openSUSE Linux Changelog

New in version 42.1 Milestone 1

July 24th, 2015
  • The milestone was moving forward with a 3 series Linux Kernel, but the Long-Term Support 4.1 Kernel, which enhances EXT4 file-system encryption and power improvements for both ARM and x86 devices, was needed for the release of the first milestone. The new Kernel was practically flawless when added to the next build, which had some minor errors.

New in version 13.2 (November 4th, 2014)

  • Innovative:
  • Built around the most innovative technologies Linux has to offer: Snapper to take the most from snapshots capability of the powerful Btrfs filesystem offered as default option, Wicked to bring light to network configuration, Dracut to ensure shorter boot times… For users asking for even more innovation Plasma 5.1, the next generation workspace by KDE, is also available as a technical preview.
  • Polished:
  • This version presents the first step to adopt the new openSUSE design guidelines system-wide. The graphical revamp is noticeable everywhere: the installer, the bootloader, the boot sequence and all of the (seven!) supported desktops (KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, Enlightenment 19, Mate and Awesome). Even the experimental Plasma 5.1 is adapted to the overall experience.
  • Easy:
  • The new openSUSE 13.2 installer comes with several changes targeted to make the installation process easier and more welcoming to new users. Those changes include a new and more straightforward installation work flow, better and smarter automatic proposals, less cluttered configuration options and a brand new layout for the user interface. In addition, several tools are included to easy the administration of any system like the Profile Management Tools for AppArmor or the YaST module for Snapper, just to name a few.
  • KDE:
  • KDE 4.14, dedicated to the memory of Volker Lanz, provides a familiar look, feel and functionality with the rock-solid stability of the latest version of the long-term support Plasma Workspace (4.11.12) and the applications from latest Software Compilation (4.14.2). The KDE Telepathy stack offers features as off-the-record (OTR) encryption for instant messaging, multi-protocol support and a set of applets for the Plasma Workspace. KDE applications requiring multimedia are now based on the 1.0 version of the GStreamer multimedia framework, allowing a noticeable reduction in dependencies.
  • GNOME:
  • GNOME 3.14 includes greatly improved support for HiDPI screens and MultiTouch input devices, including gestures support. Network and geolocation capabilities has been also dramaticaly improved, as well as Wayland integration. All GNOME applications have received a lot of new features and improvement. In addition, this is the first release of openSUSE including GNOME Software, the ‘AppStore’ for the GNOME Desktop, nicely integrated with default openSUSE package management system.
  • Virtualization:
  • In addition to Linux Containers 1.0.6 and the full virtualization solutions traditionally provided by openSUSE (with QEMU 2.1 and VirtualBox 4.3.18), this release also includes Docker 1.2 which, together with the availability of openSUSE 13.2 images at Docker Hub, makes openSUSE a perfect base system to distribute applications.
  • Improved YaST:
  • Several parts of YaST have been improved and cleaned up after the automatic conversion from YCP language to Ruby shipped with 13.1. Compared to that version, the new YaST is faster, more stable and better integrated with systemd, Btrfs and the other cutting edge technologies included in openSUSE 13.2. The new installation work flow allows to run the whole configuration phase and skip the final step, getting a complete reusable AutoYaST profile instead of an installed system.
  • IDEs and tooling:
  • This release offers the latest version of the fully featured IDE KDevelop (4.7.0), the last of the versions based on the 4.x KDE development platform. In addition to C++, there are plugins available which extend its support for additional languages such as PHP or Python. In addition, most recent version of several other popular IDEs are shipped, like Anjuta 3.14 and two flavors of Qt Creator 3.2.1 (for Qt4 and Qt5).
  • Languages and Libraries:
  • KDE Frameworks 5, a series of development libraries on top of Qt 5 made by KDE, is present in its latest stable release (5.3.0). The libraries co-exist with the existing 4.x variants, allowing development of KF5-based applications within a stable 4.x based workspace. In the land of dynamic languages, Ruby packaging is now even easier. Need JRuby? Want Rubinius? No problem. We can do it. Not only Ruby has been updated (2.1.3), but also Python (2.7.8 and 3.4.1), PHP (5.6.1), Perl (5.20) and many others.

New in version 13.2 RC1 (October 9th, 2014)

  • This release includes GNOME 3.14, which brings new animations, better handling of WiFi hotspots, improvements in some applications like Weather and Photos and much more. Another highlight is the brand new Firefox 32, with new HTTP cache for improved performance and public key pinning support. Updates to KDE (from version 4.14.0 to 4.14.1) and Plymouth (from 0.8.8 to 0.9.0) should also help to boost stability and to smooth the end user experience.

New in version 13.2 Milestone 0 (March 19th, 2014)

  • The btrfs filesystem is default (and comes with btrfsprogs 3.12), as is the wicked network management tool and the dracut initrd replacement
  • YaST sports a new look and its Qt front-end is ported to Qt5
  • Zypper is at the 1.10.x branch for the next release, introducing a number of bug fixes and minor improvements
  • KDE Frameworks 5 packages are included, as well as the latest Application and Platform releases in the 4.x series
  • Our infrastructure is updated: rpm 4.11.2 introduces weak dependencies, PackageKit 0.8.16 comes with a new appdata format and there are binutils .24, Bluez 5.15, systemd 210, pulseaudio at 5.0 and the latest 3.14RC kernel
  • In the graphics area we now have packages for wayland 1.4, freetype 2.5.2 (changing font weights) and Mesa 10.1
  • Cloud and databases bring xen 4.4, virtualbox 4.3.8 and postgresql 9.3.
  • For developers we’ve included GCC 4.9 (default still 4.8.2), make 4.0, llvm 3.4, cmake 3.0(rc), gdb 7.7, git 1.9.0 and subversion 1.8.8
  • In the language area, we’ve now got ruby 2.1, php5 5.5.9 and python 2.7.6 and 3.4.0(rc)

New in version 13.1 (November 19th, 2013)

  • Stabilized:
  • Much effort was put in testing openSUSE 13.1, with improvements to our automated openQA testing tool, a global bug fixing hackathon and more. The btrfs file system has received a serious workout and while not default, is considered stable for everyday usage. This release has been selected for Evergreen maintenance extending its life cycle to 3 years.
  • Networked:
  • This release introduces the latest OpenStack Havana with almost 400 new features. Web server admins will appreciate the latest Apache, MySQL and MariaDB updates. Web developers benefit from an updated Ruby 2.0 on Rails 4 with improvements from core classes to better caching in the Rails framework and the latest php 5.4.2 comes with a build-in testing server. End users can now mount Amazon s3 buckets as local file system and use much improved Samba 4.1 with better windows domains support.
  • Evolved:
  • openSUSE moves forward with AArch64, making openSUSE ready for development on the upcoming generation of 64bit ARM devices. 32bit ARM support has been heavily improved and a special Raspberry Pi build for openSUSE is available. This release also delivers GCC 4.8 with new error reporting abilities, the latest glibc supporting AArch64, C11 and Intel TSX Lock Elision, the new SDL2 and Qt 5.1, bringing QML and C++11 features to developers..
  • Polished:
  • openSUSE 13.1 comes with much improved font hinting thanks to the new font engine in Freetype 2.5. YaST has been ported to Ruby, opening contribution up to a large number of skilled developers. In this release, ActiveDoc replaces doc.opensuse.org and the majority of packaged documents in openSUSE, lowering the barrier to contribution.
  • Faster:
  • New is accelerated video with VDPAU support in MESA and an optimized version of glibc for 32bit systems. Linux 3.11 includes work on ‘page reclaim’, maintaining performance during disk operations.
  • Feature-full:
  • Desktop users will appreciate the Android devices integration in the KDE file manager, in the shell and in music player Amarok. Artists have to try out the new Krita improvements with textured painting, greyscale masks & selections and more. GNOME Shell introduces a redesign of the system status bar and Header Bars in many applications, making better use of screen space. Enlightenment now also has an openSUSE theme.
  • Innovative:
  • This release comes with a number of experimental technologies to try out. This includes preliminary Wayland support with Weston compositor in GNOME Shell and KDE Plasma Desktop as well as improved support for Ultra high-resolution in applications and shells. New is also the LightDM KDE greeter and a plasma NetworkManagement applet for testing.

New in version 13.1 RC2 (October 31st, 2013)

  • systemd was updated to version 208
  • Shim should now work which means the secure boot is possible
  • Plasma-nm no longer replaces the knetworkmanager
  • Calibre is now fully operational
  • kernel was updated with more fixes and one speedy improvement everyone could read about on phoronix (the radeon/nouveau timer improvements)
  • In the area of virtualization the xen and libvirt packages were updated
  • A lot of migration issues were fixed so zypper dup from older release will go smoother
  • Apper should no longer choke on multiple license agreements
  • YaST parts were updated fixing bunch of installer bugs
  • XFCE can now properly suspend
  • e17 artwork was openSUSEfied (yay!)
  • Akonadi should better handle PostgreSQL as backend
  • Our vlc version was updated to 2.1 which is the latest and coolest provided
  • Translations updates

New in version 13.1 RC1 (October 11th, 2013)

  • KDE-4.11.2
  • Gnome-3.10
  • Kernel-3.11.3 + load of btrfs fixes thanks to feedback from beta
  • snapper-0.1.7 (btrfs!)
  • nginx – finaly built properly
  • bluez5 – pulseaudio/gnome/kde integration to provide bluez5 is finally in place
  • plasma-nm – alternative gui for networkmanager in KDE was adjusted and now provides some sane usability
  • Tons of bugs fixed and closed
  • zypper dup from 12.3 should now not render the system unable to log in…

New in version 13.1 Beta 1 (September 19th, 2013)

  • kernel 3.11.1
  • llvm/clang 3.3
  • Mesa 9.2.0
  • systemd 207
  • php5 5.4.19
  • tcl 8.6
  • bluez 5
  • wine 1.7
  • samba 4.1
  • KDE SC 4.11.1 and GNOME 3.9.91
  • apache2 2.4.6
  • texlive 2013
  • vim 7.4
  • Amarok 2.8

New in version 13.1 Milestone 2 (June 14th, 2013)

  • livecds using overlayfs now with persistent hybrid support
  • automake 1.12.1->1.13.2
  • boost 1.49.0->1.53.0
  • util-linux 2.21.2->2.23.1
  • evolution 3.8.1->3.9.1
  • gtk3 3.8.1->3.9.0
  • icu 50.1.2->51.2
  • iproute2 3.7.0->3.9.0
  • kernel 3.9.0->3.10.rc4
  • libreoffice 4.0.2.2.1->4.0.3.3.2
  • MozillaFirefox 20.0->21.0
  • pulseaudio 3.0->4.0
  • qemu 1.4.0->1.5.0

New in version 13.1 Milestone 1 (May 17th, 2013)

  • GNOME 3.6 > 3.8.1
  • apache2 2.2.22 > 2.4.3
  • digikam 3.0.0 > 3.1.0
  • giflib 4.1.6 > 5.0.3
  • icecream 0.9.7 > 1.0.0
  • kernel 3.7.10 > 3.9.0
  • libreoffice 3.6.3.2.4 > 4.0.2.2.1
  • ocaml 3.12.1 > 4.00.1
  • qemu 1.3.0 > 1.4.0
  • qt-creator 2.6.2 > 2.7.0
  • ruby 1.9.3 > 2.0
  • systemd 195 > 202
  • wpa_supplicant 1.1 > 2.0
  • xorg-x11-server 1.13.2 > 1.14.1

New in version 12.3 (March 13th, 2013)

  • Finishing touches:
  • openSUSE 12.3 finishes the integration of systemd and delivers a better system log experience with journald. Reliable graphical package management tools and a new theme bring a consistent experience from boot to desktop. The 1GB live images are now optimized for USB sticks and the ARM team has stable openSUSE 12.3 ARM v7 and experimental ARM 64bit images ready for this exciting architecture.
  • Polishing up:
  • The latest desktops bring additional polish with much faster metadata handling, a new print manager and improved bluetooth integration in KDE’s Plasma Desktop and improved notifications, better file management and account integration for Exchange and Windows Live in GNOME Shell.
  • New Features:
  • 12.3 brings new technologies to users with the inclusion of PostgreSQL 9.2 which comes with native JSON support (noSQL style). We’ve moved over from MySQL to MariaDB as default. This is the first openSUSE release with a complete OpenStack “Folsom” for cloud fans and this release debuts the E17 desktop and the Sawfish and awesome window managers.
  • Moving forward:
  • openSUSE moves forward with the inclusion of updated applications. DigiKam 3.0 comes with much expanded abilities for batch processing of images and new and improved filters & plugins; the major PIM applications received updates with Evolution now having an automatically updated search folder and spell checking all over while Kontact’s quick filter searches the full mail bodies and has an improved composer. Development tools like KDevelop, monodevelop and valgrind got preliminairy Android support; Development libraries like GTK3 and KDE Development Platform are included with new releases. This release also brings proper UEFI support for x86_64 hardware and experimental support for Secure Boot enabled hardware.

New in version 12.3 RC2 (February 28th, 2013)

  • amavisd-new 2.7.2->2.8.0
  • digikam 2.9.95->3.0.0
  • gnome-shell 3.6.2->3.6.3
  • gnutls 3.0.26->3.0.28
  • kernel-default 3.7.6->3.7.9
  • kiwi 5.04.37->5.04.53
  • libcdio 0.83.git->0.90
  • libdrm 2.4.41->2.4.42
  • mariadb 5.5.28a->5.5.29
  • MozillaFirefox 18.0.1->19.0
  • MozillaThunderbird 17.0.2->17.0.3
  • openssl 1.0.1c->1.0.1e
  • postfix 2.9.5->2.9.6
  • pulseaudio 2.1->3.0
  • release-notes-openSUSE 12.3.1->12.3.3
  • seamonkey 2.15.1->2.16
  • sysconfig 0.80.4->0.80.5
  • wine 1.5.22->1.5.23

New in version 12.3 Beta 1 (January 17th, 2013)

  • Desktops and apps:
  • The Beta comes with 4.10 RC2 of KDE’s workspaces and applications. KDE has announced a third RC due to some late changes and this version is part of a testing sprint organized by the KDE Quality team. openSUSE KDE packagers have build a special live Image to test this release but we urge you to get the Beta packages from software.opensuse.org as they are of course newer.
  • File manager Thunar (well known to XFCE users as it is the default file manager there) introduces tab support, improved bookmark handling (including easily adding remote bookmarks), improved UI and a check for free space before copying starts. There have also been extensive performance improvements.
  • Another filemanager part of this release is PCMan, part of the LXDE lightweight desktop. The 1.1 release brings some UI improvements like disabling items which cannot act (like ‘copy’ on selected items) in the menu and toolbar, the option to ‘treat backup files as hidden’, the ability to change the colums in the Detailed List View and search engine support. Underlying improvements were made to stability and performance, as well as bringing new support for unmounting removable media without ejecting them and some other small changes.
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  • In the browser area, the latest Firefox 18 is part of this release as well, bringing better performance and scaling of web content to openSUSE 12.3.
  • Platform:
  • This version brings us up to kernel 3.7.1, bringing a bunch of fixes and new features over the 3.4 release in openSUSE 12.2. New and improved features include:
  • support for metadata checksums and improved quota support in Ext4
  • I/O failure statistics, subvolume quotas, quota groups, snapshot diffs, faster fsync and the ability to disable copy-on-write on a per-file base in btrfs
  • userspace probes for performance profiling with tools like Systemtap or perf and a new “perf trace” tool modeled after strace.
  • Many improvements to networking. The TCP protocol performance work with support for the TCP “Fast Open” mode for both clients and servers and TCP Early Retransmit (RFC 5827) as well as inclusion of the a “TCP small queues” feature and a new network queue management algorithm designed to fight bufferbloat. Other low-level protocol enhancements include support for checkpointing and restoring TCP connections and a new tunneling protocol that allows to transfer Layer 2 Ethernet packets over UDP. New is experimental SMBv2 protocol support as well as stable NFS 4.1 and parallel NFS support and the ability to have safe swapping over NFS/NBD.
  • The kernel now allows for Android-style opportunistic suspend and has support for suspending to disk and memory at the same time which prevents these “yup, ran out of battery so now you lost data” annoyances with suspend-to-ram.
  • In the security area we see added support for signed kernel modules, the Intel “supervisor mode access prevention” (SMAP) security feature, VFIO, which allows safe access from guest drivers to bare-metal host devices and a sandboxing mechanism that allows to filters syscalls.
  • Other improvements include the ability to do SCSI over Firewire and USB, support for the PCIe D3cold power state; and the usual huge number of new and improved drivers.
  • LLVM, which was extensively described for Milestone 2, is updated to the final 3.2 release.
  • Other larger changes in this version unclude an update of gdb to 7.5 and postgresql got updated to version 9.2.
  • LibreOffice 3.6.x will be what ships with openSUSE 12.3 as we’d like to ensure availability of a dependable and a stable set of office tools for everyone, but 4.0 packages will be available and openSUSE 12.3 contains all the required dependencies for users to build 4.0 themselves if they like.
  • Distribution:
  • libzypp 12.6 got further improvements and bugfixes, while some more work in the package management area is coming for RC1 including an update to PackageKit and a solution to the PackageKit-blocking-zypper issues.
  • Note: as part of the SuSEconfig removal work, permissions now applies changes following installation or upgrade, to ensure new permissions are effective regardless of package installation order.

New in version 12.3 Milestone 1 (November 8th, 2012)

  • Switched to libpng 1.5
  • binutils 2.23 (previous was 2.22)
  • gcc has been updated to 4.7.2 release
  • We are now shipping bison 2.6 and flex 2.5.37
  • Python 3.3 is now shipped (up from 3.2)
  • Mesa 9.
  • xf86-video-ati 6.98.1 (CHANGES??)
  • xf86-video-intel 2.20.12
  • We are now shipping the stable 3.6.3 kernel

New in version 12.3 Milestone 0 (October 3rd, 2012)

  • KDE is updated to 4.9.1 release
  • Glibc is updated to 2.16 release
  • Kernel is updated to 3.6.0-rc7
  • X.org updated to 1.13 release
  • All X.org video drivers are updated to latest stable release (or snapshot).
  • Mesa updated to upcoming v9 snapshot.
  • DRM libraries updated to 2.4.33 release
  • Qt updated to 4.8.2 release.
  • Emacs updated to 24.2 release.
  • OpenJDK updated to 1.7.0.6 release
  • Banshee media player is updated to 2.5.1 release.
  • zsh is updated to 5.0 release
  • SourceCodePro font from Adobe is now available among other new font packages.
  • Support for OPUS codec added via libopus
  • jpeg-turbo is now the default jpegv8 implementation, jpegv6 is dropped.

New in version 11.4 Milestone 6 (January 31st, 2011)

  • M6 sees the completed removal of the HAL hardware abstraction layer, to be replaced with the more up-to-date and actively maintained udev, udisks and upower suite. HAL was already scheduled for removal in 11.3, but it was retained while the last few software packages which depend on it were ported to udev and company.
  • Branding and artwork has had a lot of attention, with the addition of the final wallpapers, splash screens and branding for 11.4. The default wallpaper is called Celadon Stripes, taking its inspiration from the color codename for this release.
  • New software added in Milestone 6 includes the WebYaST stack. WebYaST is the web-based admin tool developed for SLES, now available for openSUSE. Professional sysadmins and those who just like to comfortably administer their openSUSE servers will appreciate WebYaST. Also on the server side, the latest versions of the Horde groupware suite are now in openSUSE.
  • Software updates this milestone include the update of XOrg to 7.6, VirtualBox 4.0.2, GnuCash 2.4, and Scribus 1.3.9. A lively discussion on the opensuse-factory list about whether to include the stable Firefox 3.6.13 or a Firefox 4 beta centered around the limited availability of popular extensions for version 4 versus the short upstream maintenance period of Firefox 3 releases. As this article was published, the discussion was leaning towards taking a Firefox 4 beta and online-updating it to the final release when it becomes available.
  • Updates are flowing thick and fast to the KDE workspace and applications. KDE 4.6RC2 is on M6, and will be updated to 4.6.0 final for the first Release Candidate. The accompanying flurry of application releases include Amarok 2.4.0, Digikam 1.8.0, KOffice 2.3.1, k3b 2.0.2, KDevelop 4.2, KMyMoney 4.5, Rekonq 0.6 and BlueDevil 1.0.1. Fans of the Oxygen style will also see it in GTK applications, thanks to the native port of Oxygen to a GTK style in the form of the oxygen-gtk package .
  • As the GNOME project prepares for GNOME 3, the focus at openSUSE is on stabilisation and polish to GNOME 2.32. Bugfixes to PulseAudio, GDM and gnome-main-menu will ensure that 11.4 brings incremental refinement to GNOME users. Clutter 1.5 is included to support the latest available preview of gnome-shell, and the gramps genealogy tool is added in version 3.2.5. The GNOME team is preparing an 11.4-based Live CD that will include GNOME 3 when it is released in March.
  • The XFCE desktop is updated thanks to the hard work of the community to version 4.8, bringing with it network transparent file management, a rewritten panel, menus editable with Alacarte, and improved packaging and installation selections for openSUSE.

New in version 11.3 Milestone 5 (April 14th, 2010)

  • Update to Perl 5.12 (release notes)
  • Update to parted 2.2; M5 has a complete toolkit for supporting 4K phyisical sector disks. (openSUSE-factory list)
  • KMS integration for Intel and Nvidia (via nouveau driver) graphics, and the ability to disable it. (bugzilla 591400)
  • Update to PackageKit 0.6.2, requiring revisions to KPackageKit (openSUSE-factory list)
  • Added librcd and librcc, which provide on-the-fly language translation/detection, from the RusXMMS project. (openSUSE-factory list)
  • Added xdiskusage, a visual disk-space analyzer. (openSUSE-factory list)
  • A bug in OpenOffice.org that caused crashes when copying spreadsheet cells has been resolved. (bugzilla 588957)
  • Access to the official SUSE manuals has been improved. (bugzilla 586682)
  • Documentation has been corrected for the smbfs to cifs changes. (bugzilla 561993, bugzilla 578621)
  • The installation slideshow now talks about version 11.3 instead of 11.2. (bugzilla 588396)
  • Lithuanian keyboard layout added. (bugzilla 569554)
  • Encrypted swap volumes no longer need to be formatted during install; YaST will prompt for LUKS volume passwords. (bugzilla 581341)
  • A locking issue with reiserfs has been resolved and no longer prevents installs. (bugzilla 591807)
  • An M4 annoyance with udev init scripts has been fixed. (bugzilla 592445)
  • System Administrators:
  • ssh now shows a visual fingerprint on all relevant activities, and the .ssh/known_hosts file is hashed for increased security. (openSUSE-factory list)
  • cron has been replaced by cronie, which ships as cron-1.4.4 (openSUSE-factory list)
  • pam_mount updated to the latest stable version (1.2.4, libHX 2.7). (openFATE 305351, bugzilla 438457)
  • KVM/qemu SDL windows no longer freeze. (bugzilla 586260)
  • Developers/Packagers:
  • Update to rpm 4.8.0 (release notes)
  • Update to zypper 1.4.1 resolves issues with ‘zypper ref’ and ‘zypper up’. (bugzilla 586979, bugzilla 591760)
  • Update to NetBeans 6.8 in Java:packages. (bugzilla 593600)
  • rpmlint properly finds RPM_BUILD_ROOT again. (bugzilla 584952)
  • Multimedia Authors:
  • The JACK team is coordinating with openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Debian, among others, to upgrade to jack 1.9.5 (JACK2) during the spring/summer release cycle. (openSUSE-factory list)
  • lilypond is now in multimedia:apps, to support rosegarden4. (openSUSE-factory list)
  • GUI Users:
  • Update to X11 7.5 & xorg-server to 1.8.0. (openFATE 306903, bugzilla 586157, bugzilla 586350, bugzilla 587514, bugzilla 576481, bugzilla 593878)
  • Added nouveau driver for Nvidia graphics. (openFATE 307588)
  • VMWare mouse drivers are functioning again. (bugzilla 574857, bugzilla 592193)
  • Update to gutenprint 5.2.4 with support for many new printer models. (openFATE 309091)
  • An hplip update resolves deprecation issues related to udev. (bugzilla 577035)
  • Update to PCManFM’s (a lightweight file manager) libfm-0.1.9beta resolves some file access issues. (bugzilla 591731)
  • xscreensaver-recommended only installs a recommended subset of screensavers, and is selected by default instead of xscreensaver-extras. (openFATE 308474)
  • iwl3945 (an Intel Wireless LAN driver) no longer needs to be reloaded after NetworkManager startup. (bugzilla 586711)
  • Gnome 2.30 ’About Me’ no longer looses information. (bugzilla 588172)
  • gnome-keyring works properly under LXDE. (bugzilla 580043)
  • Update to gnuplot 4.4. (bugzilla 592563)
  • Update to seamonkey 2.0.4. (bugzilla 592587)
  • Mobile Users:
  • Update to pm-utils to 1.3.0; power management utilities now use udisks/upower and have no dependencies on HAL; video quirks are included. (openSUSE-factory list)
  • NetworkManager has support for PEAP with Generic Token Card (PEAP-GTC). (openFATE 309158)
  • Uacklight controls are working in MacBooks with Intel graphics. (bugzilla 581474)
  • Gamers:
  • Added Dungeon Crawl (a nethack clone) to the Games repository. (openSUSE-factory list)

New in version 11.3 Milestone 4 (March 26th, 2010)

  • KDE has been updated to version 4.4.1 the most important changes:
  • A performance problem in KMail when sending emails has been fixed
  • Various fixes in Plasma widgets and other addons, such as the analog clock and the picture frame
  • A number of fixes in Konsole, KDE’s powerful terminal application
  • Amarok is now at version 2.3, “Areas such as podcast support and saved playlists have seen huge improvements, as has the support for USB mass storage devices (including generic MP3 players)”.
  • k3b is updated to 2.0 RC2
  • GNOME has been updated to the GNOME 2.30 release candidate (2.29.92)
  • With the next milestone, empathy will be the default IM client for GNOME. Empathy supports now sending files via drag & drop and the IRC module now includes support for common IRC commands such as /join.
  • Tomboy’s startup time has been drastically improved. Syncing is now done automatically.
  • Natilus’ user interface now includes a new split view mode and the default is set to browser mode.
  • OpenOffice.Org has been updated to 3.2.1 Beta1 with new features
  • NetworkManager has been updated to version 0.8 with fixes to better support bluetooth and GSM.
  • cups has been updated to version 1.4.2, it “adds over 67 changes and new features to CUPS 1.3.11, including improved Bonjour/DNS-SD support, supply level and status reporting for network printers via SNMP, an improved web interface, and the CUPS DDK tools.”
  • The conntrack – network filtering system has been added. These are userspace tools that allow system administrators interact with the Connection Tracking System, which is the module that provides stateful packet inspection for iptables.
  • The Mono stack has been updated to the bug fix release 2.6.3 together with MonoDevelop 2.2.2.
  • Python was updated to the bug fix release 2.6.5 RC 2
  • samba has been updated to version 3.5.1

New in version 11.2 (November 12th, 2009)

  • Linux kernel 2.6.31.5;
  • EXT4 filesystem;
  • GNOME 2.28.0 desktop environment;
  • KDE 4.3.1 desktop environment;
  • X.Org 7.4;
  • X.Org server 1.6.5;
  • New artwork.

New in version 11.2 RC1 (October 15th, 2009)

  • Live version upgrade. No need to stop working while upgrading from
  • openSUSE 11.1 to openSUSE 11.2
  • Support for several social networks like Facebook, Twitter and identi.ca
  • Running openSUSE from an USB stick (especially for that we ask you for
  • testing)
  • Linux kernel 2.6.31.3
  • GNOME 2.28
  • PulseAudio 0.9.19
  • Evolution 2.28
  • Qt 4.5.3
  • SeaMonkey 2.0 RC1

New in version 11.2 Milestone 1 (April 24th, 2009)

  • Please note that this is a milestone release. It's for openSUSE contributors who want to use the release for testing and development, but it is not for production use. What's new? Linux kernel 2.6.29, KDE 4.2.2, GNOME 2.26, Mono 2.4, OpenOffice.org 3.1 beta 4, Xfce 4.6, Samba 3.2.8. The live CDs now use LZMA compression and have German, French, Italian, Polish, and Russian translations. YaST's Qt package manager now has a configurable view layout, and Zypp's mirror handling should be more robust in this release. Ext4 is supported in this release, but not yet enabled for installation.

New in version 11.1 RC1 (November 28th, 2008)

  • If all goes well, this will be the last testing release before the final 11.1 public release on December 18th. This release includes a number of bug fixes and changes since 11.1 beta 5, as well as a new license. It is ready for widespread testing, and we are encouraging everyone to download and work with the testing releases to find any critical bugs before release. Major changes in this release include: a new, shorter distribution license; Linux kernel 2.6.27.7; glibc 2.9; additional translations; Amarok 2.0 RC1; Zypper 1.0.1.

New in version 11.1 Beta 4 (November 4th, 2008)

  • Hot on the heels of openSUSE 11.1 beta 3, the openSUSE project is happy to announce the availability of openSUSE 11.1 beta 4. This release includes a number of important bug fixes since the last beta, as well as a few new bugs that need to get squashed before the final release. Major changes in this release include: inclusion of Nomad, a set of components that provide an unmatchable remote desktop experience to openSUSE; fingerprint reader support; Linux 2.6.27.4 kernel, Mono 2.0.1, GNOME 2.24.1, VirtualBox 2.0.4, Evolution 2.24.1, Banshee 1.3.3; webcam support re-enabled.

New in version 11.1 Beta 3 (October 22nd, 2008)

  • The openSUSE project is proud to announce the availability of beta 3 of the 11.1 release. It's a few days late, but much better for the delay. Beta 3 is now available for immediate download and testing. Major changes in this release include: live CDs for x86 and x86_64 GNOME and KDE; OpenOffice.org 3.0; Mono 2.0 Final; Linux 2.6.27.1 (fixes e1000e issue); parts of 11.1 branding are now in place; GNOME 2.24. Installing openSUSE 11.1 beta 3 on Mac OS X machines should work fine. KVM is broken in this release due to a kernel configuration change before beta 3. OpenOffice.org 3.0 integration continues and should be much better in this release.

New in version 11.1 Beta 2 (October 3rd, 2008)

  • The first beta release for 11.1 was so popular, we have decided to do it again! The openSUSE project is happy to announce the release of openSUSE 11.1 beta 2, available for immediate download and testing. Major changes in this release include: live CDs for GNOME and KDE, VirtualBox 2.0.2, OpenOffice.org 3.0RC2, GNOME 2.24.0, KDE 4.1.2, Mono 2.0RC3, Compiz 0.7.8. This release is ready for widespread testing and we're encouraging everyone to download and test it.