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This is just the initial version of the release notes for the forthcoming openSUSE 11.4.
If you upgrade from an older version to this openSUSE release, see previous release notes listed here: http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Release_Notes
These release notes cover the following areas:
Installation: Read this if you want to install the system from scratch.
General: Information that everybody should read.
System Upgrade: Issues related to the process if you run a system upgrade from the previous release to this openSUSE version.
Technical: This section contains a number of technical changes and enhancements for the experienced user.
Installation Quick Start guides you step-by-step through the installation process.
In Start-Up, find information about installation and basic system configuration.
Reference covers deployment, administration, and system configuration in detail and explains how to set up various network services.
KDE and GNOME Quick Start give a short introduction to the desktops and some key applications running on it.
The KDE and GNOME User Guide guide you through using and configuring the desktops and help you perform key tasks.
The Application Guide introduces you to the key desktop applications such as browsers. e-mail clients, office applications and collaboration tools as well as graphics and multimedia applications.
The Security Guide introduces basic concepts of system security, covering both local and network security aspects.
To reduce security risks, the CIFS service is no longer enabled by default.
To enable it, start the YaST System Services (Runlevel) editor and configure the cifs service.
The syslog-ng package is built with SQL support enabled, packaged as a module in the syslog-ng-sql sub-package. The SQL module uses DBI, a database-independent abstraction layer in C and allows writing log data into several databases with DBI support.
At the moment, it is not recommended to use sqlite3 as the database, because a re-open of the database does not work with current DBI drivers. The issue seems to be fixed in the libdbi development version, but shipping this version would break other packages.