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Chapter 3. New Features
3.1. PAM Configuration
The common PAM configuration files (/etc/pam.d/common-*) are now created and managed with pam-config.
3.2. Basic SELinux Enablement
In addition to AppArmor, SELinux capabilities were added as Technology Preview to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 1, which will allow users to enable SELinux in SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Service Pack 1, if they wish.
What does SELinux basic enablement mean?
The shipped kernel features SELinux support.
We will apply SELinux patches to all «common» userland packages.
The libraries required for SELinux (libselinux, libsepol, libsemanage, etc.) were added to openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise.
However, we are not offering enterprise class support for SELinux at this time; thus we will run QA with SELinux disabled to ensure that SELinux patches do not break the default delivery and the majority of packages.
We will not be shipping SELinux specific tools as part of the default distribution delivery. However, the packages (such as checkpolicy, policycoreutils, selinux-doc) will be available through the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop repositories.
By enabling SELinux in our upcoming codebase, we add missing pieces of code that exist in the community already, and we allow those who wish to use SELinux to do so conveniently without having to replace a large portion of the distribution.
GNOME was updated to the latest version and uses PulseAudio for sound.
SUSE introduced KDE 4 with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 as an innovative free software desktop and applications such as the Konqueror web browser, the Dolphin file manager, the Okular document reader, the System Settings control center and more.
KDE was updated to the latest 4.3.4 version with this Service Pack.
This new version of KDE is built on KDE Libraries which provide easy access to resources on the network by means of KIO and advanced visual capabilities through Qt4. Phonon and Solid. Customers migrating from SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 using KDE are getting a new user experience in version 11 Service Pack 1. We recommend backing up your user home directory when upgrading from SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 1. (Partly based on http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.0/.)
The X server libraries were updated to version 1.6.5. The client libraries were kept the same, except for libgl.
3.4. Systems Management
Improved update stack
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 comes with an improved update stack and the new command line tool zypper to manage the install/update packages and repositories.
Enhanced YaST partitioner
Extended built-in management infrastructure
CIM enablement with SFCB CIMON.
3.5. Kernel and Toolchain
Linux kernel 2.6.32
3.6. Other Changes and Version Updates
EVMS2 was replaced by LVM2
A public statement can be found at http://www.novell.com/linux2/volumemanagement/strategy.html.
The default file system in new installations was changed from ReiserFS to ext3 with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11. A public statement can be found at http://www.novell.com/linux/techspecs.html?tab=0.
EFI enablement on AMD64
SWAP over NFS
3.7. The LibreOffice Suite replaces the OpenOffice.org Packages
OpenOffice.org has been replaced with LibreOffice. If you perform an upgrade, manual interaction is needed, otherwise you will stay with the old OpenOffice.org packages. Future updates will only be prepared and published for LibreOffice. Some parts of the documentation packages still mention 'OpenOffice.org'.