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The Lizard Roars: openSUSE 11.1 Coming This Week

Dec 15, 2008, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

"This version of openSUSE includes KDE 4.1, which serves up the first truly user-ready KDE experience in the 4.x series. KDE 4.1 is pretty usable by itself, but it's starting to feel a little bit stale compared to the latest KDE 4.2 beta. Fortunately, the openSUSE developers have backported some of the new hotness from 4.2 so that it can be included in openSUSE 11.1. A prominent KDE 4 feature that has landed in 11.1 is support for making the entire desktop behave like a folder view.

"In the previous version of openSUSE, the KDE 3.5 legacy version was made available as an option on the main installation DVD. In 11.1, the packages are still available from the DVD for manual installation, but it is not presented as an option on the desktop environment selection screen during the installation wizard. According to the developers, this is the last openSUSE release that will include officially supported KDE 3.5 packages in the main repositories. In the future, KDE 3.5 packaging will have to be done entirely by the community. For more details about the implications of the KDE 3.5 phaseout, see this statement by Novell's Joe Brockmeier."

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