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Logo of openSUSE Slowroll

Slowroll is a new experimental distribution from 2023 based on Tumbleweed, but rolling slower. With updates every one or two months with bug fixes and CVE fixes as they come in.


For initial install, you can use the DVD iso from but leave the network disabled (so it does not pull in newer Tumbleweed packages from online repos)

To use in Leap or an older Tumbleweed, replace repositories

   rm /etc/zypp/repos.d/*
   zypper ar base-oss
   zypper ar base-non-oss
   zypper ar -p 80 --refresh update
   zypper ar --disable base-src-oss
   zypper ar h264
   zypper ar  -p 70 packman

We do not recommend using devel repos on top, unless those are specifically compiled for Slowroll. Tumbleweed might work, but might also break occasionally.

Like Tumbleweed, use zypper dup to upgrade.


bmwiedemann did the design and scripting.

Development happens in with the use of

Untested packages go into first and are tested by openQA (TBD)

Most updates should be submitted to Factory and will auto-migrate into Slowroll after acceptance. Be sure to mention relevant CVE-fixes and boo# references in .changes files to speed up migration. Direct submissions should only be needed for backports of urgent fixes that require updated core packages in Factory (which are too risky to update quickly)