First Alpha Release of openSUSE 11

The development team of openSUSE has announced the release of openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 1. A very early alpha version, Alpha 1, is now available for download and testing.

Whats changed on this first Alpha Release?

The development team said that they have seen 1026 package check-ins since Alpha0 and countless bugs fixed. The main changes against Alpha0 are:

  • Sat Solver integration: Michael Schröder’s “sat solver” library is now the default package solver for libzypp, so make sure you doublecheck the selected packages - there might be suprises ahead.
  • Heavy changes to the appearance of the Qt installation (ported to qt4).
  • KDE 4.0.0, perl 5.10, glibc 2.7, NetworkManager 0.7, CUPS 1.3.5 and Pulseaudio.

As you know, The openSUSE project is a community program sponsored by Novell. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, this program provides free, easy access to openSUSE, a complete Linux distribution. The openSUSE project has three main goals: make openSUSE the easiest Linux for anyone to obtain and the most widely used Linux distribution; leverage open source collaboration to make openSUSE the world's most usable Linux distribution and desktop environment for new and experienced Linux users; dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging processes to make openSUSE the platform of choice for Linux developers and software vendors.

You can test this first alpha release by downloading it at here.


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