openSUSE Leap, the new Regular Release, brings with it a new lifetime.
Each Leap Major Release (42, 43, etc.) is expected to be supported for at least 36 months, until the next major version of Leap is available.
A Leap Minor Release (42.1, 42.2, etc.) is expected to be released annually. Users are expected to upgrade to the latest minor release within 6 months of its availability, leading to a support life cycle of 18 months.
Previous openSUSE regular releases (13.2 and earlier) have a lifetime of 2 releases + 2 months overlap.
每个主要版本生命周期为至少 36 个月，三年，