Selecting a Base Template

After you log in to SUSE Studio for the first time, you need to select one of the available base templates on which to build your first appliance. A base template determines the operating system your appliance is based on, which packages will be initially selected, and the processor architecture.

Selecting from Available Base Templates

Each operating system offers different choices of base templates:

openSUSE 12.1 The current release of openSUSE. Choose from:

  • Just enough OS (JeOS), a minimalistic template.
  • Server, a text-only system suited for servers, but with a larger imprint than JeOS.
  • Minimal X, adding an X server, and preconfigured with IceWM and XDM. This is an ideal template for building on an alternative DM/WM such as LXDE or XFCE.
  • GNOME desktop, preconfigured with a minimal GNOME 3.2 desktop and GDM.
  • KDE 4 desktop, preconfigured with a minimal KDE 4.7 desktop and KDM.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 Contains version 11 with service pack 2 of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop. Base templates include:

  • JeOS,
  • Server,
  • Minimal X,
  • GNOME desktop, with GNOME 2.28,
  • KDE 4 desktop, with KDE 4.3,
  • SLES for VMware, branded for use with VMware servers.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4 Contains version 10 with service pack 4 of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop. SLE10 has a more limited set of base templates:

  • Server,
  • GNOME desktop, with GNOME 2.12,
  • KDE 3 desktop, with KDE 3.5.