openSUSE 10.3 Alpha7 Released

Alpha7 is ready after 5 rebuilds. Important changes since Alpha6 include Linux 2.6.22.1, gcc 4.2.1, libzypp 3.12.1 and the package set of the CDs are heavily reshuffled and with it the patterns also affecting the DVD.

After Alpha6 was more about testing the first integration of libzypp, Alpha7 is already 10 steps further in regards to libzypp. But we'd like to have your feedback on the refresh policy of yast/zypper. See Duncan's explanation about the problem in the opensuse-factory archive: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2007-07/msg00169.html

A more detailed list of changes is available via http://en.opensuse.org/Factory/News

Most Annoying Bugs
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* The initrd created doesn't boot on vmware and on some older SCSI controllers

Call for Testing
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* libzypp/zypper

Give this good testing. We have good faith, we're at beta quality there now,
but give it good testing and give feedback. The zypp team also takes positive
feedback.

* GNOME CD

The patterns for the GNOME CD were redone from scratch to fit on the i386 CD
without leaving out major software as it happened with alpha6. Unfortunately
the x86_64 ISO does not fit on a CD, but you can test it on a DVD. We wish to
get more feedback on the package selection (remember to list a larger package
to remove if you want one to be added)

Media and Download
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openSUSE 10.3 Alpha7 for i386, x86-64 and ppc comes as different media
sets:
* 1 DVD containing OSS and NonOSS software
* 1 CD with a default KDE installation (not for ppc)
* 1 CD with a default GNOME installation (not for ppc)
* 1 AddOn CD with only NonOSS packages on it
* 1 AddOn CD with language packages that are used for extra
languages (the DVD contains support for english, french, italian, spanish,
german, chinese, japanese, czech, danish, norwegian, khmer,
hungarian, polish) (the DVD has support for installation in all
languages, just extra packages are only on this extra media)
* DVD/CDs containing the sources corresponding to the media

We have created Delta ISOs from openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6. Please use them
for download.

The DVDs and the source media are only available via bittorrent.

Please report all bugs you find on in our bugzilla as explained in
http://bugs.opensuse.org, discussion is most appropriate on the
opensuse-factory@opensuse.org mailing list.

To download media, please use the links provided at:
http://en.opensuse.org/Development_Version#Downloads

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