Monday, December 15, 2014

openSUSE 13.2 templates released

Today we released new templates for openSUSE 13.2.

openSUSE 13.2 includes a couple of bug fixes and improvements, some bigger cleanups of YaST as well as the integration of wicked, which replaces old ifup scripts that were used in the past to configure network, and dracut, which replaces mkinitrd. A complete list of features can be found in the openSUSE wiki.

Templates for JeOS, Server, Gnome and KDE desktop appliances for 13.2 can be found on the Create appliance page. Once you picked your favored template you can start configuring it in the appliance editor.

And this is how it looks like in testdrive:

Testdriving openSUSE 13.2 Gnome desktop appliance

Testdriving openSUSE 13.2 KDE desktop appliance

Upgrade path

As usual we are going to provide an upgrade path that smoothens the process of upgrading existing 13.1 appliances to 13.2. We are working on this feature right now and look forward to release it soon.

Have fun

Update (Dez 29 16:42:21 UTC): Upgrade path to openSUSE 13.2 got released. You can now upgrade your old openSUSE appliances to 13.2!


  1. Nice article thanks Honza_redakce

  2. I am waiting for upgrade to 13.2


  3. Replies
    1. That's right. In previous releases openSUSE handled patterns differently than packages, which allowed us to present them in a separate column in the software tab. Since 13.2 patterns are just packages that pull in a couple of other packages.

      That said, you can just search for 'pattern' in the software search field and will get a list of patterns. Their names are prefixed with 'pattern-'

  4. How do I upgrade my existing 13.1 appliance to 13.2? Thanks.

    1. Hi,

      you should see a blue notification with an "Upgrade" button on the start tab of your 13.1 appliance. By clicking on that button you can trigger the upgrade.

  5. enter in your appliance
    then view a message:

    opensuse-13.2 is now available
    and on the right the button "upgrade"


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