RC1 is starting to look really good - not installing zen/rug now works (thanks much!) and I really like the new installation categories and the use of colour in the UI there.
Configuring and connecting to an update mirror first time round only shows a zypp update - pretty clever. I didn't have the DVD media in the drive though ("connected" the wrong cdrom in vmware) and got an error involving a delta.rpm - good. I click ok but then find I still had the wrong DVD, so abort the update. Yast informs me "update completed, restarting". Eh no, update not completed. On restart, zypp and a kernel update are shown. This looks like a bug to me (no checking of return status of the first update round) - or is this intentional? What's gonna happen in case of a network error?