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openSUSE 10.2 Changelog & Version Highlights

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There are many informative and complete reviews of openSUSE 10.2 already published, some with nice screenshots, so I don't see the point in writing yet another. However, for those interested, I have compiled a small report (for lack of a better word) on some of the notable contents of the Changelog and some package version highlights.

Changelog Highlights since RC1:

++++ xgl-hardware-list:

- added another ATI card usable with radeon driver
* U 1002:4e50 # MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700 (M10/M11 4E50)
* 1002:4e44 # RADEON 9700 PRO (R300 4E44)
* 1002:4e47 # FireGL X1 (R300 4E47)
* 1002:5960 # RV280 5960
* 1002:5961 # RV280 5961

++++ xine-lib:

- Security fix for #224813: Potential buffer overflow for real media.

++++ MozillaFirefox:

- Change download bookmark (#224431).
- Rename bookmark folder to openSUSE.
- Sync from Buildservice with following critical fixes
* Rearrange Bookmarks to pass trademark review.
- Fix tango theme

++++ release-notes:

- 10.2.15:
* PDF manuals on DVD and FTP server only.

++++ cups-drivers:

- another fix for gutenprint: A4 on some epson printers broken

++++ kdebase3:

- set all logout/shutdown/restart delays to 30 seconds
- install ~/.kde/share/apps/kicker/Home.desktop not only for new
users but also on upgrade
- correctly handle media mounted on startup (#223413)
- switch back to SuSE colorscheme (#223527)
- make more SUSEgreeter text fit into window

++++ opensuse-updater:

- enable install button when updates are available (#218182)
- provide icon in various sizes, they doesn't look bad scaled now.
- new busy icon, which look different than the not-found con.

++++ qtcurve-gtk2:

- Fix crashes when leaving menubar on x86_64 machines (#223674)

++++ bootsplash-theme-SuSE:

- use different opensuse logo [#215675]

++++ glibc:

- Fix for Brazilian and Wester Australia timezone DSTs [#213375,#223196]

++++ Full Changelog since RC1.


RPM Highlights (Software Versions):

  • kernel-source-2.6.18.2-34

  • xorg-x11-7.2-26
  • gcc-4.1.3-29
  • perl-5.8.8-32
  • python-2.5-19
  • gtk2-2.10.6-13
  • qt3-3.3.7-12
  • libqt4-4.2.1-18
  • glib2-2.12.4-15
  • rpm-4.4.2-76
  • kdebase3-3.5.5-78
  • gnome-desktop-2.16.1-28
  • gimp-2.2.13-29
  • gaim-1.5.0-85
  • MozillaFirefox-2.0-30
  • OpenOffice_org-2.0.4-38
  • amarok-1.4.4-28
  • flash-player-7.0.68.0-16
  • helix-banshee-0.11.2-17.i586

  • neverball-1.4.0-48
  • wesnoth-1.1.12-5
  • frozen-bubble-2.0.0-14
  • apache2-2.2.3-20
  • php5-5.2.0-10
  • mysql-5.0.26-12
  • Full RPM List
  • Full Add-on RPM List

Most Annoying Bugs List:

  • Sound does not work on PowerPC Macs.

  • Problem with text-mode installation; work-around: "install in English".
  • Because of loads A Net Installation may have a problem with no root login/password

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