The release of openSUSE 42.3 is expected to be published around the end of July.
“The next minor version of openSUSE Leap is version 42.3. The release is mostly a refresh and hardware enablement release that will include more than 10,000 packages coming from both community and enterprise developers. openSUSE Leap 42.3 is extremely stable and hardened because it shares source code from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 Service Pack (SP) 3. Leap also benefits from the bug fixes and maintenance of community developers and SUSE engineers.”
The openSUSE team has put together a list of features which will be included in the new version. Some of the highlights include lockless TCP listener handling which will allow for faster and more scalable network servers. The systemd software will include the ability to limit the number of processes in a control group (cgroup), offering protection against runaway process forking and “fork bomb” attacks. Additional changes coming to openSUSE 42.3 can be found on the project’s Features page.