Now that it is believed that openSUSE will survive the latest complicated Novell dealings, developers and users are moving ahead to improve the next releases. Version 11.4 is due March 10, 2011 and openFATE is playing a significant role in planning its new features. While not a new tool, it has been completely reworked to allow easier and faster operation and browsing.
openFATE is the openSUSE Web interface system for the features and requirements of openSUSE, SUSE, and Novell projects. It allows users and developers to propose features and comment and vote on them. Features are sorted first by release or project then by state. One can view statistics and browse the individual feature suggestions. With an account one can even suggest a feature or vote for existing feature proposals.