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openSUSE 11.2

For a detailed description of some new features read the Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.2 series on openSUSE News.
  • Linux 2.6.31.5
  • kernel-desktop flavor: disabled group scheduler and groups, disabled optimize for size, enabled full preemption, set HZ=1000
  • built with gcc 4.4.1, automake 1.11, glibc 2.10.1
  • php 5.3.0, Python 3.1, Valgrind 3.5
  • Ext4 is default Filesystem
  • Alsa 1.0.21, CUPS 1.3.11, Bluez 4.56, ndiswrapper 1.55, NetworkManager 0.7.1, PulseAudio 0.9.19
  • Apache 2.2.13, mysql 5.1.36, postresql 8.4.1, Postfix 2.6.1, Samba 3.4.2
  • built with rpm 4.7.1
  • Most packages are linked with --as-needed option
  • libexecdir changed to %{_exec_prefix}/lib
  • debuginfo packages are generated for each sub-package
  • -lang packages are built as noarch
  • zypp: more robust handling of mirrors
  • zypper: --download-only option added for in, up, patch, dup and ve commands (Fate#302159)
  • PackageKit 0.5.1
  • radeonhd 1.3 X.org driver
  • New Qt4-based YaST Control Center
  • YaST Qt package manager: configurable view layout
  • KDE is now pre-selected on DVD install (Fate#306967)
  • Firefox/KDE integration
  • Live-CDs can be deployed on USB sticks now (Feature 305658)
  • New on KDE Live-CDs: Choqok, Gimp, KNode, Kompare, KSystemlog, mc, Okteta, yakuake and more; OOo translations (i586 only)
  • New on GNOME Live-CDs: mc, Gimp, Transmission; OOo translations (i586 only)
  • Live-CDs are compressed with lzma
  • Live-CDs contain complete local printing stack
  • Live-CDs contain de, es, fr, it, pl, ru translations

Important updates and package additions compared to openSUSE 11.1:

Package Version Backport Description
Abiword 2.6.8 word processor
Amarok 2.1.1 download full featured audio player for KDE
Arora 0.9 download webkit browser
Banshee 1.5.1 download media player
Bash 4.0 default shell
Bazar 1.17 version control system
Beagle 0.3.9 download desktop search daemon
Blender 2.49a 3D content creation suite
Choqok 0.6.6 download Twitter/identi.ca client
cmake 2.6.3 download Cross-platform, open-source make system
DigiKam 0.10 download photo management
Evolution 2.28 download personal information manager
F-Spot 0.6 download image viewer
Firefox 3.5.4 download web browser
Gimp 2.6.7 The GNU Image Manipulation Program
git 1.6.4.2 version control system
GNOME 2.28 download desktop environment
GnuCash 2.2.9 personal and business finances accounting
Gnumeric 1.9.13 spreadsheet
GPG2 2.0.11 Crypto program
Gwibber 1.2 Twitter/identi.ca client
K3b 1.68 Alpha 3 download feature-rich and easy to handle CD burning application
Kaffeine 1.0pre2 download media player and DVB tuner
KDE 4.3.1 download desktop environment
KDevelop 4.0 Beta 5 download integrated development environment
Kmymoney 1.0.2 download personal finance manager
KOffice 2.0.2 download integrated office suite built on KDE
Konversation 1.2 download IRC client
KTorrent 3.2.4 download Bittorrent content delivery tool for KDE
LyX 1.6.4 LaTeX-Based WYSIWYG Editor
Mono 2.4.2.3 download Mono application runtime and development stack
Moonlight 1.0.1 Open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight
OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 download office suite, using OASIS file format, with KDE/GNOME integration
Pidgin 2.6.2 download Multi-protocol instant messaging client
Qt 4.5.3 download C++ application framework for writing applications
Qt Creator 1.2.1 download Integrated development environment for use with Qt
SeaMonkey 2.0 download web suite
Subversion 1.6.6 version control system
Thunderbird 3.0 Beta 4 download email client
VirtualBox 3.0.6 download x86 virtualizer
Wine 1.1.28 download compatibility layer for running MS Windows programs
Xfce 4.6.1 download desktop environment
xine-lib 1.1.17 multimedia player libraries
xorg-x11-server 1.6.5 download XOrg server