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

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

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

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/opensuse.json. See the API Documentation for more.