A day after Benjaman Brunner's announcement about the end-of-life (EOL) of the openSUSE 11.3 operating system, on January 21st Bryen Yunashko published the release schedule of the upcoming openSUSE 12.2 Linux distribution.
The openSUSE Project releases new versions of its openSUSE Linux operating system every 8 months, with a life cycle of 18 months for each one.
The development cycle of openSUSE 12.2 will include four Milestone releases in February 9th, March 3rd, April 5th and 26th, a single Beta release in May 24th, and two Release Candidate versions in June 14th and 28th.
"As 11.3 was released in July of 2010, the time has come to embrace our newer versions, including the successful release of 12.1 in November of 2011."
"And of course, we’re already gearing up for 12.2, slated for release in July. And the first milestone release is already just around the corner. You’ll be able to try out Milestone 1 on February 9th." - said Bryen Yunashko in the official announcement.
openSUSE 12.2 Release Schedule:
9th February, 2012 – openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 1
3rd March, 2012 – openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2
5th April, 2012 – openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3
26th April, 2012 – openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 4
24th May, 2012 – openSUSE 12.2 Beta 1
14th June, 2012 – openSUSE 12.2 Release Candidate 1
28th June, 2012 – openSUSE 12.2 Release Candidate 2
6th July, 2012 – openSUSE 12.2 Gold Master (not available to general public)
11th July, 2012 – openSUSE 12.2 Final release
As you can see the final release of openSUSE 12.2 will be available in summer, in the middle of July 2012, but you can get back here in two weeks for a first taste of openSUSE 12.2, with the Milestone 1 release.
As usual, both contributors and testers are always welcome throughout the entire release development process of openSUSE Linux!