Tuesday, November 19, 2013

openSUSE 13.1

Today the openSUSE Team released openSUSE 13.1. The new release provides many bug fixes and polishing, the new OpenStack Havana release and YaST ported to ruby. The complete list of features can be seen in the openSUSE wiki.

You will find new templates for JeOS, Server, Gnome and KDE desktop appliances on the Create appliance page. Once you picked your favored template you can start configuring it in the appliance editor.

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

Testdriving openSUSE 13.1 Gnome desktop

Testdriving openSUSE 13.1 KDE desktop

SUSE Cloud integration

openSUSE 13.1 comes with the SUSE Cloud integration option that you might already know from our SUSE Linux Enterprise templates. Read our previous blog post to learn more about SUSE Cloud and SUSE Studio's cloud integration.


We introduced this feature with the last SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 release. With 13.1 it will also be available for openSUSE. You can enable UEFI support at the Configuration -> Appliance tab of your appliance. This feature is only available for 64-bit appliances.

Check the Enable support for UEFI secure boot box and Studio will add the required packages and configuration data to your appliance. Note that UEFI enabled images may not boot on non-UEFI hardware.


As usual you can upgrade previous openSUSE versions to the new 13.1 release. At the top bar of the start tab of your appliance you will find the Upgrade button.

If 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.

Enjoy the new 13.1!
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