Friday, September 2, 2011

openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 5 and goodbye to Java

The project developers have announced the availability of Milestone fifth of openSUSE 12.1, Which presented as the ideal time to begin the most enthusiastic users to help testing the distribution and reporting errors.


Being a step so early in its development there is not much to say about this release more than the major packages are updated, with special reference to Linux kernel 3.0 this version will govern.

Moreover, the major changes in openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 5 are:
  • Systemd testing continues, that could replace InitV for the next development version definitely (but the same was said to openSUSE 11.4)
  • Glibc updating your version 2.14
  • GNOME 3.1.5, on his way to version 3.2
  • This is the latest Milestone offered by the Oracle Java in their repositories
And the last point we were: openSUSE says goodbye to the Java binary ,before Sun, now Oracle, which included yet in the repositories of the distribution and disappear the same forever: OpenJDK is the default (only) from now and whoever the original will have to download from their website and install it manually, everything's Tale recent move to Oracle, withdrawing the appropriate license for the software can be distributed with Linux.

Returning to openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 5, you have all the information in this release in the announcement and discharge where always. To late November reach the final.
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