sorry for the late status update. It will come on time next week, since AJ update his cronjob to remind me of it ;)
We are currently facing a number of failing packages (142 on i386, 148 on x86_64), as we move forward to Alpha2. 1/3 of the failing packages are due to a insserv / init script check for Should-Start/Should-Stop (cf. email from Werner on opensuse-packaging). Fixes are being checked in and worked on as I'm writing this.
These are the bugs that are blocking an Alpha2 build from happening right now:
* libstorage lock issue: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=416276
* Build0019: Bootloader not working after first reboot https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=417383
* Build0019a: trying to remove openSUSE-release package, which is not installed?! https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=417799
Stay tuned, as we work towards openSUSE 11.1 Alpha2. To be released on Aug 21st.