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[suse-mirror] Re: [opensuse-factory] openSUSE 11.4 is done! Please help with Launch!

On Thu, 3 Mar 2011, Andreas Jaeger wrote:

I'm happy to announce that the DVD ISOs of openSUSE 11.4 are finished.

Wonderful, or great. At least an evolution event.

As usual a distribution is a product of many hands - both from the
openSUSE community and the various upstream communities whose projects
we use: Some developed great software, or wrote documentation, or
translated documentation and software, build packages for openSUSE,
tested everything, wrote bug reports, helped to get the bugreports to
those that fixed it, fixed bugreports, supported those that were using
openSUSE 11.4 in the development phase, told others about openSUSE
11.4 via blogs, videos etc. Thanks to all of you!

Yes, but OpenSUSE still seems to lack a part of "good cooperating" (actively helping) community.
At least some publication projects seem to need more people - the base, the kernel and also the distribution developers are excellently populated, I guess.

At least to the later aspect: SUSE kernels (SLES kernels) are the "best maintained" worldwide, I guess (besides some bugzilla entries currently from my side, but I know from experience what I said - the "quality production" process and, maybe even more important, the conciousness about that is greatest worldwide at SUSE, I guess).

I'd like to thank especially Coolo who drove as release manager the
creation of 11.4 until he became ill. I had some catching up yesterday
and checked in only a few fixes that were critical for installation
and missed for sure some important fixes.

So, for those and other important fixes, please follow the Maintenance
workflow as explained at so
that users can get quickly fixes for these.

The next big thing now is the launch of openSUSE 11.4 on Thursday,
10th of March. Please support the marketing team *NOW* with getting
everything ready for the launch. Join us on the opensuse-marketing
mailing list and on freenode IRC channel #opensuse-marketing.

The central web page is and it
needs quite some love at the moment. Please help document what we've

We will also have some launch parties, including one in Nuernberg on
the 16th of March. More details are at
Please setup your own parties as well!

My main interest is to get the code into, second interest to try it personally, third to distribute.

If everything is done, why not distribute immediately?
With RC2, we had a deletion and renewal of all already distributed files while the directories still were not opened.

Please start that again just now. The "open distribution directories now" signal would be a totally separate thingy for the mirrors, main thing is to get the files just-in-time and distribute internally - many of us mirrors will struggle to deny the need of your very costly Akamai helpout for the first hours, so please honorate "our" struggle to engage all secondary ressorces just-in-time.

We like to give our best and help you this time (first time!) to get able to dismiss the costly Akamai distribution bandwidth, but most german mirrors - your main base, but all willing others too - need some preparation time before your final release signal.

So, please let the code come out just now.

Viele Gruesse
Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke@xxxxxxx, em@xxxxxxx)

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