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May 17, 2007

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha4 released

by @ 10:05 pm. Filed under SUSE releases

From our buds in Germany:

I’m glad to announce the forth public alpha release of openSUSE 10.3.

 
Important Changes Since Alpha3
==============================

The following are some highlights of Alpha4 compared to Alpha3:

* Inclusion of YaST Meta Packages handler
* InstLux allows users to start the Linux installation from Windows

* We have removed zmd from the distribution and concentrate now on the
  tools opensuse-updater and zypper.

* TeX Live replaces teTex
* First parts of KDE4svn entered Factory, its games are installed

* OpenOffice.org 2.2
* GNOME 2.18.1
* Improvements to our init script starter startpar to reduce boottime

* First changes to support Sony PS3.  The PowerPC installation media
  do not yet support the installation on PS3, this is planned for

  Alpha5.
* Linux 2.6.21 with an updated AppArmor patchset
* Reduced size and cleaned up dependencies of some packages

* Initial support for installation in Afrikaans, Gurajati, Hindi,
  Marathi, Tamil, Xhosa, Zulu.  (for complete list of languages and

  how to participate in translation see
  http://i18n.opensuse.org/stats/trunk/index.php )

A more detailed list of changes is available via

http://en.opensuse.org/Factory/News .

Most Annoying Bugs
==================
So far the following critical bugs have been found, please read before

you install:

* No online update offered during installation (Bug 270919)
* No NIS offered during installation (Bug 270899) 

The list of annoying bugs is found here as well, please update it if
you find more:

http://en.opensuse.org/Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_10.3-dev

Call for Testing
================

* libata for IDE devices

   We’re using the libata stack now also for IDE controllers.  Please
   do test that an update works and all files are changed

   automatically (libata uses /dev/sda for the first harddisk instead
   of /dev/hda).  Disks with more than 15 partitions are not handled

   right now, we’re still evaluating whether there is a good solution.
   to use the old scheme, boot with "hwprobe=-modules.pata".

* Instlux

  Please test InstLux, to start a Linux installation under Windows.
  Thanks a lot for Jordi for his great work!

* OpenOffice.Org 2.2

  Please test the new versions

Media and Download

==================

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha4 for i386, x86-64 and ppc comes as different media
sets:

* 6 CDs (CD 6 was needed due to the increase space of TeXLive)
* 1 AddOn CD with only NonOSS packages on it

* 1 AddOn CD with language packages that are used for extra
  languages (the 6 CDs contain support for english, french, italian, spanish,

  german, chinese, japanese, czech, danish, norwegian, khmer,
  hungarian, polish) (the 6 CDs have support for installation in all

  languages, just extra packages are only on this extra media)
* 1 DVD containing the contents of the 6 CDs and the NonOSS AddOn CD

* CDs/DVDs containing the sources corresponding to the media

We have created Delta ISOs from openSUSE 10.3 Alpha3.  Please use them

for download.

The DVDs and the source media are only available via bittorrent.

Please report all bugs you find on in our bugzilla as explained in
http://bugs.opensuse.org, discussion is most appropriate on the

opensuse-factory@xxxxxxxxxxxx mailing list.

To download media, please use the links provided at:
  http://en.opensuse.org/Development_Version#Downloads

The next Alpha is planned for Thu, June 14.

— 

Adrian Schroeter

SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG N�rnberg)
email: adrian@xxxxxxx

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An Apparent Imperception

by @ 4:29 am. Filed under humor

It is all just kindergarten tactics, people. There’s nothing to see here, move along. Same stuff, different day. – “Mommy, Billy took my crayon! I had it first!” “Which crayon?” “I don’t know, but he took it. Billy, you better watch out!” Maybe we could have them look at some other things they teach in kindergarten.

* yawn *

* stretch *

Funniest tattoo submission for Bill Hilf’s bald spot wins – This man is absolutely right. He totally knows. Take his word for everything. You can see it right in his face. This guy is for reals. Dude, where’s my He-Man sword…

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