"The openSUSE community has published the roadmap for the 11.2
release and unveiled the schedule for the next several releases,
all the way out to 2011. The distro will be shifting towards a
fixed time-based eight-month release cycle.
"Ubuntu and Fedora have both converged on six-month release
cycles that are loosely pinned to the GNOME development schedule.
The openSUSE developers have rejected this approach and selected an
eight-month cycle instead because they don't believe that six
months provides an adequate time window for building a quality