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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

             Advance discontinuation notice for openSUSE 11.0
                               27 April 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          OpenSUSE
Publisher:        SUSE
Operating System: OpenSUSE
Impact/Access:    Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade

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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 download.opensuse.org 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
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

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

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