openSUSE Leap 15.5 Beta Now Available

Feb 22, 2023

The final version of the Leap 15 series of openSUSE is available for beta testing and offers only new software versions.

You might not be surprised that the final release in the openSUSE Leap 15 series doesn't include a lot of new features. In fact, this new beta release is quite bereft in the new features category.

As expected, Leap 15.5 is really just about bug fixes and new versions of the installed applications.

However, tucked inside the list of new packages, you will find the Leap version migration tool, which makes it possible to migrate from one release to another with the ease of a GUI.

The tool has been streamlined such that moving to the next available release can be done with a single click. So, if you're currently using a previous openSUSE Leap release (or are on the 15.5 Alpha), you can migrate to 15.5 with ease.

Some of the new package releases for openSUSE Leap 15.5 include Python 3.10, mdadm 4.2, KDEP Plasma 5.27, Linux kernel 5.14.21, and the Mesa 22.3 graphics stack.

openSUSE Leap 15 began back in 2018, so it's had a pretty good run. For anyone who wishes to go with the latest, greatest version of openSUSE, consider the rolling release candidate, Tumbleweed.

However, for those who prefer a more traditional release cycle, Leap is the way to go.

Download the beta version of openSUSE Leap and read the full blog post about the release.


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