[openSLE] [opensuse-project] openSUSE Long Term Support...

Per Jessen per at computer.org
Tue Sep 8 00:39:05 MDT 2009

Magnus Boman wrote:

> For openSUSE 11.1, we will have updates ('support') for 18 months.
> Those who wants to provide long term support for 11.1, can simply
> create their own updates. It wouldn't be difficult to create a common
> repo where people can contribute to patches for this purpose and keep
> doing that for some 7 years or whatever the plan is. Heck, since we're
> not talking massive changes and updates, anyone can help out with
> this, as well as working on openSUSE Factory etc.
> One issue with this, is that we normally clean up OBS by removing old,
> unsupported distro versions, but that is surely a decision that can be
> changed if there are such noble goals as to create a long term support
> cycle.
> By creating an entirely new distribution, some folks that previously
> contributed to openSUSE will no longer have time for that, and put
> their efforts into the new distro instead. In my opinion, we are
> already short of people contributing and this split will obviously
> make that number even smaller.
> So, please enlighten me what I'm not getting here...

You seem to make be making a lot of sense.  

/Per Jessen, Zürich

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