Jul 172008

It isn’t more than a month that we had openSUSE 11.0 was released to the public and we are still playing around but the team at openSUSE are already looking at the next release. Yes, openSUSE project has released the roadmap for openSUSE 11.1. I have to say there has been quite a bit of debate about the 6month schedule and from what I can see this isn’t popular with many but this I think is a good idea so the releases can have all or most of the bugs and issues found through the course is cleared.

The release will be for x86, x86-64, ppc platforms

The features or rather enhancements include,

GNOME 2.24

KDE: KDE 4.1.1 (optionally also KDE 3.5.10)

OpenOffice.org 3.0

Continued improvement in the software update stack

Linux kernel 2.6.27 (or later)

The schedule is as follows:

openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 1 – 24th July 2008

openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 2 – 21st August 2008

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1 – 18th September 2008

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 2 – 02nd October 2008

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3 – 16th October 2008

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 – 30th October 2008

openSUSE 11.1 Release Candidate1 (RC1) – 13th November 2008

openSUSE 11.1 Release Candidate2 (RC2) – 27th November 2008

openSUSE 11.1 GM Final – 4th December 2008

openSUSE 11.1 Public Release – 18th December 2008

While we can get excited, please note that these are not for production yet and playaround, report bugs and help openSUSE to be the king of Linux!!!