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The openSUSE project releases the distribution roughly every 8 months. Here you can find the roadmap for the next release which is openSUSE 13.2

openSUSE 13.2 Schedule

openSUSE 13.2 exceptionally has a longer release cycle of 12 months. Thus, it will be released in November 2014. This allows to work on tooling and infrastructure.


openSUSE 13.1 Schedule


Important Deadlines

Checkin Deadline for packages is Friday afternoon (UTC) before the Milestone. Deadline for all other packages is Monday afternoon before the Milestone.

  • 2013-07-19: Toolchain Freeze (autoconf, automake, gcc, binutils etc)
  • 2013-08-08: M4 => Base System Freeze
    • All features should be in, from here on only bug fixes allowed
    • All changes need to be justified, e.g. by referencing explanations in bug tracking systems
    • Kernel should be close to the final Version, ie only patch level updates from here on
    • The major desktops (KDE, GNOME) should be at least at RC level of the expected final version
    • Installation workflow is feature frozen
    • Feature and version freeze for the base system (X11 and below)
  • 2013-09-19: Beta 1 => Full Feature Freeze
    • only major and critical bug fixes allowed
    • Text freeze for translations
    • Feature and version freeze for the complete DVD (patchlevel updates of leaf packages possible until RC1+)
  • 2013-10-01: Start of Maintenance
    • Distro is branched in OBS
    • Maintenance accepts 13.1 updates, Factory packages do not end up in 13.1 automatically anymore
    • Factory unfrozen
    • Licenses are frozen, the split between 13.1 and 13.1:NonFree is settled
  • 2013-10-30: Translations finished


openSUSE Distribution

The openSUSE distribution is usually released every 8 months.

The currently planned dates for release is:

  • openSUSE 13.2: November 2014

Old Releases

openSUSE 12.3 Schedule

openSUSE 12.3 has been released on Wednesday, March 13th 2013.

openSUSE 12.2 Schedule

openSUSE 12.2 has been released on Wednesday, September 5th 2012.

openSUSE 12.1 Schedule

openSUSE 12.1 has been released on Wednesday, November 16th 2011.

openSUSE 11.4 Schedule

openSUSE 11.4 has been released on Thursday, March 10th 2011.

openSUSE 11.3 Schedule

openSUSE 11.3 has been released on Thursday, July 15th 2010

openSUSE 11.2 Schedule

openSUSE 11.2 has been released on Thu, Nov 12th 2009

openSUSE 11.1 Schedule

openSUSE 11.1 has been released on Thu, Dec 18th 2008

See also