The openSUSE team is proud to announce the second Beta release of openSUSE 11.0! New changes include countless bug fixes, as well as the import of the new openSUSE 11.0 artwork for login, splash screens and more. The live installation should work, but there are several known quirks, so be sure to check the most annoying bugs list before proceeding.
See Screenshots/openSUSE_11.0_Beta2 for more screenshots.
Information and Download
Remember that this is a beta. It may not be safe to run for production systems, and should be used by users interested in testing the next release of openSUSE for bugs.
Most Annoying Bugs
Installation leaves traces of Live system (Bug #385829)
GNOME Main Menu is slow to respond (Bug #375701) Workaround: Click on volume control in the panel, Configure local sound server then check “Enable network access to local sound devices”
GNOME is extremly slow (Bug #383336) (logging in takes >1 minute etc) Workaround: Add your hostname to /etc/hosts (See bug)
See the Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_11.0_dev page on the wiki for an up-to-date list.
Call for Testing
If you want to help testing our standard test-cases, just take a look at openSUSE.org/Testing, and in particular the Testing:Features_11.0 sub-page which includes a definitive list of the features added into openSUSE 11.0. You can also coordinate with others and subscribe to the email@example.com (subscribe) mailing list to help with our organized testing.
Media and Download
openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2 for i386, x86-64 and PPC comes as different media sets, all of which can be downloaded from //software.opensuse.org/developer. Deltas from Beta 1 are also provided. Note that you will need the latest deltarpm from Factory, or for openSUSE 10.3 you can use the home:coolo repository to grab it.
Comments, Feedback and Helping
openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2 is a great time to start testing-out openSUSE 11.0 before it is officially released. You can directly help and contribute to the openSUSE distribution by filing bug reports and giving feedback to the developers.
Reporting bugs: Please report all bugs you find on in our Bugzilla as explained on bugs.openSUSE.org.
For other queries and ways to communicate with the openSUSE community take a look at the Communicate wiki page.
The next planned release is openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 on May 13.