Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 17:15 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Novell today is rolling out the newest edition of its flagship enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11. The new releases are the first major updates since the SLES and SLED 10 releases in July of 2006. With SLES 11, Novell is also providing a baseline image so software vendors can easily build appliances. The concept is something know as a JeOS (Just enough Operating System) and has been trumpeted by Novell as the future of operating systems."
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kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

4.1.4 + patches

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Bille Member since:
2007-05-31

Actually it's 4.1.3 + patches to make KDE 4.1 usable for the average SLED customer. We have a version freeze point in the development cycle that dictates the choice to take 4.1.3. If you've seen openSUSE 11.1 you know how it looks, plus a few months more bugfixing.

The patches are
* branch patches making it largely equivalent to 4.1.4
* selected backports from KDE 4.2 such as
** Plasma layouting fixes
** PowerDevil
** NetworkManager-kde4
** all of kwin desktop effects)

Plus the usual default look and feel work, Aya as Plasma theme, Ozone windeco SuSE logo as start menu etc.

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porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Well, I have been using KDE 4.2 for the past month and have been testing it on a small group (15 people) of users and they are, for the first time, raving about a non-Microsoft product.

There are small gotchas here and there, but KDE 4 is a much better product than KDE3 ever was, even if it isn't as mature in some areas. But guess what? We can pick and choose.

For instance, we still use the kde3 version of k3b and have settled on evolution as the email client for now.

Have you actually used kde 4.2? If these were very conservative users, I would have gone to Debian and KDE 3.5.10, which is a very good and mature product, but there are lots of improvements to the overall fit and finish of the desktop in kde4 that make it more appropriate for this specific deployment.

Hope that sheds some light on my question.

Peace

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porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

It's a bit of a shame as KDE 4.2 brings a lot of goodness to the table.

It would be good to know whether SLED will eventually be upgraded to kde4.2 or 4.3 as I can't imagine sitting on 4.1 for five years.

Let me know if you think that this will be the case.

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