I’ve noticed the following changes that might interest people using and developing openSUSE Factory:
The GNOME team plans to have GNOME 3.2 in for openSUSE 12.1 and thus have updated to the current development release 3.1.3. They have also started removing old GNOME 2 packages that are not needed anymore.
Frederic gave an update on systemd integration. The graphical bootloader allows now to switch during boot between systemd, SysVinit and also shell code.
Also, Lennart Poettering wrote in his “systemd for developers” series about socket activation where he uses cups as example.