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Plan A Community Release Party for openSUSE Leap 42.3

July 17th, 2017 by

Many people are anxiously awaiting for the release of openSUSE Leap 42.3 next week, but before the release arrives, you can prepare for a Release Party to celebrate the upcoming achievement with members of the open-source and openSUSE community.

Host your own Release Party. If you don’t know how to do this, there is a list of five steps to have a successful release party. Plus more details are listed below on how to have a fantastic party.

Selecting a good date and having some goodies to pass out to the party requires a bit of planning. The checklist below can help with planning the release party. If you plan on having a party, email ddemaio (at) suse.de well before the party to get some goodies to hand out to the party people. Please include “Leap 42.3 Party” in the subject line and include a mailing address and phone number.


Find a date

The date of a party is best during a weekend (because it’s easier for people to join, since most people work during the week), but we all function differently. Find two alternative dates for the party if you want and use http://www.doodle.com/ to find a common date that works for most people.

Find a place

A cafe, bar or Linux group meetup location are all great places to have an event. A coffee and cake release party is just as fun as a beer and pizza release party.


It is not necessary to have a cake, but it sure is a lot of fun. You can also have openSUSE Cookies. On the Launch Party wiki page, there are two Release Parties list so far. One release party is in Nuremberg, Germany, on August 3 starting at 4 p.m. The other party is listed for FrOSCon and both will have a cake.

Pictures, pictures, pictures

Bring one or more cameras to take pictures or videos and post them to social media. Tag openSUSE on the photos you post on Twitter, Google +, Facebook or Diaspora.


PromoDVDs, webcam covers and stickers – If we can get it to you without too much red tape from governments, we will; just email ddemaio (at) suse.de with Release Party.

IMPORTANT TIP: Schedule your release party on the wiki and have a lot of fun!

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5 Responses to “Plan A Community Release Party for openSUSE Leap 42.3”

  1. Victoria

    Where can I find Suse’s lover in Cluny in France? that is the place nearest my country house.
    I adore your fantastic work in Open Suse , I wait the 42.3. Thank to your invitation!
    May bee there are students in Cluny, waiting too the new version.
    I’m a old lady with open esprit for Linux
    Best Regards
    Merci!, Mille Grazie!, Dankeschön!, Gracias Amigos!

  2. Geoff

    That’s a 42.2 cake!

  3. benmh

    On 23 september there will be a openSUSE releaeparty in Rotterdam The Netherlands.
    More news will follow soon.

  4. Gerardo - Gran Canaria

    Saludos a todos los usuarios de OpenSuse
    Mande a pedir a Gettlinux.FR OpenSuse y todavia no me ha llegado, lo pedi a finales del mes
    de junio de 2017 y ya estamos a 14 de agosto de 2017.