Advance discontinuation notice for openSUSE 11.1

Dear openSUSE users,

SUSE Security announces that the SUSE Security Team will stop releasing
updates for openSUSE 11.1 soon.
Having provided security-relevant fixes for the last two years, we will
stop releasing updates after December 31st 2010.

As a consequence, the openSUSE 11.1 distribution directory on our
server download.opensuse.org will be removed from /distribution/11.1/
to free space on our mirror sites. The 11.1 directory in the update tree
/update/11.1 will follow, as soon as all updates have been published.
Also the openSUSE buildservice repositories building openSUSE 11.1
will be removed.

The discontinuation of openSUSE 11.1 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 11.1 only. As usual, the
openSUSE project will continue to provide update packages for the
following products:

openSUSE 11.2 (supported until approximately May 12th 2011)
openSUSE 11.3 (supported until approximately Jan 15th 2012)
openSUSE 11.4 (currently in development, to be released in March 2011)
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

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