The openSUSE distribution has released milestone zero of their next major release, openSUSE 12.3.
OpenSUSE 12.3 Milestone 0 pulls in lots of new packages from openSUSE Factory like KDE 4.9.1, glibc 2.16, Linux 3.6.0-rc7, X.Org Server 1.13, updated X components, a Mesa 9.0 snapshot, OpenJDK 184.108.40.206, Qt 4.8.2, and much more.
Aside from updated packages, there is now the SourceCodePro font from Adobe that's bundled as a font package, support for the OPUS audio codec via libopus, and jpeg-turbo is now the default jpegv8 implementation while jpegv6 has been dropped.
The release announcement for openSUSE 12.3 can be found at news.opensuse.org
. OpenSUSE 12.3 is expected for release in March of 2013.
Coming up later this month in Prague is also the openSUSE Conference
during LinuxDays 2012. I will be in Prague for these Linux events so you can expect live coverage on Phoronix when the events get underway in two weeks.