Quote Originally Posted by djaquays View Post
I'm wondering if anyone has tried to install either of these two branches? Has anyone seen an official road map for SLE moving to either/both of these branches?
Is there a particular reason you want either/both of these new versions? For new/improved features, security enhancements, etc. ?

Given SLES is an enterprise product SUSE don't upgrade major versions of packages on a whim so they keep things stable, backporting fixes (and sometimes features) from later versions. Saying that, given both PHP and MariaDB are both available via modules (Web Scripting and Server Applications respectively) it's possible SUSE could package and release newer versions independently of a SLES release.