Before a Linux distribution is released, the developers stops to include new software. This means that a Linux user may have to live with old software even though there are newer stable versions.

Now, Novell developer, Greg Kroah-Hartman, has announced that the project Tumbleweed will ensure that openSUSE users will get updated software on a rolling basis.

Tumbleweed is a software archive where new software and new versions will be available once the program are classified as stable and ready for use. opensSUSE will, however, continue to be released with a interval at around nine months. Tumbleweed will be included in the next version of openSUSE, version 11.4, which is scheduled for release on March 10 next year.

A few weeks ago, it was rumored that Ubuntu would speed up software distribution with a similar technology, but this was subsequently denied by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.

(via TechWorld)