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A new milestone on the cloud: openSUSE releases milestone 3

July 22nd, 2011 by

openSUSE Milestone 3Just a few days ago the third of six milestones on the road to openSUSE 12.1 has been made available for testing before it goes to final release November 11th, 2011.  (Yes, 11-11-11!)

Main changes to this milestone

The third milestone has a huge number of changes and improvements on top of the latest openSUSE release. And many packages have been updated or upgraded. You can check the latest package versions on this page. What are the major changes?

  • Firefox 5
  • MozillaThunderbird 5.0
  • aaa_base 12.1
  • Kernel 3.0 rc7
  • Python3   3.2
  • Sysstat 10.0.1
  • LibreOffice
  • Tomboy 1.7.1
  • Tracker 0.11.0
  • many smaller updates to KDE and GNOME applications and desktops

Systemd needs your feedback

The team welcomes help and bugreports as we prepare for the first release of openSUSE to use systemd.

Hands on to help out easier than ever!

Your input at this early development stage is a great opportunity to collaborate in making the final release into the polished work we always prosecute for. openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 3 has a list of most annoying bugs here, please add issues you find and help fix them. As Will Stephenson has already blogged, fixing an issue is a matter of BURPing on build.opensuse.org! Find a how-to here.

So go and see for yourself what the next version of openSUSE has in store for you at our download center.

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16 Responses to “A new milestone on the cloud: openSUSE releases milestone 3”

  1. .

    Download over torrents does not work, I am getting “unregistered torrent”.

  2. sergeant

    Why are you still testing Firefox 5 and Thunderbird 5? If you plan to release in November you should be targeting 7 or 8.

    • Wolfgang

      Because people are actually using Factory and complain if their addons are not compatible with some nightly from head development.

    • Wolfgang

      Actually it makes no difference what we test currently. As whatever Firefox version will end up in the 12.1 GA version will be superseded at the latest 6 weeks after.

  3. Franz

    now we have download the openSUSE 12.1 M3 x86_64 ( 64 Bit ) Release
    and installed to evaluate in a supercomputing project first impression
    fast, stable for a developer release , the newest nvidia driver works fine
    with the new Kernel 3.0, we have reach as sample in a galaxie collision simulation
    a peak performance from 1 TFlop / sec, normal 842 GFlops / sec with the gcc 4.6.1
    the seti project test reports the same result on single GPU from 842 GFlops for each
    with the new nvidia drivers, really fine

  4. roeland

    a good moment to get rid of systemd, pulseaudio.. all that hurting poettering stuff

    • dutchkind

      For some pulseaudio may be a bad thing, for others not. I use pulseaudio on purpose because it works great, I have now no audio problems in skype when I watch a video in Firefox. The only problem is the new KDE mixer monster that comes when pulseaudio is used, a useless piece of software, spent hours in chats to get my wife’s audio settings correct before being able to skype. But that’s a KDE thing!

  5. Bob

    Tried the 64bit KDE version: Boots for some time, then shows the lizard with progress bar at leftmost position – then hangs.

    Without splash screen: same thing, obviously without the lizard. But erases all useful info by blanking the screen before it hangs. Virtual consoles are inaccessible. The only possible action is a probably clean shutdown without optical feedback after pressing the power button. Hardware: Sony Laptop capable of running Opensuse 10.2 and 11.4.

    Tried also “safe mode”: Boot completes but system is unusable due to mouse-lag of several seconds. This one hangs during shutdown.

    Same or similar problems appeared on all Factory ISOs (Gnome, KDE) from approx. build 120 until now (build 144).

  6. installed the 32-bit KDE image on VirtualBox. After a short test[1]

    it all works

    [1] http://kimleyendecker.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-impressions-of-opensuse-121-m3.html

  7. nugget

    Die pulseaudio die! (english)

  8. dutchkind

    Would it be possible to remove the akonadi dependencies so users, like me, can decide to remove akonadi altogether? I don’t use anything that needs it yet it slows the system down to a crawl and uses precious disk space of my limited encrypted home (160 Mb!) It cannot be uninstalled anymore in 11.4 without removing KDE, which is not an option.

  9. Another DJ named Paul (-,-)

    I have a rather stupid question: Why is this named 12.1 and not 12.0 ?? Where did the 12.0 go?

  10. To dutchkind: I can sympathise, akonadi is a pest. My present solution, although imperfect, has to be to go into System Monitor at the start of every session, search for and close Nepomuk Server, then close each Akonadi instance ( about 8, but obviously all grouped together as they are labelled Akonadi-xxx.

    Whilst annoying to have to do this, the memory lightens immediately.

  11. gorgonz

    gave it a try, using sata3 drive: Very well done folks! with 11.4 the device is not recognised, while 12.1 M3 can install and boot from it :-)