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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 21, 2016: Beta 2
  • October 06, 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.


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