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openSUSE Leap 42.3 End of Life is Extended

August 8th, 2018 by

The usual lifetime of openSUSE Leap minor versions have traditionally received updates for about 18 months, but the minor version of Leap 42.3 is being extended.

The last minor version of the Leap 42 series was scheduled to be maintained until January 2019, but that has changed thanks to SUSE committing to additional months of maintenance and security updates. Leap 42.3 is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack (SP) 3  and SUSE has agreed to keep publishing updates for Leap 42.3 until June 2019.

This means the extended End of Life for Leap 42.3 will increase the total lifetime of the Leap 42 series to 44 months.

Users of the openSUSE Leap 42 series are encouraged to use the additional months to prepare the upgrade to Leap 15, which was released in May.

Those who can’t migrate production servers to the new major version in time may want to take a (commercial) SLE subscription into consideration, which provides even a longer lifecycle. The proximity of Leap 42’s base system to SLE 12 keeps the technical effort to migrate workflows from Leap to SLE low.

 

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4 Responses to “openSUSE Leap 42.3 End of Life is Extended”

  1. Hi.

    some errors in the article?

    > The last minor version of the Leap 42 series was scheduled to be maintained until January 2019

    Maybe you mean October 2019? Or Maybe I’m wrong…

    Is the total of months of Leap lifetime right? 44?

    Have a lot of fun!!

    • inas

      I thought the EOL of 42.3 was sometimes in November 2018 as it was scheduled to end 6 months after LEAP 15 came out (at the end of may)

      • inas

        about the total lifetime of LEAP 42 I thought it was 4 years (4 releases) + 6 months or about 54 months but this includes all 42 from 42.0 which was based on sle12 up to 42.3 based on sle12sp3 a sub release lifetime (ex 42.2) was 18 months a year + 6 months after a new version came out

      • yep, I was wrong… November was EOL for Leap 42.3

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