Wednesday, March 13, 2013

openSUSE 12.3 is here!

openSUSE 12.3 was officially released today. It brings updated desktop environments and software, lot of polishing, a brand new KDE theme, complete systemd integration, and 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 would like to start with.

openSUSE 12.3 templates in SUSE Studio

You can then tweak, build, testdrive and share your 12.3 appliance like any other one.

Testdriving openSUSE 12.3 GNOME desktop

Testdriving openSUSE 12.3 KDE desktop


You can also upgrade your older appliances to 12.3 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 12.3 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 manual 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 the original version by clicking the Undo upgrade link.

Go ahead!

Now that you know everything, go ahead and have a lot of fun with openSUSE 12.3! And share your 12.3 experience with us on our forum (linked with a mailing list).


  1. I upgraded to openSUSE 12.3 and Amazon EC2 image was removed, is it compatible? Any problems?

  2. Just a side note, if we downgrade to openSUSE 12.2 Amazon EC2 becomes active, is this a bug?

  3. @Paulo: We removed EC2 format from 12.3 because low usage of this feature in 12.2 didn't warrant its development cost for 12.3. We'd like to focus our resources at other features that are (or will be) used by more users.

    If you'd like to see EC2 back, I'd suggest to file a request at and get enough people to vote for it.

    1. The other way is to enable beta testing in your account prefrences.

  4. best design and grapichs ilove thank suse..
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  5. nice grapich and best design thanks for suse

  6. For running a 12.3 image via "qemu-kvm", don't forget "-vga vmware". The default (-vga cirrus) does not work.


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