Despite developmental issues and the challenges of trying to fix them, openSUSE 12.2 seems to be on track. Release Candidate 2 was released today right on time. Jos Poortvliet recently told OStatic that things are stabilizing and 12.2 should be released on schedule.
In the announcement today, Will Stephenson mentioned some of the changes found in today's developmental release. The first is the removal of some documentation that used to ship with openSUSE images. In order to save space, these "manuals and books" are now "part of a ‘books' pattern which can be installed separately."
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