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AJ used to write here, that he's glad to announce. I can't say I am - I am relieved I can announce openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6 to you. I didn't have a chance to put too much testing into more than the i586 DVD5 and the KDE CD. But I didn't want to wait any longer either. So I'm left with hoping the best.

Important Changes Since Alpha5(Alpha5的改變)

  • Linux 2.6.22
  • libzypp 3.11.8
  • gcc 4.2
  • Continued splitting of packages to reduce size
  • Introduction of x86_64 CDs for both KDE and GNOME

This is a first alpha release containing the new refactored libzypp software management library. The goal was to deliver a working version for this alpha, so expect rough edges, unusal slowdown and behavior, for example YaST integration is really alpha quality. All bug reports are very welcome.

A more detailed list of changes is available via .

Most Annoying Bugs(最令人困擾的錯誤)

  • Network setup is still broken (e.g. Bug 292401)
  • Public key for checking release-notes.rpm is unavailable (Bug 292402)
  • Registration is broken (Bug 292404)
  • GNOME 2.19 is W.I.P. (Bug 292706 and Bug 292837)
  • "Add default repositories" crashes the installation (Bug 292643)

As mentioned above, this might be the first alpha we release with known alpha quality.

Call for Testing(呼籲測試)

  • libzypp/zypper
Give this good testing. The integration into yast needs testing, zypper
needs testing, updates would be good to test.
Please note that the zypp development team collected a huge collection of
test cases and these pass. So while the new libzypp version didn't get much
real life testing, our hopes are high it will work out for you.
The desktop doesn't give a good impression to first time users at the moment.

Media and Download(媒體與下載)

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6 for i386, x86-64 and ppc comes as different media sets:

  • 1 DVD containing the contents of the 5 CDs and the NonOSS AddOn CD
  • 1 CD with a default KDE installation (not for ppc yet)
  • 1 CD with a default GNOME installation (not for ppc yet)
  • 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 Alpha5. 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, discussion is most appropriate on the mailing list.

To download media, please use the links provided at:

Greetings, Stephan

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