After openSUSE Leap 15.2 arrived last year, the openSUSE team is now preparing for the next minor version 15.3, which will release in July 2021.
Along the same lines, the beta version of openSUSE Leap 15.3 has been released for the general public to download and test.
Leap 15.3 Beta is based on the Jump concept that combines openSUSE backports with binaries from SUSE Linux Enterprise.
It has included the Linux Kernel 5.3.18 and other packages from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15 Service Pack 3 (SP3) release.
The Linux 5.3 kernel brings support for AMD Navi GPUs, new IPv4 addresses, and RISC-V code improvements to make it compatible with Intel Speed Select used in Intel Xeon servers.
Moreover, openSUSE Leap 15.3 Beta features sound enablement for Raspberry Pi 4, RPi400 support, and updated support for modern hardware with improved YaST functionality and an installer.
Leap 15.3 has also added s390x architecture support and an updated version of glibc, which brings Power10 support.
On the desktop environment side, it ships KDE Plasma 5.18 and the latest Xfce 4.16.
Furthermore, Leap 15.3 Beta includes the latest software version, such as Chromium 89, Digikam 7.1.0, and Krita 4.4.2.
For complete information about openSUSE Leap 15.3, check out the official page here.
The beta build of Leap 15.3 is available to download for x86_64, aarch64, PowerPC, and s390x architecture.
If you want to try it on KVM, Xen HVM hypervisors, OpenStack, VMware, or MS HyperV virtual machines, JeOS (Just Enough OS) images are also available for download.
If you want the testing image for WSL (Windows Subsystem For Linux), you need to contact the Leap release manager Luboš Kocman or the factory mailing list.