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Moving Forward with openSUSE 11.1

July 4th, 2008 by

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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2 Responses to “Moving Forward with openSUSE 11.1”

  1. :’-( I can’t perform zypper dup :-/ Nothing provides phonon…

  2. Andreas Jaeger

    Should be there with the next run – if not, please open a bugreport.