We have looked at the current status of our beta versions of SUSE
Linux 10.1 and determined that we would like to spent more time to
strengthen the quality of SUSE Linux 10.1 especially in the area of
virtualization (Xen hypervisor) and package management features. We
also like to address all blockers. We have therefore revised the
schedule for SUSE Linux 10.1 and like to give an outlook beyond 10.1
SUSE Linux 10.1 Schedule (revised)
After this week's beta6, we will go to a bi-weekly schedule and have
one more beta:
Fri, Mar 03 SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta6 - beta release
Fri, Mar 17 SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta8 - beta release
Fri, Mar 31 SUSE Linux 10.1 RC1 - release candidate
RC1 will be followed by several release candidates. We will only put
out the FACTORY tree and delta ISOs during the RC phase.
Note that there's no Beta7. For internal consistency we will just
skip that one.
The final RC will be renamed to Goldmaster and we plan to announce
this on thursday, April 13th - and put at the same time the final ISOs
online. With the Goldmaster we will create a 10.1 full installation
tree as well (a frozen copy of FACTORY).
SUSE LINUX 10.2
In order to take better advantage of community participation in the
SUSE Linux development process, SUSE Linux 10.2 will be created with
an extended development cycle. We will add approximately eight weeks
to the development cycle, changing it from six months to eight
months. This means that you should expect a finished version of 10.2
at the end of 2006 or in the beginning of 2007.
As you might expect, the first alpha build for 10.2 will be delivered
some weeks after we release SUSE Linux 10.1. As before, we intend to
publish alpha builds approximately every four weeks.
Our current plan for these snapshots is:
Fri, Jun 16 SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha1 (Jun 15 is a holiday for us)
Thu, Jul 15 SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha2
Thu, Aug 10 SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha3
Thu, Sep 7 SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha4
Thu, Oct 5 SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha5
When the complete schedule is more certain, we will post it here.
The Codename for SUSE Linux 10.2 will again be a lizard species, we
will announce it later,
Andreas Jaeger, aj(a)suse.de, http://www.suse.de/~aj/
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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