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Re: VERY good question about Yast2/Suse 7.x/8.0
  • From: Philipp Thomas <pthomas@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 18:37:02 +0200
  • Message-id: <20020802163702.GE13503@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Fábio Rabelo (fabior@xxxxxxxxxxxx) [20020802 15:44]:

> I means the latest packages and Kernel are available to this " 7.x structure "
> or I'm wrong again ??

Yes, you're wrong. Maintenance means fixing security and other bugs. So
what's available are *bugfixed* versions of the packages the business
products contain. For a few selected packages we also offer new versions.
The kernel is *not* the latest but the latest *certified* kernel.

> Then WHY Suse won't release a generic "Suse Linux 7.4" with all of Kernel
> and packages there are allready done ??

Simply because the number of customers who would pay for something like this
is much too small, given that what you'd get would mostly be a bugfixed 7.X.
And that you can have much cheaper by downloading the updates available from
our ftp site or its mirrors.

Now could we _please_ end this thread? It's getting quite boring for most of
the people on this list. For me at least this thread ends here.


Philipp Thomas <pthomas@xxxxxxx>
Development, SuSE Linux AG, Deutscherrnstr. 15-19, D-90429 Nuremberg, Germany

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