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Welcome to the Factory Portal edit

The Factory distribution is a rolling development distribution and the base for the next stable openSUSE release.

There is a constant flow of packages going into Factory. There is no freeze; therefore, the Factory repository is not guaranteed to be fully stable. The core system packages receive automated testing via openQA. When automated testing is completed and the repo is in a consistent state, the repo is synced to the download mirrors. That usually happens once or twice a week.

Factory is mainly useful for core distribution developers -- experienced testers and developers who want to stay on the bleeding edge. Conservative users who just need a working system ("if it ain't broke, don't fix it") are advised to stay with the current stable release

Communicate edit

Development discussions happen on the openSUSE mailing lists, in Bugzilla, openFATE and on IRC (#opensuse-factory). The most important mailing lists to follow Factory development are:

Besides those many more mailing lists for specific topics and development projects exist.

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