openSUSE has been the choice of many, especially sysadmins and developers, worldwide.
openSUSE's regular-release distro, 'openSUSE Leap,' received a major release around this time last year.
And now, a new release, i.e., openSUSE Leap 15.5, promises many new additions and improvements.
Let's take a look at it.
🆕 openSUSE Leap 15.5: What's New?
Powered by Linux Kernel 5.14.21, openSUSE Leap 15.5 offers a variety of improvements. Some highlights include:
- KDE Plasma 5.27
- OpenH264 Repository
- Vim Editor Upgrade
- Updated Software Suite
KDE Plasma 5.27
openSUSE Leap finally features an updated version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment that will give it access to various improvements such as:
- Flatpak Permissions
- Enhanced Multi-Monitor Support
- Updates to KWin Tiling System
- and More!
You can go through our coverage of the same to dive deeper into the Plasma 5.27 release:
Vim Editor Upgrades
openSUSE Leap 15.5 features the latest Vim 9.0 text editor, powered by a new script language.
This has resulted in dramatic performance improvements, with backward compatibility staying intact.
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Updated Software Suite
The software suite on openSUSE Leap has also received some major updates. Some notable ones include:
- Fully functional Python 3.11 stack, in parallel to the system Python (python36)
- Improvements to the Kate text editor
- Fixes for crashes on Kdenlive
- Qt 5.15 LTS
- netavark 1.5.0
- Flatpak 1.14.4
- fwupd 1.8.6
- Ugrep 3.11.0
- Network Manager 1.38.6
- Mozilla Firefox 102.9.0
- Thunderbird 102.8.0
For a more in-depth look at this release, you may go through the official release notes.
📥 Get openSUSE Leap 15.5
You can head over to the official site to get the ISO.
💬 Are you excited to try out this new openSUSE release?