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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: openSUSE Product Portfolio (was: The Name & Version for the new openSUSE Regular Distribution)
This has been said a few times before. I will reiterate a bit, and add
some thoughts. I love openSUSE, and it is actually the reason I joined
SUSE. I think it is a great project for many applications. SLES offers
tools that the community simply does not have the development cycles to
create. So there is a big benefit to openSUSE to utilize some of these
cycles. For this reason part of the community is shifting gears toward
openSUSE Leap 42.x. I don't think it is anyone's intention to drag
people along. Therefore, it has been suggested that if a group of people
who are willing to put in the effort, continue the path of 13.2. There
could be parallel opensuse releases.
I can see how this would be appealing to some people, but I do worry
about fracturing the project. This is a common issue/benefit of Linux
projects. It provides ingenuity, but takes resources away from some
efforts. I think it is important to remember that most of the community
that created 13.2 will be working on 42.x. I have faith that we can
create a beautiful stable operating system utilizing some of the best
tools in the market.

On Tue, 2015-07-07 at 23:47 +0200, G G wrote:
I strongly agree with Axel Braun. As a common user (and a
contributor), I still do not fully understand the reason behind the
decision of including those SUSE's patches.

openSUSE 13.2 is rock solid, fast and beautiful. It supports stable
software, not fresh nor so old, but it has an excellent hardware
support. It has all the stuff that a common user could expect from a
stable desktop-oriented Linux distribution like openSUSE.

As far as i understand, the new Leap 42 release will have an older
kernel in order to support SUSE patches. That means older hardware
support and older software available. So, we are going to exchange
something that is proven to work and that the users like (openSUSE
13.2), with something that seems enterprise-oriented, probably stable,
that needs more work behind than that for openSUSE 13.2.

Since it will also have releases aligned with SLE releases, does that
means that openSUSE is going to become a new Fedora-like distribution
(i.e. a testbed for enterprise stuff)? Please, don't get me wrong, i
really appreciate the contribution of SUSE and all its employees to
the openSUSE Community and to the development of the Distribution, but
many things are unclear and i think that openSUSE right now, with 13.2
+ Tumbleweed + Factory, is simply great.

Thanks for the answers in advance,


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