First off: this is no flame to openSUSE and meant as serious consideration!
With openSUSE 11.0 having been released for almost a week, I am curios to know what your thoughts and experiences are so far.
All in all openSUSE 11.0 brings many vast improvements, is more polished and performs better overall.
The drawback here is that with all the changes done and the set date to release on the 19th, I feel it’s a valid and good idea to release a re-mastered version of 11.0 (like was done with 10.1 due to Zen issues).
I know this is normally not the policy, but exceptions are there to make.
There are some reasons to validate this:
-Issues with reizerfs
-Issues with beagle
-Possibility to include KDE 4.1
-Possibility to include final of FF
-many smaller annoyance bugs should be fixed
Seeing openSUSE 11.0 is a much anticipated release it seems a missed option not to do this and have a re-mastered version come out.
As a suggestion the 1st of August might be a good point to re-release.
The idea is that it would give (new comers) a better experience & having to wait for 11.1 is a long stretch…
In my opinion, KDE 4.0 doesn’t deserve the live CD. It is too unstable and there are already many comments of users with the same problems (knotify crashing, flash and konqueror not working, knetworkmanager too instable).
On another side, I agree with the positive comments on the installation procedure, speed and improvements.
So, I agree with a remastered version, maybe including KDE 4.1
Getting 10.1 to update after an install (so as to fix the updating!) was a problem for many users. It is unreasonable to expect users to jump through 10.1 type hoops.
If 11.0 goes onto most machines and updates readily this surely would obviate a re-master. I don’t see this type of problem reported here and I think most of the bugs so far are or will be fixable with updates.
Remember, 11.0 is good at updates (just as well he says).
Hi. I’m an old Suse user ,since the times of the 7.3, and i’m very disappointed with this version. It confirms the old tale telling not to use a *.0 version. What worked perfectly with 10.1, 2 and 3 now simply doesn’t. Sax lets me enable 3d but upon exiting it resets to noaccel and when i fixed this working directly on Xorg.conf i also discovered that compiz does not work fine. Network manager or kinternet refuse to connect my wifi card so i have to use command line and iwconfig. So what to say? To me it sucks. Even in the case of a remastered edition i will not give it a chance. Simply i will continue with 10.3 and wait the next release, hoping in a better work. I don’t want to stop using a Suse distro but i think that more beta testing would be appreciated.
I hope this does happen there r some really weird problems with gnome’s pulseaudio and this one is critical for example in gnome using yast breaks pulseaudio so u don’t get sound and here is the report:
I have never had good luck with reiserfs. I’m using XFS now when I need speed.
Beagle has always been a dog. I turn it off/uninstall it.
KDE 4.1 will be available from the repositories.
Firefox 3 will be available for download through the opensuse-updater program in your system tray.
I don’t think they need a remaster, considering they have a 6-9 month release cycle and most of the KDE issues will be cleaned up by then. However, you’re more than welcome to remaster your own version with KIWI.
Valid points andrewd18… the remastered is not for me personally but for all those folks new (to openSUSE) wanting to check things out. My point here is that it’s allot nicer if they don’t have to go through this if it can be avoided. Make the ride as pleasant as possible.
There will always be things to do when setting up, but there are some rough edges that might put more people off that would otherwise not have to be an issue…