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    Why SUSE Linux Enterprise 15?

    openSUSE have recently announced that their version number is going from 42 to 15 and that this is related to "SUSE have decided that their next version of SLE will be 15, not 13."*

    I can't find an explanation anywhere for why SUSE have decided that the next version of SLE is going to be 15. Is there any one here who knows and is allowed to tell?

    * https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-.../msg00014.html
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    Re: Why SUSE Linux Enterprise 15?

    Slightly more than idle speculation:

    There was a goal to unify numbers; this couldn't be done when openSUSE
    Leap was announced since they were already on 13 and SLE was about to
    release 12, and really it was openSUSE making the big change back then.

    13 was already used by openSUSE (like on my laptop right now, because I"m
    so happy with it I keep resisting moving just in case something newer
    isn't as great.... silly, I know).

    13 is unlucky in western cultures, and 14 in eastern cultures. Why not: 15.


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    Re: Why SUSE Linux Enterprise 15?

    That sounds good, but the actual answer that makes the most sense is 42.

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    Kim - 4/24/2017 7:21:14 AM

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    Re: Why SUSE Linux Enterprise 15?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab View Post
    13 was already used by openSUSE
    Was there a desire to align the SLE version with the openSUSE version? I was under the impression that openSUSE decision to align with SLE only came about after the SLE decision. The SLE decision drove the openSUSE decision, not the other way around at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by ab View Post
    13 is unlucky in western cultures, and 14 in eastern cultures.
    If that is a/the real reason then I'm surprised that SLE 12 SP2 got kernel 4.4 because in Chinese that sounds like death.death.
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    Re: Why SUSE Linux Enterprise 15?

    Quote Originally Posted by kgroneman View Post
    That sounds good, but the actual answer that makes the most sense is 42.
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    Re: Why SUSE Linux Enterprise 15?

    On 04/24/2017 08:34 AM, mikewillis wrote:
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    > ab;37569 Wrote:
    >>
    >> 13 was already used by openSUSE
    >>

    > Was there a desire to align the SLE version with the openSUSE version? I
    > was under the impression that openSUSE decision to align with SLE only
    > came about after the SLE decision. The SLE decision drove the openSUSE
    > decision, not the other way around at all.


    I think in general yes, but it was previously seen as impossible because
    openSUSE was in the lead and it's hard to go backward, and even harder to
    go back ward to a version you have already used (that's crazy, really).
    With SLE moving up to 15, it probably made a lot more sense, especially
    since it means that packagers can avoid if-opensuse-then and if-sle-then
    types of logic here and there. The versions for both "distros" are now
    identical, which means less coding around particular distro versions.

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  7. Re: Why SUSE Linux Enterprise 15?

    Quote Originally Posted by kgroneman View Post
    That sounds good, but the actual answer that makes the most sense is 42.

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    Kim - 4/24/2017 7:21:14 AM
    Which is why the very first SuSE Linux version was 4.2

    T

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    Re: Why SUSE Linux Enterprise 15?

    Hey timscotland:

    >why the very first SuSE Linux version was 4.2


    [light bulb moment]

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    Kim - 3/29/2018 8:16:45 AM

  9. Re: Why SUSE Linux Enterprise 15?

    On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:16:59 +0000, kgroneman wrote:

    > Hey timscotland:
    >
    >>why the very first SuSE Linux version was 4.2

    >
    > [light bulb moment]


    And YaST was 0.42 IIRC



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