Update on 12.2 RC1
[Update: the bug in crypto handling appears to be fixed. There is a solution listed in the discussion of bug 770890, and tests have shown it to be working.]
I have been testing opensuse 12.2 RC1 (that’s release candidate 1) for a week now. And I have not come across any serious problems other than the one reported in my earlier post. And even that earlier problem can be worked around and won’t affect most users. I am expecting it to be fixed by the final 12.2 release, though I have no certainty of that.
It is looking as if 12.2 will be a very good version. There have been a few bugs reported at opensuse forums, but fewer than is usual at this stage of testing. I had a problem with KDE on my oldest slowest system with Beta1, but that problem no long exists. The was a problem in Beta2 on my desktop, where I could not open “System Settings” in Gnome, but that problem is no longer present in RC1.
There is now better support for ecryptfs in RC1. I did have a minor problem there. The order of the pam entries appeared to be wrong, so that the private directory was not automatically mounted on login. But that’s still a lot better than the ecryptfs support for earlier versions.
I will be looking forward to RC2, and the final release, probably in September.