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Welcome to the Tumbleweed Portal edit
The Tumbleweed project provides a rolling updates version of openSUSE containing the latest stable versions of all software instead of relying on rigid periodic release cycles. The project does this for users that want the newest, but stable software.
The difference to Factory is that Factory is bleeding edge, often experimental, not yet stabilized software that needs more work to become useful. Tumbleweed contains the latest stable applications and is ready for daily use.
This idea has been discussed in mailing lists for a long time and was conceived into action by Greg Kroah-Hartman.
Frequently Asked Questions edit
What types of packages would be updated in Tumbleweed?
What do you want to see updated? Seriously, this is something that anyone can request their packages to be updated. We will rely on the maintainers of the packages to be the ones determining the "stable" versions to be pushed into Tumbleweed.
This can help with projects that don't always line up their release dates with existing openSUSE releases. For example GNOME 3.0 is available for Tumbleweed users now after release of openSUSE 11.4
What to avoid?
The Tumbleweed repositories are not recommended for GNOME users at the moment, (2013-03-03) as the GNOME-related packages' dependencies do are not satisfied within the repository (Will result in a broken login screen).