Release roundup: KDE 4.2, OpenSuse 11.1, Fedora 10 …
It may be nearing the end of the year but new releases show no signs of slowing down. The big release this past week was Fedora 10, six months after the release of Fedora 9. The latest release has already garnered a good selection of positive reviews and Red Hat’s chief Jim Whitehurst took the time to pen a congratulatory note to the Fedora team, announcing that he’d already installed a copy himself.
Also out this week was the first beta of KDE 4.2 with a handful of new plasma widgets and desktop effects. The Plasma desktop can now also load Google Gadgets and multi-screen support has been greatly improved.
For OpenSuse fans, a release candidate for OpenSuse 11.1 was released this week as well. With the final release of OpenSuse 11.1 planned for December 18, this is the final testing version before that pre-Christmas launch. Although the release includes a number of cool new apps, including the latest Amarok 2.0 release candidate, the one change that is getting attention is the new licence. From now on users will not have to agree to an end user licence agreement (EULA) before they can install OpenSuse, thanks to the simplified licence process.
Also, looking a little further back to Sunday, the first alpha release of Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope was made by that community.