The openSUSE team has finally announced a new stable version openSUSE Leap 15.2. The new release includes several security updates, bug fixes, new tools, and features.
It is a successor to the previous version Leap 15.1 and also a regular release that comes with a maintenance life cycle of 18 months.
So, if you’re using the current Leap 15.1, you should upgrade to the latest Leap 15.2 within the next six months as v15.1 will reach its EOL (End-of-Life) by the end of November 2020.
openSUSE Leap 15.2: What’s New?
openSUSE Leap is one of the best Linux-based operating systems for programmers and developers. Hence, Leap 15.2 has further added a number of tools, especially for researchers, data scientists, and developers working in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML).
For example, the latest release comes with the TensorFlow framework for deep learning, PyTorch ML library for computer vision and natural language processing, ONNX format for AI models, and Grafana and Prometheus for analytical experts.
Furthermore, for developers who work on Container technologies, openSUSE has made Kubernetes an official package in this release. Subsequently, they can easily automate deployments, scale, and manage containerized applications.
For Kubernetes, Leap 15.2 has also added Helm package manager that helps developers and system administrators manage Kubernetes applications.
Besides new tools, v15.2 has upgraded its several core packages. Here, I’m listing a brief list of improvements in Leap 15.2.
- SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 2
- Linux Kernel 5.3.18
- Xfce 4.14, Plasma 5.18, GNOME 3.34
- Sway 1.4 tiling Wayland compositor
- Mozilla Thunderbird 68.5.0, LibreOffice 6.4, Firefox ESR 68.5.0, GNU Health 3.6.4
- GNU Compiler Collection 9
- PHP 7.4.6
- CUPS 2.2.7 modular printing system
- DNF package manager 4.2.19
- Pagure 5.10.0
- Easier scripting using Snapper tool
- Improved compatibility with WSL2
- System configuration split between /usr/etc and /etc directories
- Improvements to YaST
If you want to read them in detail, head over to our well-documented article ‘openSUSE Leap 15.2 all new features.‘