Thanksgiving Brings openSUSE 11.1 Release Candidate, Thanks for the Timely Release
Article by George Norman
On 28 Nov 2008
Yesterday, the 27th of November, while the US celebrated Thanksgiving, the rest of the world was focused on openSUSE 11.1 which evolved past its Beta development phase and reached RC (Release Candidate) status. Just the other week we were announcing that the openSUSE Project decided to release openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5, mainly due to those annoying blockers and P1 bugs.

The month of December will be a very interesting one, not only because of the winter holydays, but also because this is when the openSUSE Project will release two more openSUSE 11.1 versions: Goldmaster internal on the 4th and openSUSE 11.1 Final on the 18th. We will assume that everything will go smoothly and the final version will be released on schedule; any delays may have us go through Christmas without a final openSUSE 11.1 to play with.


Linux geek Joe Brockmeier used the occasion to encourage users to test the release candidate: “We all want openSUSE 11.1 to be the best release yet, and we need your help to get there. This release is ready for widespread testing, and we're encouraging everyone to download and work with the testing releases to find any critical bugs before release. Please run the release through your usual routine, and let us know about any bugs or other issues that you find. Remember that this is a release candidate, and is not suitable for use on production systems, however.”

The openSUSE Project is aware of the following bugs, which have not been fixed in the RC: broken Novell VPN, Amarok 2.0 failure to stop on KDE4, the PPC version does not feature OpenOffice, and the license has yet to be translated.

If you are not interested in testing openSUSE 11.1 RC, you are better off waiting for the final release which is less than a week away - and if you do not count the weekend, it is even closer than that.

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