Advance discontinuation notice for openSUSE 11.2


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Dear opensuse-security-announce subscribers and openSUSE users,

SUSE Security announces that the SUSE Security Team will stop releasing updates for openSUSE 11.2 soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for the last two releases and two months, we will stop releasing updates after May 12th 2011.

Discussions on whether a community driven extension of the maintenance like Evergreen for openSUSE 11.1 are ongoing.

As a consequence, the openSUSE 11.2 distribution directory on our server will be removed from /distribution/11.2/ to free space on our mirror sites. The 11.2 directory in the update tree /update/11.2 will follow, as soon as all updates have been published.

Also the openSUSE buildservice repositories containing openSUSE 11.2 will be moved to DISCONTINUED:eek:penSUSE:11.2 and building against openSUSE 11.2 will be disabled in all buildservice projects.

The discontinuation of openSUSE 11.2 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 11.2 only. As usual, the openSUSE project will continue to provide update packages for the following products:

openSUSE 11.3 (supported until approximately Jan 15th 2012)
openSUSE 11.4 (supported until approximately Sep 15th 2012)
openSUSE Next (naming is discussed currently) (currently in development, to be released in November 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 .

To learn more about SUSE Linux Enterprise products, please visit . For a detailed list of the life cycles of our Enterprise Products please visit and

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact SUSE Security at <>.