openSUSE Factory Moving: Milestone 0 Ready for Feedback!

3. Oct 2012 | Jos Poortvliet | No License

Good news! openSUSE Milestone 0 of openSUSE 12.3 is out! While we’re still discussing the schedule and won’t be deciding anything before the openSUSE Conference in Prague later this month, development is picking up steam.


Ismael Doenmez was kind enough to provide us with a quick overview of the latest changes in Factory:

  • KDE is updated to 4.9.1 release

  • Glibc is updated to 2.16 release

  • Kernel is updated to 3.6.0-rc7

  • updated to 1.13 release

  • All video drivers are updated to latest stable release (or snapshot).

  • Mesa updated to upcoming v9 snapshot.

  • DRM libraries updated to 2.4.33 release

  • Qt updated to 4.8.2 release.

  • Emacs updated to 24.2 release.

  • OpenJDK updated to release

  • Banshee media player is updated to 2.5.1 release.

  • zsh is updated to 5.0 release

  • SourceCodePro font from Adobe is now available among other new font packages.

  • Support for OPUS codec added via libopus

  • jpeg-turbo is now the default jpegv8 implementation, jpegv6 is dropped.

OBS screenshots

Helping out easier than ever!

As expected from a development release, there is still a lot of work to do, so your input at this early stage will be a huge help in making the final release into the beautifully polished work that we aim for. openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 0 has a list of most annoying bugs here, please add issues you find and help fix them. As Will Stephenson recently blogged, fixing an issue is a matter of BURPing on! Find a how-to here.

So run, don’t crawl, to your nearest downloader and see for yourself what the next version of openSUSE has in store for you at our download center.

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