openSUSE 10.3 Roadmap

openSUSE 10.3 is the next release that incorporates new features from both the community and Novell internal development. The distribution will be build for the x86, x86-64 and Power PC platforms.

Major *planned* enhancements are:

* 1 CD install (network at install)
* Installation of a Linux system on HD directly from a Live-CD image
* UMTS support
* Enhance zypper
* Migration assistant instlux
* Integration of external repositories
* Dynamic update mirrors
* Edu Add-on CD (done largely by the community)
* GNOME 2.20
* KDE4 preview
* Reduction of boot time
* Reduced package dependencies, smaller minimal system

Most important dates of the schedule are:
Wed, May 16 openSUSE 10.3 Alpha4 release
Thu, Jun 14 openSUSE 10.3 Alpha5 release
Thu, Jul 19 openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6 release
Thu, Aug 9 openSUSE 10.3 Beta1 release
Thu, Aug 23 openSUSE 10.3 Beta2 release
Thu, Sep 6 openSUSE 10.3 Beta3 release
Thu, Sep 20 openSUSE 10.3 Release Candidate 1 release
Thu, Sep 27 openSUSE 10.3 Goldmaster release (internal)
Thu, Oct 4 openSUSE 10.3 public release

The detailed schedule - including internal test releases - is available at: