openSUSE12.2 Review

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openSUSE12.2 Review

  1. 1. openSUSE 12.2 reviewMichael Changmchang@suse.com
  2. 2. Who am I • Software engineer on SUSE SLE team • Booting & Installation (x86_64)BootloaderBIOSACPI • irc.freenode.netopensuse-factory, opensuse-twid :_mchang2
  3. 3. Roadmap • Thursday, 2 August 2012: openSUSE 12.2 RC 2 release • Thursday, 30 August 2012: openSUSE 12.2 GM (preliminary) • Wednesday, 5 September 2012: openSUSE 12.2 Public release (preliminary)3
  4. 4. Grub2 2.00 final • Default bootloader • Support most scenarios • Intelligent proposed settings • Automatic configuration • Support legacy and efi boot • openSUSE themed graphical console • Serial console • Failsafe kernel parameters • Multiboot with other distro & Windows4
  5. 5. Kernel 3.4.6 • Big Btrfs improvement (3.3|3.4) • GPU drivers (3.4)noveau: Nvidia GeForce 600 Kepler (Early support)radeon: AMD Radeon 7xxx and Trinity APU seriesgma500_gfx: Intel GMA500 Medfield • New X32 ABI: 64-bit mode with 32-bit pointers (3.4) • x86 CPU driver autoprobing (3.4) • Verifiable boot path with the device mapper "verity" target (3.4) • Open vSwitch (3.3) • Teaming (3.3) • EFI boot stub (3.3)5
  6. 6. Plymouth • Smooth animated booting • Better transition from bootloader • DRM native mode setting • Flicker-free • Fully openSUSE themed • Integration with the Display Managers (KDM/GDM/LightDM) • Passphrase input for encrypted partition • Systemd units (service)6
  7. 7. systemd v.44 • A lot of fixes comes in 12.2systemd-analyze crashpkexec crashsystemd-jornal random crash & memleak fixsystemwide ulimit supportsystemwide numlock status support • More unit (service) integration from other packages7
  8. 8. udev 182 • USB auto-suspend enabled for some USB HID • Support much more model specific hotkey keycodes • Security fix (VUL-0: libudev using getenv() in suids) • Some regression fix by missing links in by-path, by-id8
  9. 9. Xorg 1.12.3 • Xinput 2.2 (multitouch) • Smooth scrolling • NVIDIA binary blob compatible • Intel driver 2.20.0enabling new SNA and GLAMOR backendnew UXA bug fixing9
  10. 10. GCC 4.7.1 • Fix crash caused by C++ ABI change • Fix a bunch of broken package build • Rebuild the entire distribution to catch everything10
  11. 11. DE • Gnome 3.4 • KDE 4.8.2 (default) • XFCE 4.10 • LXDE • (Cinnamon) • (Razor-qt)11
  12. 12. Interesting topics on ML • Secure vs usability • /usr merge • CJK default Input method “framework” • Call for new development model • UEFI secure boot • About the Live CDs12
  13. 13. Q&A
  14. 14. Join us on: www.opensuse.org14
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