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15 September 2009, 10:51

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7 released

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openSUSE.jpeg The openSUSE developers have announced the release of the seventh milestone in the development of openSUSE 11.2, code named Fichte. The seventh milestone, considered to be of “beta” quality, includes several changes and updates since the release of the previous milestone at the end of August.

The latest development release features version 2.6.31 RC9 of the Linux kernel and a choice of either GNOME 2.28 Beta 2 or KDE 4.3.1 for the desktop environment, although KDE is selected by default. New package updates and additions include 3.1.1 RC 1, Pidgin 2.6.1, Gnumeric 1.9.11, Evolution 2.27.91 and version 0.9 of the lightweight Arora web browser. The release also includes version 1.1.28 of the Wine Windows API implementation, Samba 3.4.0, Mono, version 1.0 of the KMyMoney personal finance manager and KDevelop 4.0 Beta 5. Additionally, the Zypper package manager now includes a new --download-only option for the in, up, patch, dup and ve commands.

More details about the release, including a list of the Most Annoying Bugs, can be found in the change log. openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7 is available to download for 32 and 64 bit x86 systems as a DVD or LiveCD image from the projects developer/get it section. An overview of the planned features for the final openSUSE 11.2 release can be found on the distributions own feature-tracking system, called OpenFate. The final version of openSUSE 11.2 is expected to be available in November.

As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. The developers encourage users that find any bugs in the milestone to report them on the projects Bugzilla page (Novell log-in required).

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