openSUSE is a linux distribution developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and aimed at sysadmins, developers and desktop users.

Release Schedule Image Gantt Chart for openSUSE
Release Released End of Life
Leap 15.5 1 year ago
(07 Jun 2023)
Ends in 6 months and 3 weeks
(31 Dec 2024)
Leap 15.4 2 years ago
(09 Jun 2022)
Ended 6 months ago
(07 Dec 2023)
Leap 15.3 3 years ago
(02 Jun 2021)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(31 Dec 2022)
Leap 15.2 3 years and 11 months ago
(02 Jul 2020)
Ended 2 years and 5 months ago
(04 Jan 2022)
Leap 15.1 5 years ago
(22 May 2019)
Ended 3 years and 4 months ago
(02 Feb 2021)
Leap 15.0 6 years ago
(25 May 2018)
Ended 4 years and 6 months ago
(03 Dec 2019)
Leap 42.3 6 years and 10 months ago
(26 Jul 2017)
Ended 4 years and 11 months ago
(01 Jul 2019)
Leap 42.2 7 years ago
(16 Nov 2016)
Ended 6 years ago
(26 Jan 2018)
Leap 42.1 8 years ago
(04 Nov 2015)
Ended 7 years ago
(17 May 2017)
13.2 9 years ago
(04 Nov 2014)
Ended 7 years ago
(17 Jan 2017)
13.1 10 years ago
(08 Jan 2014)
Ended 8 years ago
(03 Feb 2016)
12.3 11 years ago
(13 Mar 2013)
Ended 9 years ago
(29 Jan 2015)
12.2 11 years ago
(05 Sep 2012)
Ended 10 years ago
(15 Jan 2014)
12.1 12 years ago
(16 Nov 2011)
Ended 11 years ago
(15 May 2013)
11.4 13 years ago
(10 Mar 2011)
Ended 11 years ago
(05 Nov 2012)
11.3 13 years ago
(15 Jul 2010)
Ended 12 years ago
(20 Jan 2012)
11.2 14 years ago
(12 Nov 2009)
Ended 13 years ago
(12 May 2011)
11.1 15 years ago
(18 Dec 2008)
Ended 13 years ago
(14 Jan 2011)
11.0 15 years ago
(19 Jun 2008)
Ended 13 years ago
(26 Jul 2010)

openSUSE Leap is the name for openSUSE’s regular releases, which were previously known as just ‘openSUSE’ for versions 13.2 and earlier. A Leap Minor Release (42.1, 42.2, 15.1, 15.2, etc.) is expected to be released annually. Users are expected to upgrade to the latest minor release within 6 months of its availability, leading to a maintenance life cycle of 18 months. Support is defined as:

  • security updates for all included packages
  • critical bugfix updates

A Leap major release (15.x) is supported until the next major release. Leap 15’s lifecycle fully aligns with SUSE Linux Enterprise. There is a projection as of March 2021 that Leap 15 will extend to Leap 15.5. The previous major version of Leap, 42, was supported more than 36 months, while the current major version of Leap, 15, now stands well beyond 36 months of security and maintenance support as stated above.

More information is available on the openSUSE website.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /usr/lib/os-release

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