Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Dec 2007 06:24 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE Stephan Kulow has announced the availability of the first development release of openSUSE 11.0: "We'd like to kick start the development of openSUSE 11.0 with releasing the current state of Factory as Alpha0 release. Since the release of 10.3, we checked in 2,187 packages including such fundamental package updates as GCC 4.3.0, Linux kernel 2.6.24-rc4, X.Org 7.3, KDE 3.5.8 and 4.0 RC1, CUPS 1.3.4, ALSA 1.0.15, GIMP 2.4 and YaST 2.16. The change between 10.3 and Alpha0 is big, but it still works pretty nicely." More here.
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Don't agree
by Eudoxus on Sun 9th Dec 2007 22:27 UTC
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I tend not to agree. Firstly, openSUSE and Fedora have defined themselves as experimental distributions. So nothing wrong with such release cycle. It is strange tha it is adopted by Mandriva and Ubuntu as they present themselves in a bit different light. Secondly, any version of openSUSE is supported for 2 years. Moreover, you can get backported packages from SUSE repositories. There are still people who use SUSE 10, 10.1 and 10.2. Thirdly, if you want longer release cycles and more stability then you should use distributions that are made for such people - use Debian stable (Etch), CentOS or SLED. They are stable and reliable. Its all about choice. If you want new features then of course you get less stability and other way round.
So, nothing to complain to my mind. However, as I said, the strategy adopted by Ubuntu is really weird. No software can be stable if it is tested for very short time. No wonder that Ubuntu is so buggy.

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