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Do-No-Evil Saturday - Part III: Technical News for OpenSUSE, Mono and SUSE Enterprise Linux

As expected, there has not been much technical progress in the past week. Everyone was enjoying the break. Here are a some pointers to the very few developments worth listing.

OpenSUSE



OpenSUSE gets praised in the following blog post.

‘openSUSE’ is a rock-hard, versatile Linux based operating system and is the most admired free software distribution. Recently, openSUSE developers released the distro’s most modern 10.3 for GNOME and KDE environments. The current release comes with two live CDs and an install-only DVD. openSUSE 10.3 also offers an extra CD that includes Real Player, Opera Web browser and Acrobat PDF Reader. The live versions are carbon copies of install-only CDs and except few oddity, they seem set to rub out the older versions shortly.


OpenSUSE's news site published a profile for Rajko Matovic and Marcus Meissner.

As a Christmas gift we present you Marcus Meissner - the teamlead of the SUSE Security Team, Wine and gPhoto coder and also packager. Keep reading!


Here is a bunch of new technical documentation pages. They received some attention in the wires.



Mono



If Mono is your type of thing, say hello to 1.2.5.1.

In part because of MoMA, the Mono analyzer, there were 1,907 new methods implemented in this release, System.Data is 99% compatible with .NET 2.0, and about 150 bugs were fixed in System.Windows.Forms alone.


SLED/SLED



SLES|D 9 Service Pack 4 was made available about a week ago. There is still some fairly long-term support.

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