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OpenSUSE delayed, dev team “soul searching” as a result

The Release Candidate of openSUSE 12.2 has been delayed, ultimately delaying the final product, and causing the team to rethink their strategy

The guys at openSUSE have decided to delay the release candidate for openSUSE 12.2. After skipping Milestone 4, and delaying the Beta, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, and the team is also going to delay the final version as a result.

Release manager Stephen Kulow has sent a message to the openSUSE mailing list discussing the issues that have arisen during the development of 12.2: “I don’t remember a time during the 12.2 development when we had less than 100 ‘red’ packages…”

Issues like these are causing the team to rethink how they plan to further develop the distribution, calling for changes in the community to help make the process smoother and more efficient.

In an email this morning, Community Manager Jos Poortvliet has described the recent situation as a “wakeup-call [sic], and an opportunity to find new directions”. Check the openSUSE website later to check out how you can help.