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Warning Factory changed on November 4th with the release of openSUSE 13.2. If you are looking for details on openSUSE's rolling release, please see Tumbleweed

Welcome to the Factory Portal edit

The Factory project is the rolling development codebase for both openSUSE Tumbleweed and 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 and is not intended to be used by humans. 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 and published as openSUSE Tumbleweed. That usually happens once or twice a week.

Factory is mainly used as an internal term for openSUSE's distribution developers, and the target project for all contributions to openSUSE's main codebase.

Power users, developers, and openSUSE contributors are recommended to use the Tumbleweed rolling release.

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.

Releases edit

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