openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2 Released

The second alpha version of openSUSE 11.0 was launched and it is available for download and testing. Althoughit is just a development release, this version comes packed with some important improvements.

Here are the most essential changes since the Alpha 1:

  • KDE 4.0.1 replaced KDE 3.5.8 as the default K Desktop Environment;
  • GNOME 2.21.90 was integrated in this release;
  • The installer was greatly improved;
  • Live CDs for both GNOME and KDE are now available;
  • The CD editions support German as an additional language;
  • The DVD editions contain only OSS software;
  • Linux 2.6.24;
  • OpenOffice.org 2.4 Beta;
  • Alsa 1.0.16 RC2;
  • D-Bus 1.2 RC2;
  • X.org 1.4.1 Pre.


The developers have found some bugs, which are not yet fixed. Here is a short list with the most annoying ones:

  1. Progress dialog “Loading the Package Manager…” blocks the installation-update proposal. Although you can accept the proposal by clicking on the “Accept” button, you can’t see the proposed data/values.
  2. KDE3 autostart applications may crash on KDE4 startup;
  3. Mono apps do not work on the GNOME LiveCD;
  4. Missing graphical menu on Live-CD;
  5. Popups during the installation behave sporadically.

Remember that this is an alpha release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only. Please report bugs to the openSUSE Bug Tracker

openSUSE 11.0 release schedule:

  • 6 December 2007: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 0
  • 17 January 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 1
  • 7 February 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2
  • 18 March 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3
  • 17 April 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1
  • 2 May 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
  • 13 May 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
  • 29 May 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Release Candidate 1
  • 12 June 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Goldmaster release (internal)
  • 19 June 2008: openSUSE 11.0 Public release

Download : Software.openSUSE.org

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