Open Bugs Day on August 21

Despite the unavailability of a formal release of openSUSE 12.1 MS4, the Testing
Core Team has decided to hold our third Open Bugs Day (OBD) on Sunday August 21
from 0:00 to 23:59 UTC.

To ensure that all the testers are using the same code base, we are making
Virtual Machines available on our server. For those people that wish to test on
their own hardware, there will be KDE and Gnome virtual images available at, and distribution snapshots available at The virtual images have been
prepared with KVM and tested with VirtualBox, and are compressed to a little
over 900 MB. Instructions for using them in a VirtualBox VM are posted at

The purpose of this OBD is to test the open bugs reported for oS 11.4 to see
which of them are still affecting 12.1. As there are over 1300 open bugs for
11.4, we have a major job to do. If you have any time available on August 21,
please join us. Use Channel #opensuse-testing on the Freenode IRC Network.
irc:// to get started.

Larry Finger for the openSUSE Testing Core Team