OpenSUSE 12.1 beta delayed
The openSUSE team has announced that the beta version scheduled for today, 22 September, "still needs some polishing" and could be delayed by up to two weeks. The developers want the extra time to improve the systemd integration. The startup management daemon, which will replace the classic sysvinit-system, is used during install and first boot and there are issues with LiveCD and initial startup. Despite the postponement of the beta, the planned release date of openSUSE 12.1 – 11 November – should not be affected.
Separately from the problems in openSUSE 12.1, Tumbleweed maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman wants to remove systemd from the repositories for the 11.4 based rolling release. Kroah-Hartman cites interdependencies on packages which are not ready for systemd, and "other interactions" which have resulted in problems for some users. This, he says, should allow the developers to spend more time getting it stable for 12.1.