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SUSE: Advance discontinuation notice for openSUSE 11.0
2010-04-24 07:59:48 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.0 will be discontinued on June 30th 2010

"SUSE Security announces that openSUSE 11.0 will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for two years, we will stop releasing updates after June 30th 2010 (in 2 months).

As a consequence, the openSUSE 11.0 distribution directory on our server download.opensuse.org will be removed from /distribution/11.0/ to free space on our mirror sites. The 11.0 directory in the update tree /update/11.0 will follow, as soon as all updates have been published. Also the openSUSE buildservice repositories building openSUSE 11.0 will be removed.

The discontinuation of openSUSE 11.0 enables us to focus on the openSUSE distributions of a newer release dates to ensure that our users can continuously take advantage of the quality that they are used to with openSUSE products.

This announcement holds true for openSUSE 11.0 only. As usual, Novell/SUSE will continue to provide update packages for the following products:

openSUSE 11.1 (supported until December 31st 2010)
openSUSE 11.2 (supported until approximately May 12th 2011)
openSUSE 11.3 (currently in development, to be released around July 8th 2010 for the next two openSUSE releases plus two months overlap period.

Please note that the maintenance cycles of SUSE Linux Enterprise products and products based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system are not affected by this announcement and have longer life cycles.

To learn more about SUSE Linux Enterprise products, please visit http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/ . For a detailed list of the life cycles of our Enterprise Products please visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/ and http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/lcSearchResults.jsp?sl=suse "

SUSE: openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5
2010-04-14 23:38:12 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5 has been released

"Milestone 5 (of 7), a snapshot of the Factory “work in progress” build, leading up to openSUSE 11.3 release in July, is now available for download.

M5 was marked by significant contributions from both the openSUSE Community, and the larger Linux community. We’ve added some interesting new packages, made some updates to core processes, and participated in a coordinated multi-distribution upgrade of a major multimedia component. Over 50 bugs were fixed and 8 new features were implemented."

>> openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5

SUSE: openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 3
2010-03-16 14:29:00 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 3 has been released

"The third of seven scheduled milestone releases for 11.3 was completed and released on schedule. Milestone 3 focuses on using GCC 4.5 as the default compiler, leaving a great deal of the work in the hands of the openSUSE Build Service after a few issues (such as kernel panics) were resolved.

Here’s what you may find interesting in the new release:
A bug in Milestone 2 prevented mounting of encrypted home folders. This has been resolved.
zypper can now interrupt PackageKit, via dbus, eliminating a major annoyance during updates and additional installs.
A Milestone 1 issue with starting xorg on i915 hardware has finally been resolved.
Pam mount has been updated to the current version, as the version used prior is “unsupported”. There are, apparently, some config file changes to be aware of.

Gnome/GTK desktop users:
Qt has been removed from the Gnome Live CD, clearing room to potentially add some more apps. Sax2 was removed in the process, because it has been mostly deprecated by xorg’s much-improved auto detection.
epdfview, a pdf viewer akin to evince but without any gnome-lib dependencies, is now included.

KDE desktop users:
The network-manager applet has gotten a usability update, in the form of an updated icon set.

Kernel hackers:
Crash, the core dump analyzer, is now at version 5.0.1.

Perl developers:
Dozens of libraries have been incrementally updated along with the core update to 5.10.1.

Distribution/Appliance builders:
Kiwi no longer has mandatory dependencies on openSUSE-branded packages.

Grub2 is now included, although there are currently no plans to use it by default."

>> openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 3

SUSE: openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2
2010-02-19 20:23:14 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2 has been released

"Late last month we released the first milestone of openSUSE 11.3, now we follow up with the second. Milestone 2 is part of the milestones where we track new releases in the open source universe and test the building of our various distribution images with them. While milestone 1 introduced various pre-release versions of free and open source projects (KDE 4.4 RC1, OpenOffice 3.2 Beta4 or VirtualBox 3.1 beta 1) into our development distribution openSUSE Factory, this milestone is characterized by final releases of those projects. We are also preparing everything to switch to GCC 4.5.0 as the default compiler. Currently our staging version of Factory already builds with it and our compiler people document/fix the most serious issues, they aim at milestone 3 for the switch. To learn more about the benefits of GCC 4.5.0 check the Development Tools section below. As you can see, although we are steadily moving forward, there is still a lot to come!

Go on to read about the detailed changes that happened in the various areas…"

>> openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2

SUSE: openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1
2010-02-02 10:36:34 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1 has been released

"Its here! The first openSUSE 11.3 Milestone. This is the first step toward the next openSUSE release. The most important goal of this first milestone is to test the build interactions between newly added features in openSUSE Factory, also known as “get the snapshot to build”. It is in no way feature complete or ready for daily usage. There is no code freeze for any component yet, so many major changes are still to come.

This 11.3 Milestone build will give you a first glimpse of the direction we are pushing the distribution. Read more to learn about the major changes that happened since the release of openSUSE 11.2.

Desktops
GNOME is at the development version 2.29.5. It is the first GNOME release for year 2010 and fifth development release towards 2.30. A lot of things happened. The webcam booth application cheese completely dropped its HAL dependency. The accounts dialog of the instant messenger Empathy has been reworked to reduce the number of steps to add a new account and Epiphany, the web browser, now stores all form authentication data in the GNOME Keyring. Want to know more? Check out the GNOME 2.29.5 release announcement!

KDE was updated to the first release candidate of the new 4.4 Desktop. The Nepomuk Semantic Search framework has made leaps forward. A new storage backend makes it a lot faster and a timeline view of your files makes finding files used in the past easier. The Plasma Desktop has been further polished. The new widget explorer provides a richer experience for managing desktop widgets. Plasma widgets can now be shared with other users over the network and the handling of storage devices in the desktop shell has been streamlined. Also, in 4.4 Plasma’s little sibling, the Netbook shell debuts as a technology preview. The KDE Development Platform adds the new KAuth authorization framework for easy and secure privilege escalation. The KDE project has a detailed release announcement!

LXDE – the “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment” is a new player in the openSUSE desktop selection. It is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. It comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM than other environments. It is especially designed for computers with low hardware specifications."

>> openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1

SUSE: How To Set Up A USB-Over-IP Server And Client With OpenSUSE 11.2
2010-01-31 19:33:41 Source: Falko Timme [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

Howtoforge posted a guide about setting up USB-Over-IP with OpenSUSE 11.2

"This tutorial shows how to set up a USB-over-IP server with OpenSUSE 11.2 as well as a USB-over-IP client (also running OpenSUSE 11.2). The USB/IP Project aims to develop a general USB device sharing system over IP network. To share USB devices between computers with their full functionality, USB/IP encapsulates "USB I/O messages" into TCP/IP payloads and transmits them between computers. USB-over-IP can be useful for virtual machines, for example, that don't have access to the host system's hardware - USB-over-IP allows virtual machines to use remote USB devices."

>> How To Set Up A USB-Over-IP Server And Client With OpenSUSE 11.2

SUSE: OpenSUSE 11.2 released
2009-11-12 23:47:07 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

OpenSUSE 11.2 has been released

"openSUSE 11.2's desktop environments continue to evolve. In addition to the work of the openSUSE Project in the desktop, openSUSE 11.2 includes the latest versions of the two desktop environments, KDE 4.3 and GNOME 2.28.

KDE users will enjoy the new Firefox KDE integration, OpenOffice.org KDE4 integration, consistent KDE artwork and all standard applications being ported to KDE4 including KNetworkManager, Amarok, Digikam, k3b, Konversation and more.

GNOME users will notice a fresh new look to openSUSE 11.2 in the windows and user interface, called Sonar.

No matter what desktop you choose, openSUSE's web browser and office suite gains great new features. Mozilla Firefox 3.5 gives users more control over their browsing experience, including a Ctrl-Tab switch between tabs and a private browsing mode. OpenOffice.org 3.1 delivers even more new improvements to the office suite, such as the ability to carry out a structured conversation through the word processor's commenting functions, and major improvements to the graphics drawing application."

>> OpenSUSE 11.2 released

SUSE: Final openSUSE 11.2 Release Candidate Available
2009-10-29 22:13:19 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Release Candidate is available

"This is it folks! We’re almost there for openSUSE 11.2. Time to grab the final 11.2 release candidate and shake out any remaining bugs to get the lizard ready for release. This release includes an updated kernel, Samba, Firefox, and more.

This release should be almost ready for the gold master stamp, but there’s still time to shake out remaining bugs. This release should not be deployed on production systems, but should be ready for early adopters and contributors who want to help with testing and development of 11.2.

Changes Since openSUSE 11.2 RC 1

Release Candidate 2 includes a few new packages, and several of the “most annoying bugs” in RC 1 have been fixed for this release. New packages include:

Linux kernel 2.6.31.5
SeaMonkey 2.0
Firefox 3.5.4
Samba 3.4.2
xorg-x11-server 1.6.5"

>> Final openSUSE 11.2 Release Candidate Available

SUSE: openSUSE 11.2 Release Candidate 1
2009-10-15 18:54:41 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Release Candidate 1 has been released

"We’re well on the way to openSUSE 11.2! Today we’re happy to announce the first release candidate for openSUSE 11.2. This release includes quite a few bugfixes and several updates, including GNOME 2.28 final, Linux 2.6.31.3, and many others.

As the first release candidate for openSUSE 11.2, it should be almost ready for final release. However, there still are a few remaining known issues and the purpose of the release candidate is to discover any major issues before 11.2 final. It may not be suitable for production systems, but is ready for contributors who want to help with testing and development for 11.2.

What’s new in openSUSE 11.2?

The new version includes latest versions of all kind of software and delivers:

Live version upgrade. No need to stop working while upgrading from openSUSE 11.1 to openSUSE 11.2
Support for several social networks like Facebook, Twitter and identi.ca
Running openSUSE from an USB stick (especially for that we ask you for testing)
For more new stuff check this wiki page
Changes Since openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 8

Release Candidate 1 includes a few new packages, and several of the “most annoying bugs” in milestone 8 have been fixed for this release. New packages include:

Linux kernel 2.6.31.3
GNOME 2.28
PulseAudio 0.9.19
Evolution 2.28
Qt 4.5.3
SeaMonkey 2.0 RC 1"

>> openSUSE 11.2 Release Candidate 1

SUSE: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 8 Released
2009-10-03 15:04:31 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 8 has been released

"Milestone 8 includes the final version of the openSUSE 11.2 branding, fixes the most annoying bugs of Milestone 7. And, of course, it includes many updated packages:

Linux kernel 2.6.31
GNOME 2.28 RC
OpenOffice.org 3.1.1
openSUSE 11.2 theming is in place
PulseAudio 0.9.17
Samba 3.4.1
postgresql 8.4.1"

>> openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 8 Released

SUSE: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7 Release
2009-09-15 12:25:09 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7 has been released

"The openSUSE Project is happy to announce that the openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7 (M7) is available for download. This release includes GNOME 2.28 beta 2, KDE 4.3.1, RPM 4.7.1, and much more.

This is a Milestone Release, one of several that lead up to the 11.2 final release in November. It may not be suitable for production systems, but is ready for contributors who want to help with testing and development for 11.2. This release is of “beta” quality, and would have been labeled a beta in past openSUSE development cycles.

Changes Since openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6

Milestone 7 includes an initial version of the YaST2 installer theme, new KDE theming, is built with RPM 4.7.1, and adds the “–download-only” option for several Zypper commands. And, of course, it includes many updated packages:

Linux kernel 2.6.31-rc9
Valgrind 3.5
Samba 3.4.0
Evolution 2.27.91
OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 RC 1
Gwibber 1.2"

>> openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7 Release

SUSE: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6
2009-08-25 10:08:25 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6 has been released

The openSUSE Project is happy to announce that the openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6 (M6) is available for download. This release includes new packages on the GNOME and KDE live CDs, Python 3.1, and Linux kernel 2.6.31-rc6.

This is a Milestone Release, one of several that lead up to the 11.2 final release in November. It may not be suitable for production systems, but is ready for contributors who want to help with testing and development for 11.2.

Changes Since openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5

Milestone 6 includes new packages on the KDE live CD (Choqok, KNode, Kompare, KSystemlog, Okteta and more) and Transmission is now on the GNOME live CD. This release includes Python 3.1, PackageKit 0.5.1, and a number of updated packages, including:

Linux kernel 2.6.31-rc6
Firefox 3.5.2
GIMP 2.6.7
GNOME 2.28 Beta
Konversation 1.2 Alpha 6
OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Beta 2
VirtualBox 3.0.4
Wine 1.1.27[/quote]
>> openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6

SUSE: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5 Release
2009-08-11 12:21:52 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5 has been released

"openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5 (M5) is now available for download. It includes several updates, new features, bugfixes, and other improvements. This milestone includes KDE 4.3 final, a kernel built specifically for desktop systems, and beta 1 of OpenOffice.org 3.1.1.

This is a Milestone Release, one of several that lead up to the 11.2 final release in November. It may not be suitable for production systems, but is ready for contributors who want to help with testing and development for 11.2.

Changes Since openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4

Lots of changes since the M4 release! This release is built with GCC 4.4.1, and debug packages are generated for each sub-package. It also includes many updated packages and a few new packages, including:

Linux kernel 2.6.31-rc4
Xen 3.4.1 RC10
GNOME 2.27.5
PackageKit 0.5
Apache 2.2.12
Choqok 0.6.1
VirtualBox 3.0.2"

>> openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5 Release

SUSE: Advance notice of discontinuation of openSUSE 10.3
2009-08-11 11:23:03 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 10.3 will be discontinued on October 31st 2009

"SUSE Security announces that openSUSE 10.3 will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for two years, we will stop releasing updates after October 31st 2009.

As a consequence, the openSUSE 10.3 distribution directory on our server download.opensuse.org will be removed from /distribution/10.3/ to free space on our mirror sites. The 10.3 directory in the update tree /update/10.3 will follow, as soon as all updates have been published.

The discontinuation of openSUSE 10.3 enables us to focus on the openSUSE distributions of a newer release dates to ensure that our users can continuously take advantage of the quality that they are used to with openSUSE products.

This announcement holds true for openSUSE 10.3 only. As usual, Novell/SUSE will continue to provide update packages for the following products:

openSUSE 11.0 (supported until June 30th 2010)
openSUSE 11.1 (supported until December 31st 2010)
openSUSE 11.2 (currently in development, to be released November 12th 2009) for the next two openSUSE releases plus two months overlap period.

Please note that the maintenance cycles of SUSE Linux Enterprise products and products based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system are not affected by this announcement and have longer life cycles.

To learn more about SUSE Linux business products, please visit http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/ . For a detailed list of the life cycles of our Enterprise Products please visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/ and http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/lcSearchResults.jsp?sl=suse "

SUSE: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4 Released
2009-07-28 10:11:09 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4 has been released

"Looking for some summer fun? Try the latest milestone release for openSUSE 11.2! Milestone 4 is hot off the openSUSE Build Service and ready for your testing pleasure.This release includes updates to KDE, GNOME, NetworkManager, Samba, YaST, and many other updated packages.

This is a Milestone Release, one of several that lead up to the 11.2 final release in November. It may not be suitable for production systems, but is ready for contributors who want to help with testing and development for 11.2.

Changes Since openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3

Lots of changes since the M3 release! The live CDs can now be deployed using USB sticks — which is particularly important for netbook computers without CD or DVD drives. The live CDs now contain mc, and the KDE live CDs include YaKuake. And YaST has a new Qt-based Control Center. Other updates and changes:

Linux kernel 2.6.30.2
CUPS 1.3.10
NetworkManager 0.7.1
Samba 3.4.0
Firefox 3.5
KDE 4.3 RC1
Qt 4.5.2
Qt Creator 1.2
Seamonkey 2.0a3
VirtualBox 3.0 beta 2"

>> openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4 Released

SUSE: Open Suse 11.1 Review
2009-07-06 13:00:22 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

OS Revolution posted a review on Open Suse 11.1

"Open Suse is one of the few Linux distributions which seems to evolve by leaps and bounds with every new release. Although numbered as an incremental upgrade from version 11.0, Open Suse 11.1 contains enough improvements and new features to be well worth an install, even by users already running the previous release."

>> Open Suse 11.1 Review

SUSE: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3 Available
2009-06-30 08:39:35 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3 is now available

"The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the release of openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3. Images are ready for download and testing. This release includes the 2.6.30 Linux kernel, KDE 4.3 beta 2, GNOME 2.27.2, OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Alpha, and more!

This is a Milestone Release, one of several leading up to the 11.2 release in November. It may not be suitable for production systems, but should be stable enough for testing.

Screenshots of the milestone releases and factory development can be found (or added) on the wiki.

Changes Since openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2
A lot has changed since the M2 release, and many packages have been updated for 11.2 M3. Some of the major changes in this release include:

Linux kernel 2.6.30
GNOME 2.27.2
KDE 4.3 beta 2
PulseAudio 0.9.15
Konversation 1.2 Alpha 3
VirtualBox 2.2.4
Wine 1.1.23
OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Alpha"

>> openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3 Available

SUSE: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2 Released
2009-05-29 14:37:21 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2 has been released

"Changes Since openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1

A lot has changed since the 11.1 M1 release, with many packages being updated for 11.2. Some of the major changes in this release include:

The distribution is built with GCC 4.4
M2 uses the 2.6.30rc6 kernel
Live CDs include The GIMP
Default filesystem is Ext4
Firefox 3.5 beta 4
GNOME 2.26 packages and some preview packages from GNOME 2.27.1
KDE 4.3 beta 1
OpenOffice.org 3.1
VirtualBox 2.2.2"

>> openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2 Released

SUSE: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1 Released
2009-04-24 19:28:43 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1 has been released

"Lizard lovers, get ready to start your engines! The first milestone release for openSUSE 11.2 is now ready for your testing pleasure.

Please note: This is a milestone release. It’s for openSUSE contributors who want to use the release for testing and development (or want a sneak preview of the 11.2 release), but it is not for production use.

What’s New in 11.2 Milestone 1
The 11.2 milestone 1 includes a number of new packages and improvements to the base system that are in development:

Linux kernel 2.6.29
KDE 4.2.2
GNOME 2.26
Mono 2.4
OpenOffice.org 3.1 beta 4
Xfce 4.6
Alsa 2.6.29
Samba 3.2.8

In addition, the live CDs now use LZMA compression and have German, French, Italian, Polish, and Russian translations. YaST’s Qt package manager now has a configurable view layout, and Zypp’s mirror handling should be more robust in this release. Ext4 is supported in this release, but not yet enabled for installation."

>> openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1 Released

SUSE: openSuse 11.1 Review
2009-02-19 10:53:37 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]

It’s A Binary World 2.0 posted a review on openSuse 11.1

"So I last looked at openSuse 11.0 in Aug 2008. I’m not sure exactly how much has changed from 11.o to 11.1. I re-read my old review to get some perspective on what I said last time. Once I’ve gone through a distro at least once, I don’t see a point in repeating myself. Rather I look at how the distro has evolved since last time. Follow that link a few sentences back to see what I originally said about openSuse. As with Linux Mint 6, this time I’ll be evaluating the distro installation process - since I didn’t get to do that before as well as the program installation process. openSuse was listed in my Fedora 10 review as the distro with which to see how awesome KDE 4.2 is - so I’ll be testing that as well."

>> openSuse 11.1 Review

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