openSUSE 11.0 Alpha0

"We'd like to kick start the development of openSUSE 11.0 in releasing the current state of Factory as Alpha0 release."

openSUSE KDE/GNOME Packaging Day

The GNOME and KDE teams have teamed up to provide two packaging days, from November 30th until December 1st (from any timezone to any timezone). It will take place on IRC in the #opensuse-buildservice channel.

YaST Survey Finished

The YaST survey has now been closed. More than 11,000 individuals participated in it, a PDF of the results is now available.

Announcing the First openSUSE Board

The openSUSE board has been setup to lead the overall project. The board will: act as a central point of contact, help resolve conflicts, communicate community interests to Novell, facilitate communication with all areas of the community, and facilitate decision making processes where needed.

openSUSE 10.3 Live version available

From today on the live version of openSUSE 10.3 is available as GNOME or KDE Live CD. Both contain the same software as the 1 CD installation versions from launch time - just as live system.

YaST Tools for Creating Installation Media and Appliances

The casual reader of knows that openSUSE 10.3 contains a YaST tool for creating images using KIWI. However, it is not that known fact that openSUSE 10.3 contains much more tools to manipulate RPM-based software and wrap it into a numerous ways for delivery, from a simple repository to a complete appliance creation. The picture below describes how the tools fit together.

OpenSUSE on PS3

Sony has created kernel patches specific for the PS3 in Linux Kernel 2.6.22, as well as maintaining the GNU toolchain (gcc, binutils etc).

openSUSE 10.3 Released

Novell today announced the availability of openSUSE 10.3, the newest version of the award-winning community Linux distribution. Available for free download or in a convenient packaged retail edition, openSUSE 10.3 provides everything a user needs to get started with Linux. To improve the user experience, openSUSE 10.3 includes a flexible Linux-Windows dual-boot configuration, improved user interface, Microsoft Office file compatibility with the latest office productivity suite, and enhanced multimedia support.