Linux devotees can now get the beta release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 and the new release is all about stability ability.
This hybrid community-enterprise distribution is the safe choice (says openSUSE) because it has the stability of an enterprise distribution with community-built packages.
“Leap is for pragmatic and conservative technology adopters,” said Ludwig Nussel, the release manager for Leap. “Testing the beta helps make Leap even more mature, so we encourage as many people as possible to test it.”
It’s important to note that openSUSE Leap focuses on well-established packages, like systemd 228 and Qt 5.6.
“The hundreds of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Service Pack (SP) 2 packages and the thousands of community-built packages allow for an effective development-to-production protocol,” says the firm.
While most can be ‘utterly content’ with the life-cycle and versions of packages in openSUSE Leap, the professional distribution gives developers and organisations an ability to bridge to a faster release cycle with openSUSE Tumbleweed or to a more Long Term Support enterprise solution with SLE.
The release day for the official version is scheduled for Nov. 16 2016.