The team says, “As to be expected, the inclusion of newer software versions is the highlight of this release. Broken in M1 and fixed now are automake, boost, and webyast. But first, let’s talk openSUSE 12.1: it is no longer maintained.”
openSUSE 13.1 Milestone 3 is expected for the 11th of July release, according to the road-map. The team will release one milestone per month, until it hits beta which will be out on September 19th. RC should come out by October 10 and RC2 on October 31st.
The most notable list of changes made in Milestone 2 includes:
livecds using overlayfs now with persistent hybrid support
openSUSE is fast gaining popularity, again, owing to it’s great polish and ease of use. Most openSUSE developers are also the ones who heavily contribute to upstream (openSUSE leads the development of important projects like LibreOffice).