openSUSE Leap 15.3 Beta Begins
Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE on 3 March 2021 at 08:16 AM EST. 22 Comments
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.3 Alpha started rolling out in December while today the beta builds have begun for this next openSUSE Leap installment.

The openSUSE Leap 15.3 release is exciting in that it's based on their "jump" concept for greater alignment between openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3. The official openSUSE Leap 15.3 release is expected in July aligned with SLES 15 SP3 for which they are built from largely the same sources / binaries.

"Closing The Leap Gap effort to bring openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise close together than ever by unifying feature sets and building openSUSE Leap on top of binary packages from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3. We expect full binary identicality in openSUSE Leap 15.3 Beta and Public Beta of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 both are aiming at Early 2021." More details on the Leap 15.3 effort via the openSUSE.org Wiki.

Today marks the beta release phase for openSUSE Leap 15.3 following the arrival of an updated Glibc library, Xfce 4.16, and other updates. IBM s390x is also now a supported openSUSE Leap architecture.

More details on the openSUSE Leap 15.3 Beta effort via news.opensuse.org.
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