Been a long time since the last post but have found some time and energy to make a post. As per the roadmap RC1 was released yesterday! With all the nice changes I have seen in Factory, people should definitely be excited for this next release.
For starters, YaST seems to be much faster and stable which is to be expected as the new Ruby code gets more mature. For example, while the UI looks the same, everything seems to be much more responsive than it was in 13.1.
13.2 also comes with a new color scheme the project has adopted for this release. To me, while the old color scheme is not necessarily bad, this new color scheme is a step in the right direction. Below you can see the new colors that will be used, for more information please check out the opensuse-artwork mailing list archive.
13.2 also comes with some shiny new improvements:
- GNOME 3.14, bringing new animations, hotspot management improvements as well as improved GNOME applets.
- Firefox 32, with several security fixes, new HTTP cache to improve performance and crash recovery plus more support for HTML5
- KDE 4.14, featuring improvements for lots of KDE applications, and tons of bugfixes
On my current system (running openSUSE Factory which openSUSE 13.2 has been branched off of), I have been really impressed with how stable everything has been for me. All the people working to support the distro have done a really fantastic job and should be proud of themselves!