Thursday, September 27, 2007

openSUSE 10.3 Goldmaster...


Christoph,


Coolo,

and myself at our desks waiting for the DVD9s to burn before we can send them to the fab for producing.

After Coolo released openSUSE 10.3 this morning (he started testing at 6am), we did the final tests. I concentrated on the bootloader. This time an update from 10.2 did not try to boot from my non-existing floppy but used the right default - yeah!
In the evening Coolo and Christoph found a package that shouldn't be on the media, so we removed it and moved some packages from the second DVD9 to the first DVD so that all packages in the patterns are on the first DVD.

We have mastered now the media and will now prepare our staging server and then give the mirrors some GBs to download and distribute. The official launch of openSUSE 10.3 will be the 4th of October, a few days later you will find the box product in the shops as well. The box product will contain 2 DVD9 - each nearly 7 GB of RPMs. The downloadable installation media are a 1 CD GNOME, a 1 CD KDE and a 4 GB DVD5 - and in addition both a GNOME and a KDE LiveCD.

We're currently hanging around at the #opensuse-project irc channel on freenode. I've just read the tuxmachines review and heard a lot of praise on the irc channel about 10.3. Thanks to everybody that made 10.3 that good!

15 comments:

Francis said...

Awesome news, thanks to the whole openSUSE team and particularly Christoph, coolo, and Andreas for making a truly wonderful release :-)

Michael said...

Sorry what is a DVD9?

Andreas Jaeger said...

There are single layer DVDs called DVD5 which have a capacity of 4.7 GB and there are dual-layer DVDs called DVD9 with a capacity of 8.5 GB.

Jeff_Trankil said...

We must wait 4 october to download the opensuse 10.3 final (with bittorrent) ?

Where is this final internal version ? :)

Andreas Jaeger said...

Jeff, we will make bittorrent, http and ftp available. You have to wait until the 4th so that we can really upload around 40 GB of data to enough mirrors. If we would open up our server earlier, then only a few people would have a chance to download at all.

Jeff_Trankil said...

Thanks for your answer...and for this beautiful release !

Good work.

Fred said...

Great news guys. Can't wait til 4-oct. It'll be world's animal day, so be good to Gecko :-)

G Rajesh said...

Great work, openSUSE Team!
Waiting restlessly for Oct-4th! Thanks & Wishes to everybody who made this happen!

Oswald said...

Hey guys, you have made a very magnificent work!!! 10.3 is the best distro out there. I'm waiting too very anxiously for Oct 4 but I have one question: It is possible to update to final from RC1?

Thanks again

GG said...

Agonising wait till 4th.

If only a torrent could find its way online...

Andreas Jaeger said...

Oswald, we will have delta ISOs from RC1 to the goldmasters. You can them to create Goldmaster ISOs - or directly download goldmaster ISOs - and then do an update.

Alternatively: Add the 10.3 ftp distribution as repository and run "zypper update -t package" to update all packages directly.

Andrew said...

Awesome stuff guys!!
Looking forward to downloading this release here in Australia on what will most likely be the 5th October our time.

I had an issue with MadWiFi drivers with the RC1 that forced me to go back to the 10.2 release :-(

10.3 looks to be a much improved version, again; thank you for all your hard work on this release and really looking forward to it!

Jeffery said...

What is the codename for this release?

Muhammad Rivai said...

Well, this release looks very impressive. I followed from alpha, beta and RC1, tried LiveCD and everything works better than previous version.

I've tried OpenSUSE 10.1 and 10.2 on P III with 196 MB RAM, and it take a long time to process any task.

Last moment, I tried OpenSUSE 10.3 RC1, need a few step to install and wow, It's run better and faster.

We're, Indonesian OpenSUSE Community waiting for Oct 04, 2007.

Great job, OpenSUSE Team !

Cláudia Amorim said...

Newbie question: I've installed 10.3 Beta on my laptop. To upgrade to the GM is it better to just update or make a clean and complete install?