openSUSE 11.3 Hits Milestone 4 - Only 3 More To Go
Novell's openSUSE community Linux distribution is moving steadily and surely towards its 11.3 release which is scheduled for July 15th.
Sure that's still a long way off and Fedora 13 and Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx will likely grab more than their fair share of headlines before openSUSE 11.3 is out - but the structured methodical milestone method that openSUSE uses for releases makes it really interesting to follow.
In total, openSUSE developer have planned for 7 milestone releases. The first milestone came out in late January and a new milestone has been released nearly every three weeks ever since. It's a system that in my view delivers a predictable and long-view of development (maybe too long) ahead of the final release.