Two weeks ago, openSUSE Release Manager, Luboš Kocman, announced on the availability of the Alpha images for openSUSE Leap 15.3.

Leap 15.3 aims to become more binary compatible with SUSE Linux Enterprise. As such, Leap now aligns with SLE and its service packs to keep the system updated, stable and patched.

Alpha images of Leap 15.3 will be rolling until mid-February when it will transition in the Beta phase.

Users of openSUSE Leap 15.1 have until January of 2021 before it reaches its End of Live and users need to update to Leap 15.2. The Public Availability of Leap 15.3 is scheduled to be released in July, 2021, according to the releases roadmap Users of Leap 15.2 will need to update to the newer version within six months of the release of Leap 15.3.

The test releases can be downloaded from software.opensuse.org/distributions/testing.