Friday, December 8, 2006

openSUSE 10.2 released

A collection of major changes and additions characterizing the current SUSE Linux release.

* Distribution renamed to openSUSE
* Available for i386, x86_64 and PowerPC architectures
* Package groupings are handled differently, 10.2 will use Patterns instead of selections.
* numerous improvements to the package manager stack, including a new update notification applet (opensuse-updater) and a console application called zypper which are both non-ZMD based.
* Linux kernel, using only SMP kernels (The kernel-default package contains the standard kernel for both uniprocessor and multiprocessor systems. The kernel comes with SMP support and runs with only minimal overhead on uniprocessor systems. There is no kernel-smp package anymore.)
* glibc 2.5
* X.Org 7.2rc2
* using opensync instead of multisync for much better syncing
* integration of powermanagement features into hal
* support to install multiple gcc versions in parallel
* removal of several unneeded SuSEconfig scripts
* no reboot after CD1, display of slideshow during all media
* autoconf 2.60
* bison 2.3
* gcc 4.1.2 cvs
* gdb 6.5
* make 3.81
* both KDE and GNOME feature improved start menus compared to upstream
* additional CD with non-tier 1 languages
* 2 years lifetime
* openSUSE 10.2 Release Notes