Yesterday’s release of the first Leap Beta in the 42 series has people excited. Another thing that gets people excited is pizza, so why not combine the two for a Leap Betafest Pizza Party. That’s right; there will be plenty of time before the official release, so why not test the beta and eat some pizza. Have a Betafest 42.1!
Download the Beta…
The latest testing release is available at software.opensuse.org in the development version.
This release is the final release before openSUSE goes into Release Candidate and need feedback. Please install it on a VM, virtualbox or on your hardware. Report and help fix any problems you encounter.
Get the Pizza (and a place to eat this). Geeko in Nuremberg will have a party on Oct. 2 at 1300 UTC. Any Leap or Tumbleweed users in Nuremberg are welcome to attend by signing up on the wiki page. If there’s no party around, you can organize your own. Be sure to check the wiki page!
Organize your own BetaPizza Release Party
If there’s no Betafest in your area, organize your own! Pick a local pizza place or get some delivered to your home or office; invite friends and colleagues and put your party on the wiki. A new openSUSE user may show up!
If you are unsure of how to do it, read this.
Testing and even helping out!
The focus of Betafest is about building a local openSUSE community and testing Leap 42.1 Beta2. This means installing it and submitting bug reports when you bump into trouble. Download it and put it on an USB stick or a DVD so people can get to work right away!
Bugs should be reported and can be tracked via Bugzilla. Find a how-to on reporting bugs on the wiki. Discussions about openSUSE development takes place on the factory mailing list. openSUSE Factory is the development release of openSUSE. If you want to help out, please see the wiki page on contributing to Factory. Contributing is easy and very welcomed!
Have a lot of fun
Whatever bugs you find, remember Betafest is about having fun! It doesn’t matter what technical knowledge you or the other visitors have - as long as you are having fun.