OpenSuSE 11.0 - End of Life (30.06.2010)


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Dear opensuse-security-announce subscribers and openSUSE users,

SUSE Security announces that openSUSE 11.0 will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for two years, we will stop releasing updates after June 30th 2010 (in 2 months).

As a consequence, the openSUSE 11.0 distribution directory on our server will be removed from /distribution/11.0/ to free space on our mirror sites. The 11.0 directory in the update tree /update/11.0 will follow, as soon as all updates have been published. Also the openSUSE buildservice repositories building openSUSE 11.0 will be removed.

The discontinuation of openSUSE 11.0 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 11.0 only. As usual, Novell/SUSE will continue to provide update packages for the following products:

openSUSE 11.1 (supported until December 31st 2010)
openSUSE 11.2 (supported until approximately May 12th 2011)
openSUSE 11.3 (currently in development, to be released around July 8th 2010)
for the next two openSUSE releases plus 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.

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 <>.
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