The openSUSE Project, through Jos Poortvliet, announced last night, April 12th, the immediate availability for download and testing of the third Milestone release of the upcoming openSUSE 12.2 operating system.
Delayed one week because the move to i686 desktop Linux kernel for 32-bit architectures, the openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 operating system has been released to bring the latest technologies from the Linux world, such as GNOME 3.4, KDE Software Compilation 4.8.2, or LibreOffice 3.5.2.
Even if it's not set as default, the Plymouth boot splash screen has been implemented in this release, as well as the GRUB2 boot loader, which are considered as experimental, for the moment. However, be aware that Live CDs of openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 cannot install GRUB2.
"We’re very close to getting GCC 4.7 in – the latest status update concluded that a bug in GCC 4.7 blocks zypper from being build."
"This will be fixed in the 4.7.1 release expected in June but to facilitate testing a patch will probably be applied on 4.7.0 to have it in the next milestone." - was stated in the official announcement.
openSUSE 12.2 Release Schedule:
February 17th, 2012 - openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 1 March 20th, 2012 - openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 April 12th, 2012 - openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3
April 26th, 2012 - openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 4
May 24th, 2012 - openSUSE 12.2 Beta
June 14th, 2012 - openSUSE 12.2 Release Candidate 1
June 28th, 2012 - openSUSE 12.2 Release Candidate 2
July 11th, 2012 - openSUSE 12.2 Public and Final Release
Download openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 KDE Live CD right now from Softpedia.
Download openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 GNOME Live CD right now from Softpedia.
Download openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 Installable DVD right now from Softpedia.
Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only. Please report bugs to the official openSUSE Bug Tracker.