Since both Coolo and Michl are on vacation for two weeks, I’m a bit more involved with the openSUSE distribution. Besides announcing the openSUSE 11.1 roadmap, I was busy to stabilize the factory trees and get an installable distribution after quite some major changes have been checked into factory. The goal was to have a snapshot of factory as internal Alpha0 release to see what’s working and what’s broken.
Factory has received the following visible major updates after 11.0:
- The GNOME team prepares for GNOME 2.24 and updated to the development release GNOME 2.23.4
- Similarly, the KDE team prepares for KDE4.1 and updated to KDE 4.0.84 (4.0.83 was KDE 4.1 beta2, not sure what .84 corresponds exactly to)
- Installation-Images now have support for IPv6 so that you can install with IPv6 remote hosts
Besides that a large number of packages were updated, renamed, or removed. In our effort to create small JeOS images, cracklib now uses compressed passwords to save space.
A number of updates are already queued but did not go into factory yet since they missed the deadline for Alpha0, I’d like to point out the following:
- OpenOffice.Org 3.0 Alpha2 – in preparation for the OpenOffice.Org 3.0 release
- NetworkManager update to current svn
Alpha0 is not yet released, we’re still hunting some bugs but I hope the above gives some impression where openSUSE 11.1 will go.
Have a lot of fun!
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