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openSUSE 10.3 Beta 2 has been released:

The openSUSE Team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3 Beta 2. Though this release should not be used on any production machines, everyone can help shape this release by testing out installations and much more. For more information on the release schedule, take a look at the Roadmap.



Technical Changes
Linux 2.6.22.3
glibc 2.6.1
YaST infrastructure improved to allow writing complete YaST modules without using YCP (e.g. exclusively in Perl, Python or Ruby)
Bootloader-related improvements: openSUSE 10.3 will use “chainloader” if it detects additional installations’ bootloader code in other partitions, otherwise “configfile” sections will be used (see Call for Testing below!)
Improved package lists of 1-CD GNOME and KDE
Countless bug fixes, all over the place
A more detailed list of the changes is available on the Factory/News wiki page.

Most Annoying Bugs
Sax2: Configuration issues on Intel-based GFX-cards (Bug #270846) (A fixed sax2 package will be released via the 10.3 update repository. Watch out for details on openSUSE-factory@openSUSE.org)
Patterns of remote repositories won’t show up in UI (Bug #302385)
libzypp: rpm signature verification broken (Bug #302379)
Signature verification of Release Notes fails
libzypp: Broken calculation of installing RPM size (Bug #293039)
libzypp: can’t skip broken packages (skip => abort) (Bug #297001)
ConsoleKit fails on update (Bug #302148)
Registration / Adding of Update Repositories fails (Bug #302152)
Flash/nspluginviewer blocks Konqueror and takes 100% CPU (Bug #294385)
Win keys are hard binded to GNOME menu (Bug 217044)
Intel wifi card support: iwl3945-ucode and iwl4965-ucode packages aren’t being installed automatically. Make sure to install them manually, in order to enable your Intel wireless cards.
For an up-to-date list see Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_10.3_dev

Call for Testing
If you want to help testing our standard test cases, please coordinate with others and subscribe to opensuse-testing@opensuse.org (subscribe)!

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