Oct 312008

With openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 just around the corner, lets have a quick look at the roadmap for openSUSE 11.1.

With the big issues with the Intel e1000 NIC issues causing havok all around (not caused by openSUSE as such) in openSUSE 11.1 Beta and now being resolved, the current release of openSUSE 11.1 is Beta 3 where the main change since Beta 2 are

Live CDs for x86 and GNOME and KDE
OpenOffice.org 3.0
Mono 2.0 Final
Linux with a major fix for Intel e1000e NIC card issue
CUPS 1.3.9
Amarok 2.0 beta 2
Banshee 1.3.2
GNOME 2.24

A main limitation in this beta is that KVM is broken and hence anyone who uses KVM extensively should stay away for a while!

Download openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3 from here. Remember DVD download is only available via BitTorrent. However, the Live CDs for both GNOME and KDE seems to be download lot quicker!

Ok now whats from now on…

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 – Expected any time from now on (original scheduled date is 30th November)

openSUSE 11.1 RC1 (Released Candidate 1) – 13th November 2008
with all major bugs resolved from Beta stage

openSUSE 11.1 RC2 (Release Candidate 2) – 27th November 2008

openSUSE 11.1 GM (Internal full release) – 4th December 2008
with bug fixes to the bugs considered show stoppers and Security bugs fixed

openSUSE 11.1 Public Release – 18th December 2008
…Big Day!!!! we can all get all our hands onto this colourful openSUSE 11.1.

So watch out this space….