openSUSE 12.2 delayed, community re-working development model

Citing more delayed milestones than any other previous release, Kulow lamented that “every week I fight the same battle: Making sure that the mess generated by updates of random packages generates a working system. Very fortunately we have an increasing number of contributors that update versions or fix bugs in packages, but the end result gets worse.”

Apparently, as individual packages are fixed or updated, the ripple effect of other packages being effected is wreaking havoc within the current development model. This has caused a huge backlog of randomly broken packages that need to be fixed.