1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

openSUSE 12.2 Will Bring Plymouth, GRUB2, GCC 4.7

SUSE

Published on 20 March 2012 11:42 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE
3 Comments

OpenSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 is available today with several new features as the German-founded Linux distribution prepares for its official release this summer.

Among the work that's going into openSUSE 12.2 is finally integrating the GRUB2 boot-loader, Red Hat's KMS-based Plymouth boot splash-screen has finally found its way into openSUSE, and GCC 4.7 will be the default compiler of this next release.

Seeing GRUB2 and Plymouth in openSUSE was just a matter of time and it's good to see them finally arriving for openSUSE 12.2. With GCC 4.7, there's performance improvements and other great features to look forward to. Fedora 17 will be shipping with GCC 4.7 in May while openSUSE 12.2 in July looks like it will be the second major tier-one distribution using this updated GNU Compiler Collection stack to be released in the coming days. (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is using GCC 4.6.)

One interesting move is that the Razor Qt desktop will likely be available within openSUSE 12.2, alongside GNOME 3.4 Shell and KDE 4.8. There will also be an updated LibreOffice and the usual selection of updated open-source packages for this next major openSUSE release.

The openSUSE ARM team is also hoping their architecture will be well supported with openSUSE 12.2.

More details on the openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 release or to give it a whirl, stop by news.opensuse.org.

There's no word at this time whether the OpenSUSE beer will see an expanded beer selection to commemorate the 12.2 release that's set for July.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. ASRock X99 Extreme3 Is An Affordable Choice For Linux Users
  2. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  3. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  4. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 2014 Year-End NVIDIA Linux Benchmark Comparison
  2. 2014 Catalyst Linux Graphics Benchmarks Year-In-Review
  3. 17-Way Linux Graphics Card Comparison With Civilization Beyond Earth
  4. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
Latest Linux News
  1. GNU Binutils 2.25 Released With Port To Andes NDS32
  2. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2014
  3. OpenMW 0.34 Released With Many Changes
  4. Ruby 2.2 Released With A Better Garbage Collector
  5. Xonotic 0.8 Is Slowly Creeping Closer To Being Released
  6. NVIDIA Sends Out 11 Nouveau Patches For Christmas
  7. Kodi 14.0 Released For The Holidays - Formerly Known As XBMC
  8. Devuan Is Still Moving Along As A Debian Fork Without Systemd
  9. UEFI Secure Boot Tools Updated For v2.4
  10. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4.1 Released
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  2. Why is it that Radeon cannot run good old (ancient) Doom 3 engine games?
  3. Aliens vs predator for Linux
  4. Debian init discussion in Phoenix Wright format
  5. FPS capped on Linux (AMD fglrx drivers)
  6. Speeding up systemd networking service
  7. Storm Engine 2 (Doom 3 BFG GPL fork) got entry on IndieDb
  8. New build, first Linux PC, what could go wrong? ;)