The openSUSE team is proud to announce the first Beta release of
openSUSE 11.0! There are many exciting enhancements and features in
the new release. Among these is the incredibly fast package management
(libzypp), KDE 3.5.9 and 4.0.3, GNOME 2.22.1, a beautiful new
installer, installable live CDs and much more.
For an overview and links to additional information on the changes,
see the announcement over at
Digg the story! http://digg.com/linux_unix/Announcing_openSUSE_11_0_Beta_1
The package management stack of openSUSE, libzypp, has seen constant
improvements since the last release. We introduced a new SAT solver
and repository metadata that means that openSUSE's package management
works at a lightning-fast speed.
Installation in 24 minutes: Due to changes within the installation
media itself and the advances in openSUSE's package management, an
openSUSE installation is now well over 60% faster, completing in
roughly just 24 minutes! (Your mileage may vary, offer not valid for
* Linux kernel 2.6.25-rc9
* updated gcc 4.3 branch
* libzypp 3.12.1
* PackageKit 0.2.0
* AppArmor 2.3
* Xen 3.2.1 RC1
* glibc 2.8 CVS
* PulseAudio 0.9.10
A more detailed list of changes is available via the Factory/News page.
Most Annoying Bugs
Remember that this is a beta. It may not be safe to run for production
systems, and should be used by users interested in testing the next
release of openSUSE for bugs.
* Changing something in the bootloader proposal causes broken
menu.lst (Bug #380781)
* Patterns or patches will never be shown as selected (Bug #380356)
* x86_64 live CDs do not fit on 700MB, need to be tested with DVD-R
* gtk live installer is broken (Bug #381153)
* live installation freezes kernel (Bug #377565)
* License text still from 10.3 (Bug #381158)
* GDM does not start, missing gdm user (Bug #381227). Work-around:
See the Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_11.0_dev page on the wiki for an
Call for Testing
If you want to help testing our standard test-cases, please coordinate
with others and subscribe to the opensuse-testing(a)opensuse.org mailing
list to help with our organized testing.
Media and Download
openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1 for i386, x86-64 and PPC comes as different media
sets, all of which can be downloaded from
Comments, Feedback and Helping
openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1 is a great time to start testing-out openSUSE
11.0 before it is officially released. You can directly help and
contribute to the openSUSE distribution by filing bug reports and
giving feedback to the developers.
* Reporting bugs: Please report all bugs you find on in our
Bugzilla as explained on bugs.openSUSE.org
* Discussion and feedback is very welcome as well; the most
appropriate place is the opensuse-factory(a)opensuse.org mailing list.
Or in the #opensuse-factory IRC channel.
For other queries and ways to communicate with the openSUSE community
take a look at the Communicate wiki page.
The next planned release is openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2 on May 2.
Have a lot of fun!
Francis Giannaros http://francis.giannaros.org
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