Two months after my last status update¹ Leap 15 is almost rolling. Following SLE 15 I'd like to aim for a release in April.
- The project builds with only a few unresolvable/failed². Right now Leap 15 is more or less only the base system from SLE with GNOME plus KDE though. - Staging projects are up and working³ - openQA tests the builds⁴. Builds would even be released automatically if they were more green. - The leaper bot and update crawler keep Leap 15 in sync with SLE and Factory - online repos are available on download.opensuse.org and there are even installable ISOs (manually released bypassing openQA).
If you followed the links you see lots of red, main reasons are
- yast switched to a new partitioning backing ("storage-ng") which is not complete yet and some openQA tests are not yet adopted either. That's why the RAID test fails in staging. - Pattern or package dependency changes pull in X in a server install and the minimalX install installs GNOME (boo#1067477). - The way kiwi files for DVD builds are generated has changed. Rather than a mechanism built into OBS it's now an external service (obs-service-product_converter). The scripts around that are not finished yet⁵, so the DVD lacks packages, supplements are not handled yet and neither are localization packages. Also, dropped packages are not yet listed as obsolete in the metadata so upgrades don't work properly.
Overall Leap 15 doesn't look broken though. Since I know of at least one person who installed 15 already on his Laptop, I'd call this Alpha state :-)
- Fix the openQA test failures. Means adjust test case and submit missing packages. Help appreciated with that. - Submit all packages that were in 42, are still in Factory and build for 15 from Factory to 15 (up to ~7500 packages). A script will do that when we're green enough. In order to avoid spamming too much there will be no explicit maintainer ACK. It will still be possible to file delete requests afterwards. - Submit all remaining packages that build for 15 from Factory (up to ~1700 packages). Same mechanism as with 42. Package resp devel project maintainers will need to give their ok via reviews in the submit requests. - Integrate a new Leap 15 branding. Right now we still have the Tumbleweed one. - Maintainers of ports to architectures other than x86_64 may want to start looking into Leap 15.
 https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2017-09/msg00140.html  https://build.opensuse.org/project/status/openSUSE:Leap:15.0 https://build.opensuse.org/project/monitor/openSUSE:Leap:15.0  https://build.opensuse.org/project/dashboard/openSUSE:Leap:15.0  https://openqa.opensuse.org/group_overview/50  https://github.com/openSUSE/osc-plugin-factory/blob/master/pkglistgen.py