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openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 1

There is a buzz on the Factory List that openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 1 is getting close to release. Stephen Kulow ( aka coolo ) announced on February 10th that he was uploading Milestone 1 ( Build 151)

The main purpose of the release at this is to find all the items that need to be change from 12.1 to 12.2. He has stated in his post that openSUSE branding had already made a great start, looked great in it’s early stage. This has started a buzz on the mailing list about the new art that is in MS1.

It should be stated that if any one in the community want to help with the re-banding of 12.2, be it feedback, comments, ideas, or even their own impovements should join either the openSUSE Artwork mailing list or on Freenode the openSUSE Artwork channel ( #opensuse-artwork ).

Some of the features that will implemented in openSUSE 12.2:

  • UsrMerge – to move the content from /bin, /sbin/, /lib, and /lib64 into the directories that lay under /usr to make improved compatibility towards other Linux and Unix distros.


  • The use off SSSD for LDAP instead of nss_ldap, for more information please visit openFATE #313142
  • Adding Digital Forensics / Incident Response tools.


  • Updating the folloing application Gnome 3.4, KDE 4.8, GCC 4.7, and Plymount . There are some thought about using Mulitound input from xorg-server 1.12 and openGL 3, and using Bretzn for Appstream based app-store.

More information will be release later as the details of openSUSE 12.2 are worked out.

openSUSE 11.4 Evergreen Support

There is talk amoung the Evergreen Project to designate ( http://en.opensuse.org/Evergreen ) openSUSE 11.4 as it next candidate.

They are wanted to hear opinions and are looking for people join and contribute to the project.

For those that like to help, please join the Evergreen Projects mailing list as described on the wiki page. Remember the more feedback the project, the better they can make the project.

Travel Support Program for openSUSE

Izabel Valverde announced the kickoff of openSUSE Travel Support Program. This program will provide financial support for openSUSE contribute for travel to conferences and events.

For more information please read en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Travel_Support_Program


If you missed the accouncement back in January. The openSUSE Board invites openSUSE community to start planning the openSUSE event in North America at SUSECon, September 18th to 21th in Orlando, Florida.

Planning has began and information can be found on the wiki en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Summit_Planning.