openSuSE 10.3 Roadmap

As mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m a huge fan of openSuSE and am eagerly waiting for the next release, openSuSE 10.3, scheduled for October 2007.

Heres what Andreas Jaegar had to say about openSuSE 10.3 roadmap:

We are happy to announce the final roadmap for openSUSE 10.3. openSUSE
10.3 is the next release that incorporates new features from both the
community and Novell internal development.  The distribution will be
build for the x86, x86-64 and Power PC platforms.

Major *planned* enhancements are:

* 1 CD install (network at install)
* Installation of a Linux system on HD directly from a Live-CD image
* UMTS support
* Enhance zypper
* Migration assistant instlux
* Integration of external repositories
* Dynamic update mirrors
* Edu Add-on CD (done largely by the community)
* GNOME 2.20
* KDE4 preview
* Reduction of boot time
* Reduced package dependencies, smaller minimal system

Most important dates of the schedule are:
Wed, May 16     openSUSE 10.3 Alpha4 release
Thu, Jun 14     openSUSE 10.3 Alpha5 release
Thu, Jul 19     openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6 release
Thu, Aug  9     openSUSE 10.3 Beta1 release
Thu, Aug 23     openSUSE 10.3 Beta2 release
Thu, Sep  6     openSUSE 10.3 Beta3 release
Thu, Sep 20     openSUSE 10.3 Release Candidate 1 release
Thu, Sep 27     openSUSE 10.3 Goldmaster release (internal)
Thu, Oct  4     openSUSE 10.3 public release

The detailed schedule – including internal test releases – is available

Michael and Andreas


  1. * KDE4 preview

    I’ll Try it your JUST for that, (Using the Live CD of course, I’ll Wait till its stable to install on my machine)

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