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What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – part 1

openSUSE Leap 15 will be released on the 25th of May 2018! A new openSUSE release is always an exciting event. This means that I get to play with all kinds of new and improved software packages.

I am aware that I can simply install openSUSE Tumbleweed and have a new release 4 or 5 times a week. But when using openSUSE Tumbleweed some time ago, I noticed that I was installing Gigabytes of new software packages multiple times per week. The reason for that is that I have the complete opposite of a minimum install. I always install a lot of applications to play / experiment with (including a lot of open source games). I am using openSUSE since 2009 and it covers all of my needs and then some. I am already happy with the available software, so there is no real reason for me to move with the speed of a rolling release. Therefore I prefer to move with the slower pace of the Leap releases.

In the upcoming articles, I want to detail some of the improvements in openSUSE Leap 15. In this article, I present an overview of the upgrades for the software packages / software suites that I am interested in.

Package nameopenSUSE Leap 42.3openSUSE Leap 15
Amarok2.8.02.9.0
Audacity2.1.32.2.2
Calibre2.85.13.23.0
Calligra suite3.0.13.1.0
Chromium browser5966
Darktable2.2.52.4.3
Digikam5.5.05.9.0
Flatpack0.8.60.10.4
GIMP2.8.182.8.22
Gnome Applications3.203.26
GNU Cash2.6.163.0
Hugin2016.0.02018.0.0
Inkscape0.910.92.2
KDE Applications17.0417.12
KDE Plasma 5 desktop5.8.75.12.5
Krita3.1.44.0.3
LibreOffice5.3.36.0.4
Linux kernel4.4.764.12.14
Mozilla Firefox52.260.0
Mozilla Thunderbird52.252.7
Pidgin2.122.13
Rapid Photo Downloader0.4.100.9.9
Scribus1.4.61.4.7
Shotwell0.220.28
VLC2.2.63.0.2
YaST3.2.264.0.73

Published on: 23 May 2018

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