i’m thinking about using SLES 12 in our company. But i’m a bit concerned about these new “modules” (e.g. web-scripting). They are not as log supported as SLES itself, normally only for three years. OK. But what happens if i don’t like to use the new version of e.g. php ?
May i continue to use the old version (although it’s not supported any longer) ? Or am i forced to install and use the new module version ?
Any of the extensions (add on products) are supported through the lifetime of the release eg Release->SPn->LTSS as long as you have an active subscription up to the long term support (that is an additional cost).
Sure, you can remain on any package and not update it if you don’t wish too…
MariaDB is the OSS mysql and is supported/maintained just like everything else.
MariaDB is a backward compatible, drop-in replacement branch of the MySQL
Database Server. It includes all major open source storage engines, including
the Maria storage engine.