openSUSE Happenings for Oct 2015

A lot of stuff is happening in the openSUSE community right now! I’ll just enumerate some of what is going on and continue to encourage everyone to get involved!

Also of some interest would be a Linux distro collaboration interview hosted by Mr. Lunduke with leadership from Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu taking part. It is a good video.

As always, interesting times ahead. With the release of Leap 42.1 quickly coming (SUSECon 2015 is only 31 days away), help is needed with testing and discussing the marketing potential for the changes in the community.

First milestone for openSUSE Leap is available!

Leap LogoI’m really excited that this is out there! The first milestone of openSUSE Leap 42.1 was released today! You can read a lot more at that link, but this is a big first step for the new distribution and a great day for the entire openSUSE community.

The idea behind Leap is to combine some of the stability of SUSE Linux Enterprise with the vast array of packages available from the larger openSUSE community. With that steady base, the idea is to be able to support a single Leap release line (like Leap 42, or Leap 42, or Leap 44) for a longer period of time than a release was in the past.

This is new territory. It is not just a repackaging of the SLE sources (like CentOS) but a re-imagining of a longer-term-support distro utilizing the work being done on the SLE code base.

Download and test it out and report anything strange of broken so that they can be fixed before the (hopeful) release in November 2015!