April 14th, 2006 by Keith

SUSE Linux 10.1 RC 1

Posted in Linux, Site News


For SuSE and SUSE Linux lovers, I believe you guys must be glad that Open Source SUSE Linux 10.1 Release Candidate (RC) 1 is finally out for public. Personally, I have been a SUSE Linux user for most of the time. I started off with SUSE 8.2 initally, after recommendation from my friend. At that time, SUSE had not gone open source, so the support by Novell is excellent. SuSE 9.3 was their last release before Novell decides that SUSE will be released to the open source community.

Their first stable open source public release is SUSE Linux 10.0, codenamed Goldmaster (GM), which in fact is pretty good with improved interface and included the latest version of the packages. This time, SUSE Linux 10.1 has taken a little more time than expected during its alpha and beta testing period to come up with its RC version. The initial plan of 6 beta releases has increased to 9 (in fact is 8 beta, due to one of the beta not released because of internal agreement between the developers to avoid version conflicts) Beta releases. Nonetheless, though this may be a long wait, but the good thing it is finally release (without the “Beta” tag).

SUSE Linux 10.1 is given the codename “Agama Lizard“, following the trend that all release candidate versions are named after lizards. There is not much information with regards to the changes in this version over the last SUSE Linux Beta 9. However, among the major packages, only Samba and SpamAssassin have been upgraded to newer version. The KDE and GNOME desktop remains at version 3.5.1 and 2.12, respectively.

The date for the next release candidate of SUSE Linux RC 2 is likely to be announced soon. It is likely that this second release candidate will be released late next week and distributed as delta ISO images.

As this is a release candidate version, it is possible that bugs are present in the code. See here for the latest current bug:

Current Most Annoying Bugs:

  • * Large scale testing showed a couple of issues especially with update of systems. I would advise everybody to be carefull in updating a system – and not update a production system.
  • * The bootloader shows “SUSE Linux 10.1 10.1″
  • * Installation of packages from the installation source with rug/zen-installer fails in the installed system. We have put fixed packages (zen-updater, rug, libzypp-zmd-backend) for this on the ftp server, download them from here.
  • * Updating from a previous beta tries to delete far too many packages. You should see conflicts for this in the installation proposal.
  • * Every update adds another selection to the system.
  • * Installationsources are not available in the system.
  • * The YaST2 Xen module is not able to setup a VM (Bugs are getting filled now).

Note, a special Add-On CD with non-OSS software is available here. There may be new updates on the Most Annoying Bugs, so do check back whenever you can.

SUSE Linux 10.1 RC 1 is available in a 5-CD set ISO images for three architectures (i386, x86-64 and PowerPC), and can be downloaded from SUSE mirrors or BitTorrent.

One Response to “SUSE Linux 10.1 RC 1”

  1. Linux SUSE 10.1 GM Finally Released » SoftSift Says:

    [...] After a long time of waiting and waiting, the final version of SUSE 10.1 is released today. Previously, I have introduced to you the Beta version and the Release Candidate version. This final version, codenamed GoldMaster (GM) denotes the finalised version of 10.1, after a much long and tiring journey. [...]

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