De ontwikkelaars van de openSuse-community hebben de eerste bètaversie uitgebracht van openSuse 10.3, sinds ongeveer een jaar de nieuwe naam van Suse Linux om verwarring met Suse Linux Enterprise-producten te voorkomen. Zoals gewoonlijk zijn er verschillende uitgaves binnen te halen, een volledige dvd met opensource- en niet-opensourceonderdelen, een cd voor een kale installatie met KDE of GNOME, en verschillende add-on-cd's. De aankondiging van deze eerste bètaversie ziet er als volgt uit:
The openSUSE team is proud to announce the first Beta release of openSUSE 10.3. There are many exciting enhancements and features in the new release. Among these are a whole new and greatly improved package management stack (libzypp), significantly faster boot time, parts of KDE 4, a 1-CD KDE Install and a 1-CD GNOME install, beautiful green artwork, a new One-Click Install technology that integrates with the openSUSE Build Service and much more.
1-Click Install: As we recently announced, the openSUSE Build Service front-end got a complete makeover and now also utilizes the new One-Click Install technology. This new feature allows you to install applications at the single click of a button. More announcements on the way this is used are to come.
KDE 4: In the early stages of development we noted that openSUSE was to be among the early adopters of KDE 4.0, and we can start to see this coming through in openSUSE 10.3. The latest stable KDE 3.5.7 is included as the default KDE session, but this release also includes some KDE 4 applications (such as KDE games) in by default. All other parts of KDE 4 are directly available in the official online repositories, and of course the KDE 4 repository in the openSUSE Build Service will continue to regularly release snapshots.
New Media Selection:
This new release has a few changes in media, which also includes two new CDs: one KDE installation CD, and one GNOME installation CD, so you no longer have to download three CDs to get openSUSE running!
Under the Hood:
New Package Management: The new package management system (libzypp) is a significant improvement over the old one offering you many advanced features, increased reliability, and an incredible speed-up.
Improved Boot Time: Improvements in boot time were frequently-suggested enhancement requests from openSUSE users. As the result of continued tests, we can now release the first set of improvements to the init (boot) scripts, with even more to come in the future.
Important Changes Since Alpha 7:
- Linux kernel 220.127.116.11
- gcc 4.2.1
- libzypp 3.12.1
It has only been one week since Alpha 7, but we have seen 575 package submissions since then, so we have got plenty of features finished. As a consequence you will also find a few more bugs around, so do not be too surprised when you find these..
- GNOME 2.19.6
- Revised DVD5 (the DVD is now made up mainly from patterns)
- Revised GNOME CD (after a lot of valuable feedback - thanks)
A more detailed list of changes is available via the Factory/News page.
Most Annoying Bugs:
See the Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_10.3_dev page on the wiki for an up-to-date list.[break]De volgende bestanden kunnen binnen gehaald worden:
- Flash/nspluginviewer blocks Konqueror and takes 100% CPU (Bug 294385)
- Registration fails in some cases (Bug 261239)
- The signature of the Release Notes can’t be checked (Bug 283738)
- GNOME x86_64 ISO is still too big for a CD (Bug 296915)
- Missing calculation of installing RPM size (Bug 293039)
DVD met OSS en NonOSS (i386 - x86_64 - ppc)
CD met default KDE installatie (i386 - x86_64)
CD met default GNOME installatie (i386 - x86_64)
AddOn CD met alleen NonOSS (i386 & x86_64 - ppc)
AddOn CD met language packages (i386 - x86_64 - ppc)