openSUSE 12.1 running late
Originally scheduled to arrive today, 18 October, the first release candidate (RC1) for openSUSE 12.1 – the project's next major release – has been pushed back until Friday 21 October. As a result, according to the openSUSE project roadmap, the second release candidate and final public release have been moved back five days to 3 and 16 November 2011 respectively.
This isn't the first delay on the road to version 12.1 of the Linux distribution: the first beta release was delayed for further "polishing", but, at the time, that change wasn't expected to affect the planned final release date. Originally called Milestone 6, the beta release of openSUSE 12.1 was reclassified to give it a higher profile in the hope that it would receive more extensive testing.
The latest stable release of openSUSE is version 11.4 from March of this year.