Tuesday, November 17, 2009

openSUSE 11.2 and SUSE Studio

Last week we celebrated the release of openSUSE 11.2, the latest incarnation our fine green Linux distribution. It's a great release. People seem to like it. One quote: "OpenSuse stands out as a fine example of what a Linux desktop operating system can be."

Here at the SUSE Studio team we got quite some requests when openSUSE 11.2 will be available in SUSE Studio. Rest assured: We are working on it. There is some infrasructure to adapt, importing repositories, updating templates, upgrading Kiwi, and we are also planning to add a feature to migrate openSUSE 11.1 appliances to openSUSE 11.2, so you don't have to start from scratch, when you want to make use of the latest openSUSE for your existing appliances. It will need a little bit of time, but we'll add the support over the next few weeks.

So stay tuned, you'll soon be able to make use of all the openSUSE 11.2 goodness in SUSE Studio as well. I'm looking forward to what you will come up with.

12 comments:

  1. Will you open source SUSE Studio

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  2. That was actually a question, it seems that Blogger ate the question mark - "Will you open source SUSE Studio?"

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  3. Well, it would be even better if the radeon module worked properly in openSUSE 11.2. But it doesn't... Not KDE effects for the poor radeon module users.

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  4. Thank you for the info,

    I would like to test as soon 11.2 appeared as base OS :-)

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  5. thanks for the news, we keep waiting for testing that

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  6. @pgquiles: The largest component of SUSE Studio, the image creation backend Kiwi, is already open source. For the frontend there currently is no decision to make it open source.

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  7. Thanks! I've been waiting for this. On a related note, is it going to be easier to create appliances without the openSUSE branding in SUSE Studio than it is now? I haven't been able to get around package conflicts when I try - I'm building appliances on my workstation now as a result. See the discussion at http://n2.nabble.com/Branding-distributing-etc-td4030350.html#a4030350

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  8. @Ed: I didn't have problems to remove the branding on a KDE appliance. But if there are still cases where this is a problem, we should look into it. In most cases this is caused by the packaging, though.

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  9. I've done a bit more research - it looks like the only real branding conflicts that can't be resolved automatically are in YaST. I de-branded an 11.2 KDE4 virtual machine and it de-installed all of YaST. Everything else seems to work.

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  10. Hello :)

    Any chance this update will also allow debranding of the bootsplash or generate a custom one via mkinird in the script that runs after installing the packages? I find it really annoying that the bootsplash is being 'forced' :s. And the stock one that is generated isn't really one of good quality.

    Regards.

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  11. @Hyperz Have you tried the "personalization" options on the configuration tab? There you can provide custom branding.

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  12. Thx. Wait supporting openSuSE 11.2 =)

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