Debian update: Debian’s second update of Wheezy, 7.2, is now with us. As usual, if you are updating your Debian regularly, you’ll have most if not all of this, but now there are new ISOs to install from to make fresh installs faster. Further details on the update on the Debian site.
Debian’s long freeze: Meanwhile, Debian 8 “Jessie” is starting on the long trajectory to release with a date set for a freeze of 5 November… next year, 2014.
openSUSE 13.1 nearing: The folks over at openSUSE have published a release candidate for 13.1 and are imploring people to test. One thing that isn’t happening though is that Btrfs isn’t going to be default, but it is described as “good candidate for default filesystem for the next release” after the shakedown its had in this release cycle. Lots of other updates in the final run up which should see a second release candidate and a final release on 19 November.