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openSUSE 11.1 Goes RC2

December 3rd, 2008 by

Yesterday Coolo released openSUSE 11.1 RC2 internally to fix all existing bugs marked as shipstopper.  We use now the SHIP_STOPPER flag in bugzilla to mark bugs as blocking the release (see our wiki for the usage of SHIP_STOPPER) and not anymore BLOCKER (which blocks testing or development).  If you want to search in bugzilla for the currently open SHIP_STOPPERS, you can use this query.

We also found one really annoying bug in our configuration that lead to the following output:

$ rpm -q –queryformat ‘%{vendor}\n’ glibc
openSUSEopenSUSE:11.1 openSUSE:11.1

Therefore, the openSUSE Build Service is currently rebuilding all 11.1 rpm packages with a corrected vendor tag.  Also a couple of packages where checked in to fix bugs so that we soon get RC3.

If RC3 passes all tests, we hope to release it publicly as Goldmaster – the release date is still the 18th of December.

Due to the time it takes to release a build publicly, we are not releasing any RCs besides RC1 to the public.

I’m running RC2 on my machines now and I’m quite happy with this release.

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13 Responses to “openSUSE 11.1 Goes RC2”

  1. So where should we point our zypp repositories to match those internal releases ? To Factory or to -RC2 ?

    • Zizzfizzix

      Due to the time it takes to release a build publicly, we are not releasing any RCs besides RC1 to the public.

  2. Anonymous

    take your time. don´t hurry. we can wait 😉

  3. I’m not read what Coolo’s announced about RC2 so I’m quite surprises while getting too much update on zypper ref && zypper up.

    The RC2 and RC3 is a good point to make sure the quality of gold master. Really appreciated what the openSUSE team have done until now.

  4. Andreas Jaeger

    There’s currently no 11.1 tree available – factory is frozen right now.

  5. M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

    Yeah … I’m running a mixed bleeding-edge system on my Athlon64 X2 desktop (factory plus some of the repositories in openBuild service plus some hand-compiled stuff like R and GGobi and Atlas. But I’d like to drop back to RC2 now and RC3 when it’s available. Is there some magic combination of repositories that will give me an RC2 system?

  6. RGB

    Any news with networkmanager and 3g modems not working together?

    • Andreas Jaeger

      I know that it works for some folks. If you could help with the testing asked for in bug #435675 that would speed things up.

      Note that we will deliver critical fixes with online updates later…

      • RGB

        Problem is that my only internet connection is through a 3g modem: if it don’t work from the beginning, I’ll not be able to fix it. I don’t have spare disk space to install another distro so I can only test the liveCDs, and there I cannot obtain the info required.
        I’m trapped…

    • Ulrich Ruess

      I try to use a Huawei E169 USB-modem on a Lenovo X61 with Opensuse 11.1. Under Opensuse 11 it worked pefectly, but now I always only get the message “preparing”.

      /var/log/messages says:

      Dec 28 16:52:39 linux-x61 su: (to root) uli on /dev/pts/1
      Dec 28 16:58:49 linux-x61 modem-manager: (/dev/ttyUSB1) opening serial device…
      Dec 28 16:58:49 linux-x61 modem-manager: –> ‘ATZ E0 V1 X4 &C1 +CMEE=1’
      Dec 28 16:58:52 linux-x61 modem-manager: –> ‘AT+CFUN=0’
      Dec 28 16:58:57 linux-x61 modem-manager: Closing device ‘/dev/ttyUSB1’

      I hope this information helps.

      Best regards

  7. rayH

    Will “/update/11.1” be restored before the 18th December?
    Is there any point in submitting further bug reports before the final release?

  8. Doug HASLETT

    Would a fresh download of Latest Development Version {aka Factory} include the RC2 material even though there is insufficient time to advertise publicly 1 week before the main release?
    btw, I briefly tested GMC-KDE Live CD x86-64 & have 2 comments there irt to xserver problem (?), that just started occurring w/ RC1, still exists on laptop w/ nVidia 8600M GT GPU!