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[opensuse-factory] openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha1 released
  • From: Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 16:44:59 +0200
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tl;dr 42.2 Alpha1 is on the mirrors, get it from

Before getting too excited, note that the goal for Alpha1 was mostly
to get the setup and tools ready for 42.2. So as I described in my
last status update¹ 42.2 right now is basically 42.1 + Updates.
There are two exceptions though. The SLE12SP2 Beta1 sources landed
in OBS and we got Qt 5.6 and kernel 4.4 from there already.

That and the KDE version update from 42.1 lead to a few build
failures in 42.2² but nothing major, openQA is still green enough³.

I'd like to have another Alpha before the openSUSE conference and
integrate even more SP2 updates. Among the more than 700 packages
there are major updates of YaST, X, GNOME and systemd coming.
The KDE team has also indicated that they plan to update KDE for

We're aiming for a release in the first week of November so there
should be milestones every month from now on[4]. Since we inherit
the base system from SLE changes to core components become harder
after July (Alpha 3). Version upgrades should be completed by
September (Beta 2).

So what can you do?
- Many components are still to be updated, so it's not that useful
to check for bugs in e.g. KDE or GNOME in the context of 42.2 yet.
However, since we have a new kernel already Alpha1 is still worth
a try esp on physical hardware.
- Think about which packages you want or need to update for 42.2.
Keep in mind that 42.2 is meant to be a minor update so please
keep the upgrade path in mind. Nevertheless some of the changes
SP2 brings like Qt or Systemd may require updates of other
components as well.
- Check your bug lists and move old bugs you intend to fix in 42.2
to the new version in Bugzilla and close ones you will never fix.
- The Wiki pages for 42.2 are already there but I'm sure don't
answer all questions, please fill the gaps.



(o_ Ludwig Nussel
SUSE Linux GmbH, GF: Felix Imendörffer, Jane Smithard,
Graham Norton, HRB 21284 (AG Nürnberg)
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