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Enterprise Beta Sources Added to openSUSE Leap 42.3 Build

May 19th, 2017 by

Sources from the beta version of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Service Pack 3 (SP3) arrived today in the latest build for openSUSE’s next minor release of the 42 series.

The transition to a rolling development process for openSUSE Leap 42.3 has changed the traditional milestone process, but fixed milestones are alive and well with SLE development and Leap is benefiting from that hardened, enterprise core.

The latest sources from SLE SP3 Beta included in Leap builds are security and bug fixes n SUSEConnect version 0.3.0. Additionally, cpupower updated to a turbostat version with 17.04.12. The shared zypper 1.13.27 version helps to tag packages installed by user request as ‘i+’. The beta and Leap build also cleanup an algorithm for rollback snapshots with Snapper 0.5.0. Ceph’s  12.0.2 sets higher disk and memory constraints so s390x builds don’t fail. SLE SP3 and Leap also share the same 4.4.68 Linux Kernel, which provides plenty of improvements for architectures and wireless drivers.

Yast2-installation moved Container as a Service Platform to yast2-caasp package and added a features request, which added Network Time Protocol Servers settings to the overview dialog.

Community packages differing from SLE SP 3 Beta that testers can find in Leap are new features from Mozilla Thunderbird 52.1.0 and security fix from Mozilla Firefox 52.1.1. This past week KDE Applications was updated in the Leap builds to version 17.04.0. Two weeks ago, a Leap build for 42.3 updated Mesa from version 11.2.2 to version 17.0.4 (now Mesa 17.0.5), so more Graphics Processing Units are supported.

“I’d like to ask package maintainers and users alike to check whether there are any bigger changes left to be done in 42.3,” release manager Ludwig Nussel wrote to the openSUSE Factory Mailing List. “If so, please submit affected packages ASAP.”

There are only a few more days left to get any major version updates in the next minor Leap 42 version. All major version updates have a submission deadline of May 21.

Leap 42.3 builds have been coming out on a regular basis with new community packages being updated in the newest builds. Testers are encouraged to test the rolling development and can download the iso image from the development button on software.opensuse.org. After installing Leap, testers can enter the terminal and enter zypper update for the newest Leap 42.3 packages.

Don’t forget to report bugs if you find one.

Last Release Candidate for openSUSE Leap 42.2 Released

November 2nd, 2016 by

The development cycle for openSUSE Leap 42.2 Release Candidates (RC) is coming to an end.

RC2, which will be followed by the stable release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 on Nov. 16, is now available for testers after its release today.

“A big change is that the Mesa Nouveau 3D driver was split out to a
separate package as KDE crashes with it on some newer NVidia cards,” wrote release manager Ludwig Nussel to the openSUSE Factory Mailing List.

Users of Leap’s newest version will notice improved capabilities with snapper snapshots based on the btrfs file system, which is the default file system selection. A new btrfs quota concept makes snapper much less disk-hungry and can be manually setup. Snapper is a poka yoke and can give system administrators confident about updating new packages and rolling back the system if an error is made. There is a selection of other file systems for Leap, but benefits of snapper are not available with the other file systems.

Leap is a community-enterprise distribution that appeals to stability-minded users and conservative technology adopters. Leap has a shared core with SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) and hundreds of SLE 12 Service Pack (SP) 2 packages. There are also thousands of community-built packages in Leap. The distribution gives developers and organizations an ability to bridge to the faster release cycles of openSUSE Tumbleweed or to a more Long Term Support enterprise solution with SLE.

Media who are interested in more information should contact Douglas DeMaio at ddemaio@suse.de.

Beta 3 Release Updates FireFox, KDE Applications, VirtualBox

October 5th, 2016 by

The openSUSE Leap 42.2 Beta 3 was released today one day ahead of schedule and the last beta for 42.2 brought quite a few new versions for people to test.

VirtualBox was upgraded from version 5.0.24 in Beta 2 to version 5.1.4 and there were an enormous amount of fixes applied to this newer version, which was released in August.

KDE’s Plasma moved from its 5.7.95 beta version in Leap’s Beta 2 to version 5.8.0 in the Beta 3. Plasma 5.8 is new but the purpose of openSUSE Leap is to have well established packages and since Plasma 5.8 is a Long Term Support release, it made sense to have 5.8 in the distribution event though it is very new. Plasma 5.8 will be supported for 18 months, according to KDE’s release team. KDE Applications also have an update in the Beta 3 to version 16.08.1, which unifies the look of KDE and enhance the effects for users.

Firefox 49 was added to the Beta 3. Thunderbird’s has some security and edit fixes with version 45.3.0. Also in the new beta, YaST had storage and ruby updates and there was an installation fix for module crash in the newest yast2-installation 3.1.216 version.

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openSUSE Releases Leap Beta, Modifies Road Map

August 31st, 2016 by

Official Release Scheduled for Nov. 1642 copy

Software testers and Linux enthusiasts can now get the Beta release of openSUSE Leap 42.2, which was released today.

Leap is for pragmatic and conservative technology adopters,” said Ludwig Nussel, the release manager for openSUSE Leap. “Testing the beta helps make Leap even more mature, so we encourage as many people as possible to test it.”

openSUSE Leap focuses on well-established packages, like systemd 228 and Qt 5.6. The release day for the official version is scheduled for Nov. 16, which is one week after SUSECon.

The road map was slightly modified to provide a more accurate release time line.

The Package Freeze date was shifted from the Beta 2 release on Sept. 21 to the Beta 3 release on Oct. 6. Once the Release Candidate comes out on Oct. 18, Linux users, system administrators and developers will gain a better knowledge for why openSUSE Leap is a remarkably professional distribution.

This hybrid community-enterprise distribution is the safe choice because it has the stability of an enterprise distribution with community-built packages; the hundreds of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Service Pack (SP) 2 packages and the thousands of community-built packages allow for an effective development-to-production protocol. While most will be utterly content with the life-cycle and versions of packages in openSUSE Leap, the professional distribution gives developers and organizations an ability to bridge to a faster release cycle with openSUSE Tumbleweed or to a more Long Term Support enterprise solution with SLE.

Testers are encouraged to report any bug found in the beta to https://bugzilla.opensuse.org.

Media who are interested in more information should contact Douglas DeMaio at ddemaio(at)suse.de.

Six Tumbleweed snapshots roll, update systemd, xen, Firefox

August 17th, 2016 by

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 15.46.06 copySnapshot 20160808 brought openSUSE Tumbleweed users Plasma 5.72 shortly after last week’s article was published, but it didn’t last long.

This week Tumbleweed appears to have a strong wind making it roll remarkably fast as openSUSE’s popular rolling release had six snapshots since the last update was published.

The latest snapshot, 20160815, was fairly small updating gstreamer-plugins-bad, libgusb and opus codecs.

Snapshot 20160813 updated repositories for systemd and kernel-source were updated to enable missing BayTrail and LynxPoint drivers. Yast2-firstboot was updated in this snapshot as well as a snapshot the day before. The multipath-tools package had the most fixes and cleanup in the 20160813 snapshot.

Some users might already be using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox after the 20160812 snapshot, which updated Firefox to version 48. Plasma 5.72 had a very short life in Tumbleweed as version 5.7.3 rolled over the previous version that arrived just four days earlier. Other notable updates in the snapshot were qemu, NetworkManager-openvpn and gfxboot.

Snapshot 20160811 had only two packages update in Tumbleweed, but there were a significant amount of patches and cleanup for grub2. (more…)

openSUSE releases Leap Beta

September 24th, 2015 by

canvasToday openSUSE released the Beta of Leap 42.1, providing an all new look that deviates from previous versions.

The newest regular release from openSUSE has changes to Grub and Plymouth, which provides an impressive introduction to users setting up and using Leap on their hardware or virtual machines.

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openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 3 is out!

March 15th, 2010 by

Geeko at work

The third of seven scheduled milestone releases for 11.3 was completed and released on schedule. Milestone 3 focuses on using GCC 4.5 as the default compiler, leaving a great deal of the work in the hands of the openSUSE Build Service after a few issues (such as kernel panics) were resolved.

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openSUSE Weekly News #91 is out!

October 3rd, 2009 by

news Issue #91 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

    • openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 8 Released
    • Federico Mena-Quintero: The openSUSE Boost Team
    • Linux.com/Rob Day: The Kernel Newbie Corner: “initrd” and “initramfs”–What’s Up With That?
    • Amarok 2.2 “Sunjammer” released
    • Linux Weekly News/rebecca Sobol: An interview with Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier

      For a list of available translations see this page:
      http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/91/Translations.

      Development Release: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5 Now Available

      November 13th, 2008 by

      Greetings, openSUSE fans! We have another development release ready for your testing pleasure. openSUSE 11.1 beta 5 is now available for immediate download and testing.

      You may have noticed that we were scheduled to release RC 1 today. However, as Stephan Kulow mentioned on openSUSE-Factory list on Tuesday, we have several blocker bugs and 11 P1 bugs still present. While we’re ready to do another release today, we decided that it wasn’t ready to be called a release candidate. This shouldn’t push back the final release, but it will mean that we will only plan to have one release candidate.

      With just a little more than a month before the public release on December 18th, there’s still plenty to do. So, roll up your sleeves and start downloading!

      Call for Testing

      We all want openSUSE 11.1 to be the best release yet, and we need your help to get there. This release is ready for widespread testing, and we’re encouraging everyone to download and test the beta releases.  Please run the release through your usual routine, and let us know about any bugs or other issues that you find. Remember that this is a beta release, and is not suitable for use on production systems. Though many openSUSE users can and do use the Factory distribution and/or beta release for day-to-day work we want to stress that it’s entirely possible that you will encounter serious bugs.

      See openSUSE.org/Testing for more information on testing.

      To follow the testing and development process, we suggest that you subscribe to the openSUSE-Factory mailing list, and join the #openSUSE-Factory channel on Freenode to discuss openSUSE development.

      What’s changed since beta 4?

      Major changes in this release include:

      • More 11.1 branding is now in place.
      • Upgrade to PackageKit 0.3.9
      • Integration of Smolt finished
      • More translations!
      • Linux kernel updated to 2.6.27.5
      • KDE 4.1.3
      • Xfce 4.4.3
      • Many updated packages, including: Amarok, Banshee, Blender, Digikam, Bazaar, Frozen Bubble, The GIMP, LyX, and Wine.

      See the Factory News page for changes in the Factory distribution between release announcements. DistroWatch also carries an expanded list of packages being shipped in the Factory distribution.

      OpenOffice.org 3.0 is shaping up nicely for 11.1. Petr Mladek has sent in the following new and remaining bugs for OpenOffice.org:

      + OOo does not start in KDE when OpenOffice_org-gnome is installed (bnc#442678)
      + Pyuno components are still not registered
      + Mono integration is not correctly installed
      + Localized strings are not updated from extra sources
      + The user configuration includes symlinks to /usr/share/ooo3 instead of real files. This may be a feature, but it might also cause problems in the future
      + Missing OOo-sdk compat stuff (bnc#428403)
      + Suse-puzzler.xls works only partly; e.h. “Sneaky Peak” or “About” works but the “Shuffle” does nothing. Also, you can’t move the puzzle pieces with a mouse.

      These bugs are being worked on for RC1.

      Media and Download

      11.1 beta 5 can be found at http://software.opensuse.org/developer. You can find mirrors that have beta 5 images here:

      http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1-Beta5/iso/

      This release does include PPC media, so users with PowerPC machines have the opportunity to test beta 5 on those as well.

      Most Annoying Bugs

      While many bugs have been eliminated since the last beta, we still have a few remaining (and new) bugs that testers should be aware of:

      Selecting KDE 3.5 also installs KDE4 workspace and defaults to KDE4. Workaround: Choose KDE3 desktop at login manager.
      Installation via network on Pegasos2 and Efika is not possible since the initial image does not contain the network drivers (they are available after installation)
      Bug #439126: Hibernation does not work with 32-bit PAE kernels.
      Bug #432980: On some Intel chipsets (945GM) display can’t wake from sleep.
      Bug #444127: kupdateapplet shows error when license is requested
      Bug #437735: printers are not installed
      Bug #444519: the i586 DVD does not contain any i686 glibc

      Future Release Announcements

      Note to openSUSE contributors: If you have any changes or features to call out for future release announcements, please send an email to Zonker with any information that should be in that announcement. (Preferably at least two days before the scheduled release.

      Development Release: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 Now Available

      November 3rd, 2008 by

      Hot on the heels of openSUSE 11.1 beta 3, the openSUSE Project is happy to announce the availability of openSUSE 11.1 beta 4.

      This release includes a number of important bugfixes since the last beta, as well as a few new bugs that need to be squashed before the final release. Read on for details about this release and how to get involved with testing.

      Screenshots

      KDE4 Cover Switch Effect

      KDE4 Cube Effect

      GNOME Desktop SearchF-Spot Photo Manager

      If you’re curious about what openSUSE 11.1 will look like, have a look at the rest of the screenshots on the openSUSE wiki. Thanks to Kevin Dupuy and Martin Schlander for taking the time to put up the screenshots!

      Important: Call for Testing

      We all want openSUSE 11.1 to be the best release yet, and we need your help to get there. This release is ready for widespread testing, and we’re encouraging everyone to download and test the beta release. Please run the release through your usual routine, and let us know about any bugs or other issues that you find. Remember that this is a beta release, and is not suitable for use on production systems, however.

      We have a page of new features specific to openSUSE 11.1 here: http://en.opensuse.org/Testing:Features_11.1 This is a definitive list of new features added into 11.1 that need testing.

      Please use this page to identify and test new features — and then mark them complete when you’ve finished testing.

      See openSUSE.org/Testing for more information on Testing.

      To follow the testing and development process, we suggest that you subscribe to the openSUSE-Factory mailing list, and join the #openSUSE-Factory channel on Freenode to discuss openSUSE development.

      What’s changed since beta 3?

      Major changes in this release include:

      Inclusion of Nomad, a set of components that provide an unmatchable remote desktop experience to openSUSE. See more at: http://en.opensuse.org/Nomad

      Timo Hoenig reports that fingerprint reader support is now feature complete, and he’s accepting bugs. The most common fingerprint readers on the market should “just work,” and users can register their fingerprint using the YaST module. Once registered, users can log in using their fingerprint. Console, GDM, ‘su – $USER’, gnome-screensaver, and gnomsu should all work with fingerprint support. KDE status is unknown.

      • Linux 2.6.27.4 kernel
      • Mono 2.0.1
      • GNOME 2.24.1
      • VirtualBox 2.0.4
      • Evolution 2.24.1
      • Banshee 1.3.3

      See DistroWatch for an expanded list of packages being shipped in the Factory distribution.

      Webcam Support Re-enabled

      Some Webcam and framegrabber drivers had been removed from the kernel, but are now re-enabled in beta 4. The list of supported drivers includes:

      Mediavision Pro Movie Studio
      Quickcam BW
      QuickCam Colour
      W9966CF Webcam (FlyCam Supra and others)
      CPiA
      CPiA2
      Stradis 4:2:2 MPEG-2
      Zoran ZR36057/36067
      Sony Vaio Picturebook Motion Eye
      Siemens-Nixdorf ‘Multimedia eXtension Board’
      Conexant cx23416/cx23415 MPEG encoder/decoder (aka ivtv)
      USB 3com HomeConnect (aka vicam)
      USB IBM (Xirlink) C-it Camera
      USB Konica Webcam
      USB Logitech Quickcam Messenger
      OmniVision Camera Chip
      USB W996[87]CF JPEG Dual Mode Camera
      USB OV511 Camera
      USB SE401 Camera
      USB STV680 (Pencam) Camera
      USB Philips Cameras
      ForteMedia FM801 + TEA5757 tuner

      Thanks to Jean Delvare for the report.

      Media and Download

      11.1 beta 4 is just one of the releases that will lead to the final 11.1 release. You can find the entire roadmap on the openSUSE wiki: http://en.opensuse.org/Roadmap. Downloads are available at http://software.opensuse.org/developer.

      See http://en.opensuse.org/Mirror_Selection for a full list of mirrors. Note that you don’t need to choose a mirror yourself, but you can use the mirror list if you want or need to select a mirror manually.

      Most Annoying Bugs

      The list of annoying bugs is getting smaller! Still, a few things that we need to mention:

      • Bug #440816: OpenOffice.org 3.0 cannot be started
      • GNOME branding is broken with DVD installs, looks correct on live cds
      • GNOME updater will ask for registration, this is broken. Just ignore the question
      • KDE updater will not ask for smolt integration (which the GNOME updater should ask for too).

      Future Release Announcements

      Note to openSUSE contributors: If you have any changes or features to call out for future release announcements, please send an email to Zonker with any information that should be in that announcement. (Preferably at least two days before the scheduled release.

      Thanks, and have a lot of fun!