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!


  1. It won't. Leap is 64 bit only. Thus we can not provide 32 bit templates.

  2. KDE template is different from default KDE on Leap. Even the display manager in template is KDM not SDDM.

    1. Thanks for the pointer. I've changed it now. Generally speaking it's not intended that the Studio templates completely fit the official openSUSE images.
      It's rather ment as a starting point for creating personalized KDE / Gnome images.

      Though there might be unintended differences like the one you have found;-) Thanks again

  3. Please provide templates for other DEs (Cinnamon, MATE, XFCE, LXDE/LXQt)!


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