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Release Day – All Hell Breaks Loose

October 5th, 2007 by

Yesterday we released openSUSE 10.3, and we are pretty impressed what happened.

Some rough numbers:

Our download for the iso images peaked at 14Gbit/s, the average was 12Gbit/s. This is without the mirror servers, this is just the download from Novell!

Our wiki had a load of 99 but was still responsive. The admin team in Provo added another server with load balancing, thanks for that! We had over 1000 request per second, after the new server kicked in the load was going down to 30 :-).

Thanks to everybody who helped with this release, i want to mention a few people: the admin team in provo, Frank who fixed the download page, Francis for the announcement and all mirror servers.

Novell Open Audio: openSUSE 10.3

October 5th, 2007 by

As part of a Novell Open Audio series on openSUSE, they will be interviewing various openSUSE developers to find out more about the project, particular involvements and new technologies in the distribution. Today’s interview features a talk with Martin Lasarsch, an openSUSE evangelist. He extensively goes over the changes in openSUSE 10.3, highlighting all the nice improvements along the way.

The episode also features a talk with no fewer than 10 of the core openSUSE developers, as they provide insight into the openSUSE releases and how things like the numbering of our releases work.