OpenSUSE 11.2: First Release Candidate
The first openSUSE 11.2 release candidate is ready for download. RC2 is planned for the end of October with a final version expected November 12.
OpenSUSE 11.2 is on schedule. Alongside numerous repairs and some annoying new bugs, RC1 comes with an updated kernel (220.127.116.11), the new Gnome 2.28, a fresh QT version 4.5.3 and Pulseaudio 0.9.19. The release candidate from Seamonkey in its current test version is also included.
One of the most important features of openSUSE 11.2 is the live update with Zypper. 11.1 users with a current version of Zypper can upgrade with zypper dup. Also, all ISO images can via dd be transferred to a USB pendrive.
Compared to Milestone 8, the list of Most Annoying Bugs is a lot shorter. Known issues in the latest version include-
Restart fails to restart the system
Gnome icon sometimes fails to appear on the desktop
Repos are lost on update
As can be seen from this short list, version RC1 should not be used with production systems, but as Michael Loeffler says in his announcement on the openSUSE mailing list, the first release candidate of openSUSE 11.2 is almost ready for final release. RC1 as build 0336 can be downloaded from http://software.opensuse.org/developer.
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