Advance discontinuation notice for openSUSE 11.3
Posted on: 12/01/2011 11:13 AM

openSUSE 11.3 will be discontinued on Jan 16th 2012

Dear opensuse-security-announce subscribers and openSUSE users,

SUSE Security announces that the SUSE Security Team and the SUSE
sponsored openSUSE maintenance team will stop releasing updates for
openSUSE 11.3 soon.

Having provided security-relevant and bug fixes for the last two releases
and two months, we will stop releasing updates after Jan 16th 2012.

A community driven extension of the maintenance like Evergreen for
openSUSE 11.1 and 11.2 is possible and will be announced when happening.

As a consequence, the openSUSE 11.3 distribution directory on our
server download.opensuse.org will be removed from /distribution/11.3/
to free space on our mirror sites. The 11.3 directory in the update tree
/update/11.3 will follow, some time after all updates have been published.

Also the openSUSE buildservice repositories containing openSUSE 11.3
will be moved to DISCONTINUED :openSUSE:11.3 and building against
openSUSE 11.3 will be disabled in all buildservice projects.

The discontinuation of openSUSE 11.3 enables us to focus on the openSUSE
distributions of a newer release dates to ensure that our users can
continuously take advantage of the quality that they are used to with
openSUSE products.

This announcement holds true for openSUSE 11.3 only. As usual, the
openSUSE project will continue to provide update packages for the
following products:

openSUSE 11.4 (supported until approximately Sep 15th 2012)
openSUSE 12.1 (supported until approximately May 15th 2012)
openSUSE 12.2 (currently in development, to be released in July 2011)
for the next two openSUSE releases plus a two months overlap period.


Please note that the maintenance cycles of SUSE Linux Enterprise products
and products based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system
are not affected by this announcement and have longer life cycles.

Our openSUSE lifetimes are tracked on http://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime .

To learn more about SUSE Linux Enterprise products, please visit
http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/ . For a detailed list of the life cycles
of our Enterprise Products please visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/
and http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/lcSearchResults.jsp?sl=suse



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