Sabtu, 29 September 2012

OpenSUSE 12.2 In Suse Studio


openSUSE 12.2 was officially released today. It brings updated desktop environments and other software, adds many speedups across the board, offers nicer boot experience with GRUB2 and Plymouth, and contains many other features.

As usual, SUSE Studio supports the new openSUSE release from day one. Just click the Create appliance link after you log in and select the template you like to start with.

openSUSE 12.2 templates in SUSE Studio

Limitations

You may notice that our cloud formats (EC2 and Azure) are not available for openSUSE 12.2. We are still making changes in Studio code necessary to support them. Once we'll make sure everything works smoothly, we'll enable them.

We also switched-off one-click WebYaST integration because WebYaST in openSUSE 12.2 has a critical bug that prevents users to log in. Once a fixed version is pushed into the update channel, we will enable the support on Studio side.

Testdriving openSUSE 12.2 GNOME desktop
Testdriving openSUSE 12.2 KDE desktop

Upgrade

You can upgrade your older appliances to 12.2 easily. Just go to the Start tab and click the Upgrade button in the bar at the top.


Studio will try to change repositories in your appliance to their 12.2 equivalents and add or remove few packages to ensure everything works smoothly. You can see what exactly was done in the log accessible from the bar at the bottom of the Start tab.


Sometimes the upgraded appliance will need few tweaks to work. Just inspect the log, see what was changed, and apply any additional adjustments.

If you are not satisfied with the upgrade, you can always revert to original version by clicking the Undo upgrade link.

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