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openSUSE Release Cycle
openSUSE Tumbleweed is openSUSE's rolling release, which is constantly updated and always at the 'latest release'
openSUSE Leap is openSUSE's regular release, which is has the following estimated release cycle:
- One minor release is expected approximately every 12 months, aligned with SUSE Linux Enterprise Service Packs
- One major release is expected after approximately 36-48 months, aligned with SUSE Linux Enterprise Releases
The life cycle of openSUSE Tumbleweed and Leap are documented in The Lifetime Wiki Page.
Upcoming openSUSE Leap Release
Planned Roadmap for Leap 42.2 (Note: updated 2016-08-25)
May 24, 2016: Alpha 1
June 21, 2016: Alpha 2
July 20, 2016: Alpha 3 - Base system freeze
August 31, 2016: Beta 1
September 22, 2016: Beta 2 (delayed one day)
October 05, 2016: Beta 3 - Package freeze
October 18, 2016: RC1
November 02, 2016: RC2
November 16, 2016: Release
Note the submission deadline for each milestone is usually Thursday before the release date.