Following the schedule set
the openSUSE team has released the first release candidate for openSUSE 13.1 , whose final release is scheduled for November 19.
What’s up, Doc? Rather little. If anything characterizes openSUSE is the sobriety : software updates, we introduce a few changes, but usually important “background”, and run. And the truth is we do not need more users of this distribution to be happy … Well, maybe longer support because 18 months fall short in many situations.
Thus, openSUSE 13.1 includes as main attributes Linux kernel 3.11, 4.11.2 KDE, GNOME 3.10, Xorg 1.14, Table 9.2.1, LibreOffice 4.1.2 … What you can expect from a distribution that comes out now, come on.
However, there is room for other developments, such as improved support Btrfs file system , neither the default and is recommended for production use, but still improving. Or the new YaST 3.0, rewritten in Ruby with the consequent improvement, but the user will only notice, perhaps, greater speed of execution. In addition to many bug fixes here and there, and those who remain.
By the way, speaking of openSUSE and precisely support this version will support Evergreen Community. Or what is the same, at 18 months of official support will be followed by 18 months of community support, three years in total .
If you like to start testing openSUSE 13.1, this RC is a good opportunity. Do not forget, though, that it is a buggy development version yet to be solved.