Wednesday, December 16, 2015

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 is out

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1 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 12 SP1 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.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 GNOME

Testdriving SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 GNOME desktop

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

New Packages
SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 includes now OpenJDK 8. SLE12 was having only the version 7 of OpenJDK. The customers that needed higher version of Java did not have a solution. But don't worry if you still need the OpenJDK 7 packages! OpenJDK 8 was added as an alternative along with OpenJDK 7 so that customers that need it can still use it. They are still available handled by alternatives.

Updates
The latest version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 updates also PostegreSQL to Version 9.4 which introduces the new pg_update feature. The new pg_update feature simplifies and speeds up the migration to a new PostgreSQL version. For detailed information, please have look at our release notes.

Furthermore the Python script interpreter was updated to version 2.7.9. Main feature is a improved SSL module which has better security checking of X509 certificates used in SSL/TLS communication.

Upgrade
As usual you can upgrade previous SUSE Linux Enterprise versions to the new Service Pack 1. Just go to the start tab of your appliance and click the Upgrade button at the top bar.

Upgrade to SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 from SLES 12

Upgrade to SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1

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.

Happy building :)

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

Updates

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 "chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com" 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.

Upgrade

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

Maintenance

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.

Thanks!

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

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Google OpenID 2.0 deprecated information: 
https://developers.google.com/accounts/docs/OpenID2
 

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.

 
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