There is definitely something i’m not getting about this issue.
it’s known that since 10.1 and openSUSE suffers horrible bugs in it’s package management system and it’s the only distro that i know of that when installing it you get advised to totally dump your entire package management system and use a new one ie. SMART .
so why don’t they just put it as a default choice if users are comfortable with ?
I know that the GUI for smart is not good enough but the base system is just awesome .. some say it’s even better than Debian’s apt-get and Fedora’s Yum according to there case studies .
wasn’t it easier to integrate smart in Yast and creat a new GUI for it instead of creating a whole new system .
The new system may be good or even better than smart , BUT it’s new and it will need a lot of testing and loooong hours of hard working it’s just doesn’t make any sense to me.
I always loved openSUSE but just couldn’t get along with it’s pkg mgr and always reverted back to Ubuntu.
a lot of people including me are waiting for the new openSUSE 10.3 next month and honestly i think that this is openSUSE’s last chance , 3 versions in a raw with the same problems can’t be good at all .