Today, June 1, 2016, openSUSE’s Douglas DeMaio informed the openSUSE community about the latest GNU/Linux technologies that are coming to the rolling openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, as well as what has landed last week.

First of all, users are being informed that the first Alpha release of the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system is now available for download and testing. However, the development cycle for openSUSE Leap 42.2 has just started, and it looks like the final release lands in the first week of November 2016.

Secondly, openSUSE Tumbleweed users should be aware of the fact that the latest KDE Applications 16.04.1 software suite for the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment has landed on May 29, along with many other software updates, such as GTK+ 3.20.6, libpng16 1.6.22, and Wine 1.9.11.

“GNOME’s GTK3 updated from 3.20.4 to 3.20.6 in the snapshot and libvirt has updated subpackages mostly for drivers as well as some for client, storage and daemon-config-network. Yast2-dns-server is available for update with version 3.1.21 in the Tumbleweed repositories,” said Douglas DeMaio in today’s announcement.

And now for the good news, as according to Douglas DeMaio, the Linux 4.6 kernel should land by the end of the week in the main software repositories for openSUSE Tumbleweed, along with the Perl 5.24 packages. In the meantime, the openSUSE developers are concentrating all of their efforts on the GCC 6 migration.

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