My imaging environment is currently based on IR5. But now I have hardware
arriving with newer chipsets etc. that this version doesn't really support.
Therefore I need to move to something based on a newer kernel. My
environment is highly modified -- I have probably 20 or so third-party
utilities that I have added, along with extensive scripting. Changing
imaging versions therefore is extremely nontrivial, so I don't want to do it
any more often than I have to. I want to base my modifications on whatever
the most recent materials are.

That said, it is not at all clear to me what I ought to be using.

On Forge, there are lots of possible things to choose from, but these appear
to be imaging environments created and uploaded by interested non-Novell
third parties. It's therefore a reasonable assumption that none of these
represent mainline Novell development. It's also impossible to tell what
represents "newer" versions than others. Is ZfD401-SP1b newer materials
than ZDM 6.5 SP1a? Are any of the files on forge Novell-developed and
therefore "official"?

Ideally what I would like is to download the newest, Novell-developed, Linux
environment. Can anyone help me figure out where I can find this?