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12.18.08

Quick Mention: OpenSUSE 11.1 is Released

Posted in OpenSUSE at 9:39 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Sent an hour ago:

The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the release of openSUSE
11.1. The openSUSE 11.1 release includes more than 230 new
features[1], improvements to YaST, major updates to GNOME, KDE,
OpenOffice.org, and more freedom with a brand new license[2],
Liberation fonts, and openJDK. This is also the first release built
entirely in the openSUSE Build Service.

All of the Sneak Peeks for this release are available at on openSUSE
News[3]. You can also find a bevy of screenshots[4], and a list of
features[5] found in openSUSE 11.1. You can also find a lengthy list
of packages and version numbers on DistroWatch[6].

Let’s take a look at some of the specific additions in openSUSE 11.1!

On the Desktop
============================================================================

Desktop users will find a lot to like in this release. Users can
choose from the leading edge of GNOME and KDE development with GNOME
2.24.1 and KDE 4.1.3. We’ve also included KDE 3.5.10 for users who
prefer the classic KDE experience.

What’s new in GNOME 2.24.1?
============================================================================

GNOME has gotten a good set of improvements since the 11.0 release.
GNOME 2.24.1 features tabbed browsing and a new compact view in
Nautilus, improvements for Gmail users in Evolution, along with mail
templates, a new version of Ekiga, and additional improvements in
F-Spot.

This release also includes a brand-new release of the ever-popular
Banshee. Banshee 1.4 sports support for Internet radio, compilation
albums, a Now Playing window for video and audio, support for syncing
to Android phones, and many other features that make Banshee an
excellent multimedia player for the Linux desktop.

What’s new in KDE 4.1.3?
============================================================================

KDE 4 has a huge number of improvements since openSUSE 11.0. In this
release you’ll find the KDE-PIM suite back in KDE 4, new games, the
KSCD CD player, KSystemLog to keep track of system changes,
improvements to Dolphin, Konqueror, and Marble integration with
OpenStreetMap. KDE has now standardized on PackageKit for its
backend, which means both desktops are using the same update stack.

The openSUSE KDE team has also backported some key features from KDE
4.2, including compositing features for KWin to provide more desktop
effects, and auto-hiding of the panel, and power management thanks to
PowerDevil.

Classic KDE
============================================================================

If you’re not quite ready to make the transition to KDE 4, relax.
openSUSE 11.1 includes KDE 3.5.10 for the “classic” KDE experience.
Simply install openSUSE 11.1 from the DVD media and choose KDE 3.5.10
from the selection of other window managers in the desktop selection
screen.

OpenOffice.org
============================================================================

This release includes OpenOffice.org 3.0, which features many
improvements over the 2.4 release found in openSUSE 11.0.
OpenOffice.org 3.0 Novell edition provides better Excel
interoperability, performance enhancements, 3D slide transitions, and
other features not found in upstream OpenOffice.org.

This release also includes support for ODF 1.2, import filters for
OOXML, Gstreamer and Mono integration, and a lot more. For
developers, this is the first release that includes the split build,
making it easier to work on components of OpenOffice.org and get
involved in its development.

Under the Hood
============================================================================

openSUSE 11.1 also includes several changes “under the hood,”
including a new kernel release, updated Glibc, new version of
PackageKit, Smolt integration, and many other updated applications
and utilities:

* Linux 2.6.27.7

* Glibc 2.9

* Python 2.6

* Perl 5.10

* Mono 2.0

YaST Improvements
============================================================================

The YaST team has been busy with this release, working on a number of
improvements including new and re-written modules. openSUSE 11.1
includes a new printer module, redesigned partitioner module, and a
security module that allows you to check the overall security of your
system.

Media and Download
============================================================================

openSUSE is now available for immediate download[7]. openSUSE 11.1
comes
with many choices of installation media.

* openSUSE 11.1 DVD 32-bit

* openSUSE 11.1 DVD 64-bit

* openSUSE 11.1 DVD PowerPC

* openSUSE 11.1 GNOME 32-bit Live CD

* openSUSE 11.1 KDE 4 32-bit Live CD

* openSUSE 11.1 GNOME 64-bit Live CD

* openSUSE 11.1 KDE 4 64-bit Live CD

You can also purchase a retail box[8] with openSUSE 11.1 that includes
90-day installation support, physical media, and a printed Getting
Started guide.

Communicate
============================================================================

We want to hear from you! The openSUSE Project has many channels of
communication[9]:

* Official openSUSE Forums: forums.opensuse.org[10].

* Mailing Lists: The openSUSE mailing lists[11].

* IRC: #opensuse[12] on irc.freenode.net and and other channels[13].

* Jabber, Usenet, and more[9].

To keep up to date with openSUSE, be sure to keep an eye on openSUSE
News[14] and watch Planet SUSE[15] for blog posts from the openSUSE
community.

Want to help the openSUSE Project? To get involved with openSUSE see
the How to Participate[16] page on the openSUSE wiki. We can use lots
of different skills[17] to help the project, so feel free to jump in!

Thanks!
============================================================================

openSUSE 11.1 represents the combined effort of thousands of
developers who participate in openSUSE and upstream projects shipped
in openSUSE. The contributors, inside and outside the openSUSE
Project, should be proud of this release, and they deserve a
major “thank you” for all of the hard work and care that have gone
into 11.1. We hope that openSUSE 11.1 is the best openSUSE
release yet, and that it will help to encourage the use of Linux
everywhere!
We hope that you _have a lot of fun_ while you use openSUSE 11.1, and
we look forward to working with you on 11.2!

[1]: http://en.opensuse.org/Testing:Features_11.1

[2]: http://en.opensuse.org/EULA

[3]: http://news.opensuse.org/category/sneak-peeks/

[4]: http://en.opensuse.org/Screenshots/openSUSE_11.1

[5]: http://en.opensuse.org/Featurelist_11.1

[6]: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=suse

[7]: http://software.opensuse.org/

[8]: http://en.opensuse.org/Buy_openSUSE

[9]: http://en.opensuse.org/Communicate

[10]: http://forums.opensuse.org/

[11]: http://en.opensuse.org/Communicate/Mailinglists

[12]: irc://irc.freenode.net/opensuse

[13]: http://en.opensuse.org/Communicate/IRC

[14]: http://news.opensuse.org/

[15]: http://www.planetsuse.org/

[16]: http://en.opensuse.org/How_to_Participate

[17]:

http://en.opensuse.org/How_to_Participate#What_skills_are_necessary

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15 Comments

  1. Diamond Wakizashi said,

    December 18, 2008 at 10:52 am

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    Novell has excreted another nasty little pile of anti-open source.

    “more freedom with a brand new license”

    Did Microsoft give them permission to change the license?

    “OpenOffice.org 3.0 Novell edition”

    Disgusting! They even brag about infecting OpenOffice with Mono and OOXML.

  2. Anon said,

    December 19, 2008 at 1:22 am

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    Roy, a weak moment or did you take the medicine? :-)

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 19, 2008 at 4:19 am

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    No, see this.

  4. Tobias said,

    December 19, 2008 at 4:32 am

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    “With version 11.1, the OpenSuse team has created a pleasing system in almost every respect, which in particular scores highly for its huge range of available software and ease of use.”
    http://www.heise-online.co.uk/open/OpenSuse-11-1-a-new-broom–/features/112284

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 19, 2008 at 4:37 am

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    Heise is biased. It has always been pro-SUSE because it’s German.

  6. Tobias said,

    December 19, 2008 at 5:10 am

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    Heise is biased. It has always been pro-SUSE because it’s German.

    Very cheap and mean reply. Because you couldn’t say anything against their rep as a diligent IT-mag (the most diligent IMHO), you accuse them of nationalist chauvinism. Will we see a picture of Hitler in your next Anti-Novell article? Oh, sorry, we’ve already seen the swastika…

    You are a real disgrace. Not only to the community but to the whole of mankind.

  7. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 19, 2008 at 5:14 am

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    No, Heise covers a lot of OpenSUSE because it suits the readership.

    I never used a swastika by the way..

  8. Tobias said,

    December 19, 2008 at 5:26 am

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    I never used a swastika by the way..

    I’ll only say this:

    “I need to draw some more blood”

  9. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 19, 2008 at 5:32 am

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    Red cross is not a swastika.

    http://www.redcross.org/

  10. Tobias said,

    December 19, 2008 at 5:59 am

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    The Red Cross is not worn as an armelt – the way you used it it looks like the infamous swastika armband. Don’t tell me that’s an accident; we know you too well for that…

  11. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 19, 2008 at 6:13 am

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    That’ bollox.

    http://www.joesarmynavyonline.com/servlet/Detail?no=5836

  12. Tobias said,

    December 19, 2008 at 6:27 am

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    You know what it looks like, I know what it looks like. You are just trying to wriggle your way out of it, in your usual slimy fashion, Wormtongue.

  13. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 19, 2008 at 6:38 am

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    No, the only one who thought that was “eet” and I notice your E-mail addresses are similar (@gmx.de). You’re both using anonymouse.org as well. Are you the same person?

  14. Dan O'Brian said,

    December 19, 2008 at 9:03 am

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    “eet” must be gmx.de’s only customer, is that what you are suggesting Roy?

  15. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 19, 2008 at 9:05 am

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    No, Dan. You’re too new to this site to know the history of eet.

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