July 27, 2009

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4 is Out!

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July 27, 2009, 8:18 am

Come and get it while it’s fresh! The fourth openSUSE 11.2 milestone release is out and ready to rumble. If you’re interested in seeing what the future brings for openSUSE, here’s your chance! The latest milestone release includes updates to KDE, GNOME, NetworkManager, Samba, YaST, and many other updated packages.

KDE 4.3 with new applets

You’ll find lots of changes since the M3 release! The live CDs can now be deployed using USB sticks — which is particularly important for netbook computers without CD or DVD drives. The live CDs now contain mc, and the KDE live CDs include YaKuake. And YaST has a new Qt-based Control Center. Other updates and changes:

  • Linux kernel 2.6.30.2
  • CUPS 1.3.10
  • NetworkManager 0.7.1
  • Samba 3.4.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • KDE 4.3 RC1
  • Qt 4.5.2
  • Qt Creator 1.2
  • Seamonkey 2.0a3
  • VirtualBox 3.0 beta 2

A more complete list of changes can be found on the wiki and an updated list of Factory packages can be found on DistroWatch. And, of course, you can keep up to date with changes in openSUSE 11.2 by following the openSUSE-Factory mailing list.

11.2 is looking fantastic. Want more screenshots? We’ve got ‘em! Check out the shots here, and/or add your own.

New GNOME theme in openSUSE 11.2

Testing! Testing! Testing!

As you can see, 11.2 M4 does have a few annoying bugs that we know about — but there may be more lurking somewhere in the release that haven’t been found yet. If you want to make sure 11.2 final is free of Most Annoying Bugs, we’ll need your help finding, reporting, and fixing those hidden bugs.

Holger Sickenberg has put out a call for testing team members. If you’re interested in doing some heavy testing on openSUSE, check out Holger’s announcement.

Get Milestone 4 Today!

What are you waiting for? Grab the milestone release today! Downloads are available at software.opensuse.org/developer/ now.

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