With the new year beginning we kick start major development into the next version of openSUSE: openSUSE 11.0. A very early alpha version, Alpha 1, is now available for download and testing.
The Beautiful New Look of the Installer
Despite many other products being developed in parallel to Factory,
we have seen a heavy stream of development on it, so it is really worth
a try if you have time for testing. Note, however, that it is not
suitable for production systems.
Changes since openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 0
We have seen 1026 package check-ins since Alpha0 and countless bugs fixed. The main changes against Alpha0 are:
Most Annoying Bugs
Due to the huge amount of changes, there are also several noticeable bugs:
The new solver does not yet have a “ignore this requirement”
choice, i.e. it’s not possible to create a broken system. We’re still
discussing if this is a bug or a feature
the CDs lack a huge amount of software. Many packages had to be
taken out to make way for others. The CDs should still have a a
completely working desktop, however.
the Qt port and its theme are early releases and create noticeably
more flickering and drawing glitches, e.g. the progress bar is only
visible on some installations
jpackage packages are broken and one package will complain during installation – just ignore
the installation crashes at the end when creating the x11 proposal:
in this case, your desktop will still have a working X config, it just
might not be the perfect one. You may need to call sax2 after it happens
PPC cannot be installed as the bootloader config can’t be written
out. However, you can get a working PPC system when updating from alpha0
Please refer to software.openSUSE.org/developer for direct links to all the available media.
Have a lot of fun!
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