openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6
Posted on: 07/22/2007 10:35 AM

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6 has been released:

Important Changes Since Alpha5

* Linux 2.6.22
* libzypp 3.11.8
* gcc 4.2
* Continued splitting of packages to reduce size
* Introduction of x86_64 CDs for both KDE and GNOME

This is a first alpha release containing the new refactored libzypp software management library. The goal was to deliver a working version for this alpha, so expect rough edges, unusal slowdown and behavior, for example YaST integration is really alpha quality. All bug reports are very welcome.

A more detailed list of changes is available via

Most Annoying Bugs

* Network setup is still broken (e.g. Bug 292401)
* Public key for checking release-notes.rpm is unavailable (Bug 292402)
* Registration is broken (Bug 292404)
* GNOME 2.19 is W.I.P. (Bug 292706 and Bug 292837)
* "Add default repositories" crashes the installation (Bug 292643)

As mentioned above, this might be the first alpha we release with known alpha quality.

Call for Testing

* libzypp/zypper

Give this good testing. The integration into yast needs testing, zypper needs testing, updates would be good to test. Please note that the zypp development team collected a huge collection of test cases and these pass. So while the new libzypp version didn't get much real life testing, our hopes are high it will work out for you.


The desktop doesn't give a good impression to first time users at the moment.

Media and Download

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6 for i386, x86-64 and ppc comes as different media
* 1 DVD containing the contents of the 5 CDs and the NonOSS AddOn CD
* 1 CD with a default KDE installation (not for ppc yet)
* 1 CD with a default GNOME installation (not for ppc yet)
* 1 AddOn CD with only NonOSS packages on it
* 1 AddOn CD with language packages that are used for extra languages (the DVD contains support for english, french, italian, spanish, german, chinese, japanese, czech, danish, norwegian, khmer, hungarian, polish) (the DVD has support for installation in all languages, just extra packages are only on this extra media)
* DVD/CDs containing the sources corresponding to the media

We have created Delta ISOs from openSUSE 10.3 Alpha5. Please use them for download.

The DVDs and the source media are only available via bittorrent.

Please report all bugs you find on in our bugzilla as explained in, discussion is most appropriate on the opensuse-factory@xxxxxxxxxxxx mailing list.

To download media, please use the links provided at:

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