openSUSE 11.0 beta is coming. This means that all the pieces of the update stack have to be in place by then.
While reading Review: Hat Trick For Fedora 9 Beta, it caught my attention that the author says “Fedora continues to wear the innovation hat” because some of the changes described there. I did not see any killer feature openSUSE 11.0 does not have too, and a few ones are worth to highlight:
Sorry guys, the innovation hat is green. Ok, enough with articles. Lets back to 11.0 beta.
During the last weeks, we have been working on this and now all the pieces start to fall together. Click on any image to see it in full size. Also note that ugly scrollbar in the disk usage is was also fixed already.
You may remember the pattern selector:
New pattern selector:
If you go to the repository view, it was a little boring. openSUSE has the Build Service, which has generated a big community of repositories. Visually, we want to make a difference to the eye if a repo is a normal repository, or the home project of a friend, or a well known repository, or may be a update repository. Result?
The old patch view was confusing. The category column never had space for itself.
So we introduced categories just like in the patterns view.
There are still some details. In that view the reboot patch should not be shown in the default filter, because I don’t have the package the patch fixes installed. For some reason isRelevant() is not working there. Same with the security patch. It shows correctly the fact that the patch is satisfied, but therefore it should be hidden.
In a next post I will write a bit about how patterns, products and patches are handled now, plus other features.