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openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7 Has Been Released

August 2nd, 2007 by

The openSUSE Team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7. Though this release should not be used on any production machines, everyone can help shape this release by testing out installations and much more. For more information on the release schedule, take a look at the Roadmap.

Technical Changes

  • Linux 2.6.22.1
  • gcc 4.2.1
  • libzypp 3.12.1

The package set of the CDs have also been heavily reshuffled, and with it the patterns also affecting the DVD.

A more detailed list of the changes is available on the Factory/News wiki page.

Most Annoying Bugs

  • The initrd created doesn’t boot on vmware and on some older SCSI controllers (Bug 278796 Bug 296495)
  • “zypper install foo” does not work. Workaround: “zypper install -n foo”. (-n reverts to the old behavior. The new behavior should enable installing by package version or by a provided file name, but there is bug 294727)
  • Flash/nspluginviewer blocks Konqueror and takes 100% CPU (Bug 294385)

For an up-to-date list see Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_10.3_dev

Call for Testing

  • libzypp
    libzypp received significant throughout alpha 6, and it has already significantly advanced since then, but please also give this a good testing. We would also like to have some feedback on the refresh policy of YaST/zypper; the problem is summarised well by Duncan on the Factory Mailing List.
  • GNOME CD
    The patterns for the GNOME CD were redone from scratch to fit on the i386 CD without leaving out major software as it happened with alpha 6. Unfortunately the x86_64 ISO does not fit on a CD, but you can test it on a DVD. We wish to get more feedback on the package selection (remember to list a larger package to remove if you want one to be added).

Media and Download

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7 for i386, x86-64 and ppc comes as different media sets:

  • 1 DVD containing OSS and NonOSS software (torrents for: i386, x86_64, ppc)
  • 1 CD with a default KDE installation (i386, x86_64, not for ppc)
  • 1 CD with a default GNOME installation (i386, x86_64, not for ppc)
  • 1 AddOn CD with only NonOSS packages on it (i386 or x86_64, ppc)
  • 1 AddOn CD with language packages that are used for extra languages (the DVD contains support for english, french, italian, spanish, german, chinese, japanese, czech, danish, norwegian, khmer, hungarian, polish; the DVD has support for installation in all languages, just extra packages are only on this extra media) (i386, x86_64, ppc)
  • DVD/CDs containing the sources corresponding to the media

We have created Delta ISOs from openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 6; please use them for download. The DVDs and the source media are only available via bittorrent which will be synced out later today since they were not created in time. For all the download ISOs, sources, and instructions, head over to the development version download page.

Please report all bugs you find on in our bugzilla as explained on http://bugs.opensuse.org; discussion is most appropriate on the opensuse-factory@opensuse.org (subscribe) mailing list.

The next planned release is openSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 on Thursday, August 9.

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9 Responses to “openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7 Has Been Released”

  1. Dean

    It would be nice if they included some md5sums.

    • Beineri

      You can find a MD5SUMS file in every of the cd/, dvd/ and torrent/ directories.

  2. Dean

    Ummm they aren’t there this time

    http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.3-Alpha7/iso/cd/MD5SUMS
    http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.3-Alpha7/iso/delta/MD5SUMS
    etc etc

    Those and the torrents aren’t there. Please don’t assume everybody is an idiot when you reply to posts.

  3. Dean

    They aren’t there in the Alpha 7 release. Check the repos yourself.
    Also there are no torrents either.

  4. Dean

    [DIR] Parent Directory –
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-Lang-i386-SOURCES.delta.iso 01-Aug-2007 23:40 18M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-Lang-i386.delta.iso 01-Aug-2007 23:47 73M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-Lang-ppc-SOURCES.delta.iso 01-Aug-2007 23:48 18M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-Lang-ppc.delta.iso 01-Aug-2007 23:55 73M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-Lang-x86_64-SOURCES.delta.iso 01-Aug-2007 23:56 18M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-Lang-x86_64.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 00:03 72M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-NonOSS-BiArch-SOURCES.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 00:04 25K
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-NonOSS-BiArch.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 00:08 1.9M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-NonOSS-ppc-SOURCES.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 00:08 14K
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-Addon-NonOSS-ppc.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 00:10 682K
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-DVD-i386-SOURCES.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 00:34 1.6G
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-DVD-i386.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 01:24 650M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-DVD-ppc-SOURCES.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 01:47 1.7G
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-DVD-ppc.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 02:40 635M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-DVD-x86_64-SOURCES.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 03:00 1.6G
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-DVD-x86_64.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 03:50 728M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-GNOME-i386.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 03:59 251M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-GNOME-x86_64.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 04:07 335M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-KDE-i386.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 04:15 153M
    [ ] openSUSE-10.3-Alpha6_Alpha7-KDE-x86_64.delta.iso 02-Aug-2007 04:23 238M

    As you can see no MD5SUM’s

  5. kyle

    Yay! The higly anticipated last alpha realease!

  6. James Bennet

    If you are having trouble finding the downloads DistroWatch.com is reporting the release on its frontpage and there is a link:

    http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.3-Alpha7/iso/cd/openSUSE-10.3-Alpha7-GNOME-i386.iso

    http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.3-Alpha7/iso/cd/openSUSE-10.3-Alpha7-KDE-i386.iso

  7. Richard

    Interesting, never tried an alpha before, but I love what I see, appears to be faster than 10.3, and using less resources, hope this is something that will continue with the beta and final release. Thanks for the work you all do, look forward to the beta’s and final release.