The third and last beta version of openSUSE 11.0 was announced last night. Beta 3 fixes over 700 bugs, adds some new artwork and a few updated packages. Among the new technologies and applications included in the final version of openSUSE 11.0, due for release on June 19th, you'll find:
￭ Linux kernel 2.6.25
￭ GCC 4.3.0
￭ PulseAudio 0.9.10
￭ AppArmor 2.3
￭ PackageKit 0.2.0
￭ Xen 3.2.1
￭ glibc 2.8 CVS
￭ libzypp 3.12.1
The openSUSE developers have found some bugs, which are not fixed yet. Here is a short list with the most annoying ones and their workarounds:
￭ NVIDIA cannot be compiled. Workaround: go here for a patch and how to apply it;
￭ The legacy SFF ATA controller doesn't work because the parallel driver grabs IRQ14;
￭ T41p shuts down due to "temperature critical";
￭ The branding is not finished yet;
￭ Package selector does not show any patterns at all;
￭ The openSUSE control center, YaST, cannot be started under GNOME;
￭ No window decoration. Workaround: run the 'compiz-manager &' or 'metacity-replace &' commands;
￭ Sometimes, KDM is unable to detect the keyboard;
￭ When you start Kontact, you'll see the sidebar splitter on right window border. Workaround: move it to the left to see the rest of the components.
Remember that this is a beta release and should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only. Please report bugs to the openSUSE Bug Tracker.
openSUSE 11.0 release schedule:
6 December 2007: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 0
17 January 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 1
7 February 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2
19 March 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3
18 April 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1
2 May 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
13 May 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
29 May 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Release Candidate 1
12 June 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Goldmaster release (internal)
19 June 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Public release
Download and test openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 right now from Softpedia and don't forget to drop us a line or two about it!
The stable openSUSE 10.3 release can also be downloaded from Softpedia.