Mar 252010

As scheduled, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 4 has been released. You may now download and beta test the version keeping in mind this is still in development and not ready yet to upgrade your existing stable version.

Prominent features include

GNOME Desktop upgraded to GNOME 2.30 RC (build 2.29.92)

With GNOME 2.30 RC, empathy becomes default IM client

KDE DEsktop upgraded to 4.4.1 with various fixes for KMail,KConsole and Plasma widgets

Improvements to LXDE desktop

Amarok upgraded to 2.0RC2

OpenOffice.Org is updated to 3.2.1 Beta1

NetworkManager upgraded to 0.8

Cups for printers updated to 1.4.2

Conntrack network filtering system added. This interacts with the Connection Tracking System which provides Stateful packet inspection for IPTables

Mono updated to 2.6.3

Samba updated to 3.5.1

Python updated to 2.6.5 RC2

LiveCDs has virtualbox guest tools

Click  to download the openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 4 build now. The next release is Milestone 5 expected on the 9th April,2010.