Final openSUSE 11.3 release candidate arrives
Two weeks after the first release candidate arrived, the openSUSE development team have issued the second and final release candidate (RC) for version 11.3 of the openSUSE operating system. According to the developers, the latest development preview is a "final check" aimed at making sure that "11.3 is polished and in good condition".
The 11.3 release of the openSUSE Linux distribution is based on the 2.6.34 Linux kernel and features support for the Btrfs file system in the installer. Support for NVIDIA graphics cards has been improved with the integration of the Nouveau driver. Other changes include various KDE, GNOME and LXDE desktop updates and changes, and better support for netbooks.
As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.
More details about the release, including a list of the Most Annoying Bugs, can be found in the official release announcement and changelog. openSUSE 11.3 RC2 is available to download for 32 and 64-bit x86 systems as a DVD or LiveCD image from the project's developer / get it section.
The final version of openSUSE 11.3 is scheduled to be released on July 15th. The latest stable release of openSUSE is version 11.2 from November of last year.
- openSUSE Conference 2010 call for papers, a report from The H.
- openSUSE 11.2 on the test bench, a feature from The H.