I'd like to share the following information regarding our roadmap with you before I take off for the weekend ;-). First let me introduce myself: I'm responsible as project manager for the engineering side of SUSE Linux.
SUSE Linux 10.1 Roadmap =======================
We've added the following SUSE Linux 10.1 milestones to the openSUSE roadmap (http://www.opensuse.org/Roadmap):
2005-09-29: SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha1 2005-10-27: SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha2 2005-11-24: SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha3 2005-12-22: SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha4 2006-01-19: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta1 2006-01-26: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta2 2006-02-02: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta3 2006-02-09: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta4 2006-02-16: SUSE Linux 10.1 RC1
For the Alpha phase of the project we will release a full release that has gone through *some* internal testing approximately every four weeks. Then, just as we did with SUSE Linux 10.0, we will release builds weekely during the beta phase.
For the near future we plan to provide regular syncs of RPMs directly out of our buildsystem (without any testing).
SUSE Linux 10.1 Features ========================
Next week I'll start looking closely at the feature wishlist (http://www.opensuse.org/Feature_Wishlist) and the various package wishlists (http://www.opensuse.org/Package_Wishlist). I'd like then to start a discussion with you on these topics and let's see what we can do together.
New Packages for SUSE Linux ===========================
For the SUSE Linux 10.1 release, we hope to be able to integrate some of the packages and features that have been requested on the wishlists into SUSE Linux. We will, however, focus our resources on our next-generation build infrastructure which will allow more direct participation for every interested packager and developer in the openSUSE project. Expect a first version of the new build server early in 2006
If you want to build packages for openSUSE now, consider contributing to the existing packaging initiatives. One development goal for SUSE Linux 10.1 is improving YaST to better integrate those existing package repositories.
SUSE Linux 10.0 Status ========================
Congratulations! We have finished development of SUSE Linux 10.0!
My personal thanks go out to all of you who participated and contributed to the creation of SUSE Linux 10.0. This week we have released the final ISO images to our internal testing/verification/manufacturing process - that process takes a little time. The final "approved ISOs" will be uploaded and released to you on the 6th of October. We will be releasing CD images of SUSE Linux 10.0 OSS and a DVD Eval of SUSE Linux 10.0 (I'll document these media on the wiki later).