Opensuse updating to 12 1
The ISO has the advantages of an easy install package, the ability to operate even if the user's network card does not work "out of the box", and less experience needed (i.e., an inexperienced Linux user may not know whether or not to install a certain package, and the ISO offers several preselected sets of packages).
The initial stable release from the open SUSE Project, SUSE Linux 10.0, was available for download just before the retail release of SUSE Linux 10.0.
And I noted that python-gimagereader picked up the dependencies libbonobo, libbonoboui, libgnome, libgnomecanvas-2.0, libgnomeui, libgtkspell0, python-bonobo, python-egg, python-enchant, python-gnome-extras, python-gnomecanvas, python-gtkspell, python-imaging-sane, python-orbit, python-popular.
I had seen reference to other GNU/Linux distributions install leptonica, but as far as I can determine, neither lpetonica-tools nor liblept2 (both packaged for open SUSE) are needed.
The community project offers a rolling release version called open SUSE Tumbleweed, which is continuously updated with tested, stable packages.On open SUSE-12.1 for scanning and OCR I have installed Tesseract-ocr and g Image Reader .I like the capability to be able to conduct OCR of French, German and English languages, especially since I am an expatriate living abroad.In the past, the SUSE Linux company had focused on releasing the SUSE Linux Personal and SUSE Linux Professional box sets which included extensive printed documentation that was available for sale in retail stores.The company's ability to sell an open source product was largely due to the closed-source development process used.