openSUSE 12.2 release slips to September
Following yesterday's "wake up call" to developers, openSUSE release manager Stephan Kulow has announced that the release of openSUSE 12.2 will be delayed until mid-September. According to Kulow, a first release candidate is planned for mid-July, while the developers will use the month of August to fix and stabilise the code base for the eventual release.
Originally, the release of openSUSE 12.2 was planned for 11 July, but underlying problems in the project's release methodology are now forcing the team to push that date back. Kulow summarises the situation as follows: "We didn't catch up with the slip of the milestones and beta, so I can't release RC1 now – and delaying RC1 means delay of 12.2 too."
Meanwhile, discussions about how openSUSE will reorganise its release schedule have just begun. It is not clear yet whether the project will reduce releases to once a year or switch to an entirely different release model.