openSUSE 42.2 Leap Released, Fedora 25 a GO

by Ostatic Staff - Nov. 18, 2016

openSUSE 42.2 Leap was released Wednesday, November 16, as scheduled. "openSUSE Leap 42.2 is made to give stability-minded users and conservative technology adopters peace of mind." On the other side of town, Fedora 25 was declared "GOLD" and it's all "GO" for release Tuesday, November 22. Paul Brown gave an overview and history of SUSE at and The Document Foundation posted videos online of their 2016 conference.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 was released yesterday bringing updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise Service Pack 2 and featuring Linux 4.4.2, Xorg X Server 1.18.3, KDE Plasma 5.8.2, GNOME 3.20, LibreOffice, Firefox 49, and GIMP 2.8.18. In all, over 1400 packages went into this release. "openSUSE Leap is simply the safe choice that offers Linux professionals a user-friendly desktop and a feature-rich server environment." 42.1 users can upgrade through zypper or YaST and Neil Rickert posted some tips for preparing for an upgrade. Media for fresh installs is available at Douglas DeMaio today said, "With the release of openSUSE Leap 42.2, a release party is in order." Those planning a party can get some free swag, so check that out as well.

This week openSUSE 42.2 and next week brings Fedora 25. At tonight's Go/No-Go it was decided that Final compose 1.3 is "considered as GOLD." All blockers were cleared and it's full steam ahead to next Tuesday's release. Jan Kurik said, "Thanks everyone who participated on this release!" Some of the new features are to include IBus Emoji Unicode, Fedora Media Writer default download, PHP 7.0, Storaged replaced UDisks2, improved switchable graphics, and Unicode 9 support.

Elsewhere today:

* Enterprise Linux Showdown: SUSE Linux

* LibreOffice Conference 2016: First videos online

* The Tragedy of Open Source