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[opensuse-factory] Draft Milestone 7 Release
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 12:00:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <201005261200.10255.aj@xxxxxxxxxx>

michl and myself are currently working on the M7 release. Below is a copy &
paste of the current text. I'm off for lunch now and wanted to get your
feedback. Please send your comments on opensuse-marketing or join michl and
myself on freenode IRC channel #opensuse-marketing.


openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 7: Preparing for RC Phase

Milestone 7, a snapshot of the Factory “work in progress” build, leading up to
openSUSE 11.3 release in July, is now available for download.

M7 is the second release of the “Stablizing Freeze” and last milestone, the
next release will be RC1 on June 17th.
openSUSE 11.3 Progress

Compared to M6, this milestone brings many bug fixes, an update to Linux
kernel 2.6.34 and the integration of translations and new artwork.

We plan to include in openSUSE 11.3 the following highlights:

* Netbook support with both Moblin and KDE
* Btrfs support in the installer
* The zypper package management command line client has seen further
o If a package gets removed, dependencies needed only by this
package can get removed as well (option –clean-deps)
o Package selection code has been enhanced to support the following
syntax for use with in/up/rm commands: [+/-]repo:type:nameOPversion.arch
o zypper will notify about updates with vendor change (from
different repository)
* Nouveau driver for Nvidia graphic cards is integrated
* File sharing with SpiderOak
* Great desktop experience with GNOME 2.30, KDE 4.4, LXDE 0.5.5, and XFCE
4.6.1. LXDE has been newly integrated and is part of the DVD media.
* On demand package installation in KDE, for e.g. debug info packages and
missing modules.
* Imagewriter tool to copy ISO images to an USB stick
* Updated distribution with new upstream packages

Testing! Testing! Testing!

As this is a milestone and not a final release, 11.3 M7 does contain bugs both
known and unknown, but should not stand between courageous contributors and
release testing.

The following annoyances have already been reported:

* Firefox crashes at start Bug #608087 – workaround: update gtk2 to the
new version from the GNOME factory repo
* The x86_64 NET Install CD had a garbled screen for an NVidia GeForce Go
7150M graphics adapter. The workaround is to add “brokenmodules=nouveau” to
the Boot Options line.

* LXDM always start default session Bug #607868

Please see

for the current list.

What are you waiting for? Grab the milestone release from today!
Andreas Jaeger, Program Manager openSUSE, aj@{,}
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