Sunday, December 13, 2009

Virtual easter eggs

Easter eggs are fun. A special kind of them are winter easter eggs (do you still call this easter egg?). In the spirit of this tradition we added some snow to SUSE Studio last week. Now when booting a virtual appliance in SUSE Studio's testdrive today, the openSUSE boot screen was all snow with some penguins wandering around. What a splendid coincidence. I guess you can call this a virtual easter egg. Fun :-)


Looking forward to real snow now.

By the way, did you notice that you can stop the snow in SUSE Studio?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Build openSUSE 11.2 appliances in SUSE Studio

We released support to build openSUSE 11.2 appliances in SUSE Studio today. It took a bit of time to sort out all issues and do proper QA, but now it should work fine. If you find remaining problems please let us know.


Many of you will want to migrate existing appliances using an older version of openSUSE to 11.2. In many cases it's probably not a lot of work to recreate the appliance from scratch with openSUSE 11.2 as a new base, but that's clearly not a good solution for all cases. So we are working on a way to automatically migrate appliances to a newer base system. We'll let you know when it's done.

And now for something completely different: It's snowing in SUSE Studio land.