With the release of release-notes-openSUSE on May 17th, 2017 the SUSE sponsored maintenance of openSUSE Leap 42.1 has ended.
openSUSE Leap 42.1 is now officially discontinued and out of support by SUSE.
The currently maintained stable release is openSUSE Leap 42.2, which will be maintained until the Q2/2018. See https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime
Upgrading is easy. See the links below for instructions:
https://doc.opensuse.org/documentation/leap/startup/html/book.opensuse.start... https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Offline_upgrade
openSUSE Leap 42.1 was released on November 4th 2015, making it ca. 18 months of security and bugfix support.
It was the first hybrid distribution which used sources from SUSE Linux Enterprise and from our community developers to bridge a gap between matured packages and newer packages found in openSUSE Tumbleweed.
Some statistics on the released patches (compared to 13.2):
Total updates: 1442 (+98) Updates imported from SUSE Linux Enterprise: 507 Updates provided by community developers: 935 Security: 598 (-109) Recommended: 807 (+182) Optional: 36 (+24) Feature: 1 (1)
Fixed CVE-entries: 2434 (-217) Fixed Bugs (overall): 3735 (-170)
A huge thanks to our awesome packagers, community, and all involved people, who made the next great release possible!
Your maintenance- and security-team