August 17, 2009, 7:46 pm
With regards to the discontinuation mail for openSUSE 10.3 sent out by Marcus the other day I‚Äôd like to clarify the changes in the maintenance period of openSUSE.
openSUSE will shorten the maintenance period to 2 versions plus 2 months which translates with the current release cycle of 8 months to 18 months instead of 24 months we had with openSUSE 11.1 and previous releases.
With that we now can guarantee an overlap time from a maintenance perspective which gives enough time to update machines to newer versions.
Reactions including discussion about forming a group to provide longer life time can be found on the opensuse-project mailing list.