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Cutting Edge openSUSE Goodness: 11.2 Milestone 2 Released

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May 28, 2009, 10:22 am

Improved Plasmoids in KDE 4.3 Beta 1openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2 has hit the streets. M2 includes Firefox 3.5 beta 4, KDE 4.3 beta 1, GNOME 2.26, and quite a few additional updates and is ready for download.

This milestone release is a chance for contributors to keep current with openSUSE development and for users to test out the latest packages. As a Milestone Release it may not be suitable for production systems. It might crash frequently, eat your data, or raid your fridge — though many users do in fact run development versions without serious headaches.

This is one in a series of releases leading to the official openSUSE 11.2 release, scheduled for November 2009.

Changes Since openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1

A lot has changed since the 11.1 M1 release, with many packages being updated for 11.2. Some of the major changes in this release include:

  • The distribution is built with GCC 4.4
  • M2 uses the 2.6.30rc6 kernel
  • Live CDs include The GIMP
  • Default filesystem is Ext4
  • Firefox 3.5 beta 4
  • GNOME 2.26 packages and some preview packages from GNOME 2.27.1
  • KDE 4.3 beta 1
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1
  • VirtualBox 2.2.2

See the openSUSE Wiki for additional changes in 11.2 Milestone 2. You can see the latest packages in Factory on DistroWatch, which tracks 203 major packages.

New GNOME Theme for openSUSE 11.2

Getting Milestone 2

The latest development versions are available from http://software.opensuse.org/developer/. Choose from x86 or x86-64 install DVDs or the KDE and GNOME Live CDs.

Testing

Help us make openSUSE 11.2 the best release yet! 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 milestone release, and is not suitable for use on production systems.

Though many openSUSE users can and do use the Factory distribution and/or testing releases 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.

 

 

 

 

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