Thursday, November 5, 2015

openSUSE Leap 42.1 templates

Today we are happy to announce openSUSE Leap 42.1 templates in SUSE Studio. Leap is the new hybrid distribution release provided by the openSUSE community.

openSUSE Leap is based on sources from both, openSUSE development and SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 codebase, and provides a stable operating system with regular releases.

Studio templates are provided for JeOS, Server, KDE and Gnome and can be adjusted from there on with SUSE Studio. To start with a new Leap appliance, go to the create appliance page and pick a Template.

One of the many changes that come with Leap is that there are no 32 bit packages available that we could use for providing 32 bit templates. That means that unfortunately there won't be any 32 bit templates in Studio for openSUSE Leap.

Testdriving openSUSE Leap 42.1 Gnome desktop appliance

Testdriving openSUSE Leap 42.1 KDE desktop appliance

Upgrade path

As always we are providing an upgrade path that allows you to switch from older openSUSE releases to openSUSE Leap 42.1. This even includes 32 bit appliances, which are converted to 64 bit in the process.

Enjoy building your first Leap appliance!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Preview Feature: Filesystem selection

We're happy to announce that the filesystem selection has been enabled for beta tester.

To become a beta tester you have to "Enable experimental features" in your user account.

Now you're able to choose between ext3, ext4 and BTRFS filesystem in your appliance configuration tab.

The filesystem selection is only available for SLE12 and 13.2 at the moment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP 4 is out

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 4 was released today. It contains lots of software updates and features. For more information have a look at the release notes of our Server and Desktop version.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 templates

SUSE Studio supports the new SUSE Linux Enterprise release from day one. Just click on the Create appliance link after you log in and select the template you'd like to start with.

As always you can configure, build, testdrive and publish your appliance.

Configure SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 GNOME desktop

Testdriving SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 GNOME desktop


SUSE Linux Enterprise SP4 includes a lot of updates like new versions for openSSH and zypper. OpenSSH is constantly improving and gaining new and more secure cipher suites. The newest SUSE Linux Service pack ships with version 6.6p1 of openSSH which includes modern elliptic curve ciphers based on the elliptic curve Curve25519, resulting in public key types Ed25519. Also the new transport cipher "" was added, using the ChaCha20 stream cipher and Poly1305 MAC developed by Dan Bernstein.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 updates also PostgreSQL to Version 9.4 which includes the new JSONB data type for PostgreSQL. With the new data type users no longer have to choose between relational and non-relational data stores: they can have both at the same time. JSONB supports fast lookups and simple expression search queries using Generalized Inverted Indexes (GIN). For more information have a look at the PostgreSQL Wiki.


As usual you can upgrade previous SUSE Linux Enterprise versions to the new Service Pack 4. Just go to the start tab of your appliance and click the Upgrade button at the top bar.

Different than previously, we implemented a step-wise-upgrade. That means, if you currently run on SLES11 SP3 and you want to upgrade to SLES12 you need two steps (SLES11 SP3 -> SLES11 SP4 -> SLES12) and we won't upgrade to the latest version automatically.

First step: Upgrade to SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4

Second step: Upgrade to SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

In case you are not satisfied with the upgrade you can also rollback to your old appliance version. Just click on Undo upgrade at the bottom of the appliance start tab.

Rollback to SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4

Happy building :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


We are planning maintenance on our Studio hardware on Thursday
28.05.2015 between 13.00 and 17.00 o'clock CEST (+0200 UTC).
Please prepare for limited service during that time.


Your SUSE Studio Team

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Google OpenID 2.0 service discontinued

Google discontinues their OpenID 2.0 service, which is responsible for authenticating you using your Google Account in Studio.

So what does it mean for you ? First of all, you are still able to use your Google Account as usual to logon. Since Google OAuth 2.0 replaces OpenID 2.0 for authenticating your account, you might be prompted to re-consent Studio to verify your Google Account. In your user account information page in Studio an additional Google Account using OAuth 2.0 will show up after successful logon. You might delete your old account marked as deprecated.

Enjoy building!

Your Studio Team

Google OpenID 2.0 deprecated information:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

SUSE Studio enabled ec2 image type for SLES 12

We're happy to announce that ec2 image type has been enabled for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 appliances. From now on you can build and upload SLE12 appliances that are base on JeOS or Server template in the Amazon Web Service.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

appliances with libreoffice ... fixed

Dear user, if you were having trouble building an appliance with libreoffice, we want you to know that we have fixed the issue! Please try again and sorry for any trouble.

libreoffice requires bash to be installed before. Usually this is the case, and that is why it got unnoticed until now. Unfortunately this is the case for studio, and then is when we had the issue.

For studio we had commit a workaround so you can build appliances and we had filed a bug on openSUSE 13.2 so that we can work on the issue for the next openSUSE release:

We are sorry for this issue.

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