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    Phoronix: OpenSUSE 12.2 Released With New Features

    As expected, openSUSE 12.2 was released today as the latest major community distribution release out of the SUSE camp...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE3NjE

  • #2
    LOL

    KDE 4.8 is already dead by now. Why are they releasing dead software?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
      KDE 4.8 is already dead by now. Why are they releasing dead software?
      KDE 4.9 is not a stable release. If people want to try out 4.9, they can just use the KDE:UNSTABLE packages from OBS.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
        KDE 4.8 is already dead by now. Why are they releasing dead software?
        Dead?? Already??

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        • #5
          Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
          KDE 4.8 is already dead by now. Why are they releasing dead software?
          There is this thing called "stability". You might have heard of it. There is also this other thing, called an "optional KDE 4.9 repository".

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          • #6
            I put 12.2 on my laptop a couple of weeks ago when putting in a ssd. Its a nice gnome 3.4 desktop. I like the pretty boot splash and the grub theme... What else an be said? It's opensuse. Everything worked.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
              KDE 4.8 is already dead by now. Why are they releasing dead software?
              Because:
              1. KDE SC 4.9 was released too close to the planned release date of openSUSE 12.2. By the time the release date was changed it was too late in the release cycle to switch to a different KDE version

              2. Because x.x.0 released tend to have more regressions than x.x.4 or x.x.5 releases.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
                Because:
                1. KDE SC 4.9 was released too close to the planned release date of openSUSE 12.2. By the time the release date was changed it was too late in the release cycle to switch to a different KDE version

                2. Because x.x.0 released tend to have more regressions than x.x.4 or x.x.5 releases.
                Yeah. Too dead or too unstable. Pick your poison Was openSUSE 12.2 worth the wait? I think not.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                  Yeah. Too dead or too unstable. Pick your poison Was openSUSE 12.2 worth the wait? I think not.
                  OpenSUSE 12.1 users were on KDE 4.7.2. Now with 12.2 they're on 4.8.4. That's an improvement... so what's the problem? Anyone who wants to risk stability can install the latest... anything... from Open Build Service or use Tumbleweed stable rolling. It's a distro that lets you do it your way.

                  Best installer of any OS in existence, YaST, all desktops supported, Open Build Service, one-click install, SUSE Studio, optional rolling Tumbleweed, most powerful modern package manager (zypper with SAT solver, zsync, etc.) plus the advantages of an intelligent forum, being a democracy, not being corporate-controlled, contributing upstream, giving back to the community, a leader in seeking cross-distro collaboration... it's not only a distro you can use feeling secure you've chosen the crown gem of Linux desktop distros, but you can also feel good about using it as well.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
                    Dead?? Already??
                    Don't listen to the troll. 4.8.5 was released *after* 4.9.0. openSUSE will get a 4.8.5 update any day now due deadlines for the generation of master images or so 4.8.4 had to be included initially.
                    Other than that even old branches are never closed for bugfixes. Additional fixes have already been ported to 4.8.x even after the 4.8.5 release. No software is dead that still receives fixes.

                    On top of that 4.9 is of course available. I run it on openSUSE 12.2. It's just that KR 4.9 is in an additional repository.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                      Additional fixes have already been ported to 4.8.x even after the 4.8.5 release. No software is dead that still receives fixes.
                      Are you talking about commits that have "Script Kiddy" as author? Any commit to 4.8 branch by a real developer is a mistake as there is no 4.8.6 release planned. So get over it, 4.8 branch is dead.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ansla View Post
                        ...there is no 4.8.6 release planned. So get over it, 4.8 branch is...
                        ...finished.

                        Linux users don't seem to be happy unless their software is in a perpetual alpha status.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ansla View Post
                          Are you talking about commits that have "Script Kiddy" as author?
                          No. Scripty / Script Kiddy does not run on older branches.

                          Originally posted by Ansla View Post
                          Any commit to 4.8 branch by a real developer is a mistake
                          No.

                          Originally posted by Ansla View Post
                          as there is no 4.8.6 release planned.
                          Irrelevant. 4.8.5 wasn't planned either. Usually distributions have a support life time of 18 months. Distributors pick bugfixes from the branch or commit them to the branch if they fix a bug themselves. The planned 4.8.5 update packages will also include the post-4.8.5 fixes.

                          Originally posted by Ansla View Post
                          So get over it, 4.8 branch is dead.
                          No.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                            Yeah. Too dead or too unstable. Pick your poison Was openSUSE 12.2 worth the wait? I think not.
                            I am not sure whether you just don't have any clue how distribution releases are done, or whether you will take any opportunity imaginable to flame anything remotely related to KDE or Qt even if you know the flame is baseless.

                            Let me lay it out for you. Releases have something called a "freeze". After that date, certain sorts of changes are not allowed except under very unusual circumstances. One of those freezes is for major versions of important software components. If an update comes out after that date, it doesn't get in. This is in order to allow the distribution developers and testers to make sure everything is working before the release and to prevent unexpected regressions.

                            Guess what: KDE SC 4.9.0 came out long after the openSUSE 12.2 freezes. Therefore, it didn't get in. That is not a bug, that is a feature. Distributions want to make sure software has had some time to be polished before they release it. This isn't just KDE, and it isn't just openSUSE.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by alcalde View Post
                              Best installer of any OS in existence, YaST, all desktops supported, Open Build Service, one-click install, SUSE Studio, optional rolling Tumbleweed, most powerful modern package manager (zypper with SAT solver, zsync, etc.) plus the advantages of an intelligent forum, being a democracy, not being corporate-controlled, contributing upstream, giving back to the community, a leader in seeking cross-distro collaboration... it's not only a distro you can use feeling secure you've chosen the crown gem of Linux desktop distros, but you can also feel good about using it as well.

                              All the reasons why it is my distro of choice.

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