Since mid-May, the project has been guiding the development of the next openSUSE community release Leap 42.2, which will be released in 29 days. The release of RC1 completes the development process for openSUSE Leap 42.2 based on source code from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Service Pack (SP) 2.
RC1 delivers a professional version that includes OpenStack client software and several other software stacks developers and system administrators will find useful.
RC1 adds new bug fixes for KDE as Plasma 5.8.1 provides several commits to provide a more stable performance for KDE users. The Long-Term Support (LTS) version of Plasma 5.8 has several open-source users excited about the stability potential and rebirth of the KDE.
In addition to having GNOME and KDE desktop environments, the Leap version offers several other desktop environments like Cinnamon, Xfce and more. For those looking for lightweight login / display manager, RC1 offers LightDM 1.19.5.
As an acclaimed community-enterprise distribution that focuses on stability, Leap offers developers and system administrators a professional distribution that uses hundreds of SLE SP 2 packages and thousands of community-built packages. The openSUSE Leap distribution provides developers and system administrators a release that is production ready and offers an easy migration path to move to the faster release cycles of openSUSE Tumbleweed or to an enterprise solution with SLE 12.
Media who are interested in more information should contact Douglas DeMaio at ddemaio(at)suse.de.