubt that actual hardware / chipset / graphics drivers will be addressed
So is the target more on the server/enterprise side, where not the latest
hardware/Laptops is used?

Additional we have Tumbleweed for those who want stay on the bleeding edge.
Happy to receive daily upgrades and willing to frequent changes (like the one
to Plasma5).

What about those users who have reasonably new hardware, but are happy with a
released version - and maybe skip one or two releases before upgrading?

I feel we need to tell Jack User, who is lurking around openSUSE (and Linux in
general) clearly what the right product is for him. Otherwise we may lose those
less experienced users to other distros - would be pity.

Same for the experienced users - why is Leap a step forward, and not a step
back (as frequently stated in forums)?

Looks like we have the need for some marketing, IMHO.

Thanks for listening and helping...

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