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[openFATE 308401] openSUSE netbook edition
Feature changed by: Stephan Kulow (coolo)
Feature #308401, revision 24
Title: openSUSE netbook edition

- openSUSE Distribution: Evaluation by engineering manager
+ openSUSE Distribution: Rejected by Stephan Kulow (coolo)
+ reject reason: netbook demand has decreased meanwhile :)
Requester: Important

Requested by: Agustin Chavarria (dj_ubun_1)
Partner organization:

The growing demand for netbooks, has made several distributions of
Linux, to create a specific version for these computers.
The creation of a version with moblin, with gnome, and kde would be a
big step. and also enter a specific kernel for these computers,
including drivers and kernel patches to improve stability of the
This would include a change in the interface in both gnome and kde, and
both of these projects have packages to improve the interface little

#1: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2009-12-05 14:55:22)
OpenSUSE already offers GNOME and KDE (though may not with Little
Display Interfaces, dunno).
What specific kernel is needed, and why is not the one provided by
default good enough? What extra patches are so strongly required?

#2: Agustin Chavarria (dj_ubun_1) (2009-12-05 15:45:14)
But the gnome and kde, have no version to little display, it will be
goog a gnome netbook version or kde netbook version.

#3: Todd R (theblackcat) (2009-12-05 19:49:08) (reply to #2)
KDE SC 4.4 is providing a netbook workspace by default.  KDE SC 4.4
Beta 1, which is already available in the build service, has it

#4: Agustin Chavarria (dj_ubun_1) (2009-12-26 15:39:04)
i mean an option in the installer to select GNOME or GNOME netbook, KDE
or KDE netbook. or make and specific image

#5: Markus K (kamikazow) (2010-01-12 03:04:53) (reply to #4)
There is no GNOME for netbooks. You can get Moblin for openSUSE,
The KDE part of this request is a dupe of

#6: Michael Löffler (michl19) (2010-01-19 14:05:44)
We should have at least one version supporting netbooks (GNOME, Moblin
or KDE). Andrew is working on Goblin, the Novell team around Michael
Meeks is doing Moblin for Novell, KDE upstream is workong on netbook
support and GNOME works on netbook support for gnome-shell as well.

#7: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2010-02-08 11:28:14)
Michael, will we have Moblin UI for factory this month?

#10: Vincent Untz (vuntz) (2010-02-10 19:02:00) (reply to #7)
(I'm not Michael ;-))
I was planning to sit down with someone from the moblin team next week
to finally get all the packages in openSUSE. The main problem there is
how to keep the packages worked on by moblin team and the openSUSE
packages in sync, as far as I understood.

#8: Axel Braun (docb) (2010-02-08 16:47:53)
OpenSUSE 11.2 runs already fine on netbooks, with just some small
changes (see
Nevertheless, a dedicated NBR - or install option - would be
appreciated. That makes not all user head for ubuntu NBR ;-)

#9: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2010-02-08 17:10:42) (reply to #8)
(in case someone - like me - wondered what NBR means: Netbook Remix)

#11: Michael Löffler (michl19) (2010-05-12 12:00:34)
Coolo & Michael where are we with that feature? Will openSUSE 11.3 run
seamlessly on netbooks?

#12: Michael Meeks (michael_meeks) (2010-05-21 15:16:31) (reply to
Well - we need install-time selection.
And we also need the last two packages fixing so they can be submitted;
I believe network-manager-netbook was one (with some trivial sounding
header problem) and the internet browser. Andrew Waafa is the best
contact guy.

#13: Andrew Wafaa (funkypenguin) (2010-05-21 23:58:26)
I'm hoping to have Moblin installable for 11.3 I just need to spend
some time on Monday to iron out the install pattern and pray it will be
accepted.  I am still trying to get the Web panel to build but it is
not critical but fairly imoortant. The networking aspect is resolved
and is in Facotry.

#14: Andrew Wafaa (funkypenguin) (2010-05-25 15:43:09) (reply to #13)
OK I've just had confirmation, that I am too late to get the pattern
into 11.3 DVD for installation of Moblin.  Somewhat disappointed but
not surprised, I do however have to appologise for not getting it in
within the timeframe.  I had the opportunity but missed the boat.
This doesn't mean that people can't install Moblin, I will endeavour to
have installable images available at or just after the release of 11.3.
Sorry for the delay.

#15: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2010-05-26 11:27:27) (reply to #14)
The moblin pattern is now available AFAIK.

#16: Vincent Untz (vuntz) (2011-02-22 09:43:50)
FWIW, the Meego stuff is more or less dead. On the GNOME side, we
consider that GNOME 3 will actually offer a good UI for netbooks.
Not sure if it's worth keeping that feature open. (I can't close the
feature for some reason)

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