openSUSE 12.1 is officially released today. This is a major milestone both for its users and developers, mainly because of new GNOME 3.2, systemd integration, and many other exciting features.
In what is becoming a tradition, we are supporting the new openSUSE release in Studio right from day one. We prepared the usual set of appliance templates — just click on the Create appliance link and select the one you like.
openSUSE 12.1 templates in SUSE Studio
LimitationsIf you explore the configuration options for openSUSE 12.1 in Studio, you may notice that the EC2 format and LVM configuration are not available yet. These will be enabled once we are confident that they work flawlessly with this new release.
Also note that there are a couple of minor known issues:
- Login prompt in text-mode appliances may not be initially visible after boot.
- Loading the list of modified files in testdrive may hang in some cases.
- Building an exported appliance in KIWI can fail when installing the libncurses5 package.
Testdriving openSUSE 12.1 GNOME desktop
Testdriving openSUSE 12.1 KDE desktop
What about upgrade?With previous openSUSE and SLE releases we offered one-click upgrade of your older appliances to the current version, so that you don’t have to re-create them from scratch. We will have this for openSUSE 12.1 as well and plan to release it next week.
Note that while openSUSE 11.4 templates will be removed soon, the existing 11.4 (and older) appliances will work and you will still be able to create them by cloning. Upgrade to 12.1 is optional.
Big thanksThe SUSE Studio team would like to give big thanks to the awesome openSUSE community. They patiently listened to our problems, quickly fixed them, and helped us ensure that everything works smoothly. It would not have been possible to have same-day release of openSUSE 12.1 in Studio without their support.
Now that you know everything go and have a lot of fun with openSUSE 12.1 on SUSE Studio!