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Last Release Candidate for openSUSE Leap 42.2 Released

November 2nd, 2016 by

The development cycle for openSUSE Leap 42.2 Release Candidates (RC) is coming to an end.

RC2, which will be followed by the stable release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 on Nov. 16, is now available for testers after its release today.

“A big change is that the Mesa Nouveau 3D driver was split out to a
separate package as KDE crashes with it on some newer NVidia cards,” wrote release manager Ludwig Nussel to the openSUSE Factory Mailing List.

Users of Leap’s newest version will notice improved capabilities with snapper snapshots based on the btrfs file system, which is the default file system selection. A new btrfs quota concept makes snapper much less disk-hungry and can be manually setup. Snapper is a poka yoke and can give system administrators confident about updating new packages and rolling back the system if an error is made. There is a selection of other file systems for Leap, but benefits of snapper are not available with the other file systems.

Leap is a community-enterprise distribution that appeals to stability-minded users and conservative technology adopters. Leap has a shared core with SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) and hundreds of SLE 12 Service Pack (SP) 2 packages. There are also thousands of community-built packages in Leap. The distribution gives developers and organizations an ability to bridge to the faster release cycles of openSUSE Tumbleweed or to a more Long Term Support enterprise solution with SLE.

Media who are interested in more information should contact Douglas DeMaio at ddemaio@suse.de.

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8 Responses to “Last Release Candidate for openSUSE Leap 42.2 Released”

  1. Great!!
    So close the new Leap 42.2!! :)

    Spreading the word for spanish community:

    Have a lot of fun!!

  2. Great!!

    Spreading for portuguese!!


  3. dcurtisfra

    There’s an English language discussion thread in the openSUSE “Install/Boot/Login” Forum:

  4. Eagerly waiting for openSUSE Leap 42.2 final release, OpenSUSE is the most innovative DE(specially KDE) till date.

  5. SuSE-User

    Sanjay wrote:
    “[…] OpenSUSE is the most innovative DE(specially KDE) till date.”

    Yes, but only if you think that choosing a date format like ISO 8601 by the name of a country is an innovation.
    And if you own the list (which I didn’t found) of the countries in which the ‘non-breaking thin space’ (U+202F) is used as thousands separator, so please post the link to it.

    A bug (bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=340982) which is not fixed since two years now is not innovation, it’s crap.

  6. Maurizio

    Hi to all

    I’ve upgrade my OS from 42.1 perfectly work well, to 42.2 RC2 version.
    Seems to be working fine but I’ve noted that yast when used the “factory ugrade” utility and is about to end, yast report an error.

    “Undefinited method [] for nil: NilClass
    Caller: /usr/share/Yast2/lib/installation/clients/inst_finish.rb:513:in ‘merge_adons_step’ “.

    Second and last thing, I use Gnome interface and not KDE.
    I know that in the last release of KDE, a new thing is that the menus bar present on the task windows programs, now are present on the task bar.
    Someone have verified the functionality and integrity of the programs used in KDE if is used Gnome how interface?
    The menus aren’t presents, example openshot no menu present; thunar, Dolphin ecc.
    If i want use any KDE program, I’m forced to close Gnome session and enter in KDE.

    I’m aware that it is not the final release, but it’s pretty close.

    I hope that my observation could help for who about to close first the official release.



  7. John Bowling

    With a ASUS M4A87TD EVO motherboard, there are difference in drive
    designators in various packages.
    The Partitioner, BIOS, and Drive Designator show the same /dev/sd?
    while df shows different /dev/sd?
    Per df: Per others:
    /dev/sda System boot drive drive, 500 Gigabyte /dev/sdc
    /dev/sdb 3 Terabyte data drive /dev/sdd
    /dev/sdc 3 Terabyte data drive /dev/sda
    /dev/sdd 4 Terabyte data drive /dev/sdb

  8. Liudas Alisauskas

    I think banner URL is incorrect. It points to OpenSuse 13.2 portal. Shouldn’t it point to https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:42.2 ?