SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP1

Release Notes

These release notes are generic for all SDK 12 SP1 based products.

Publication Date: 2016-12-07, Version: 12.1.20161207

1 SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit (SDK)

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit (SDK) can be used for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED).

Several packages that are either only on SLES or only on SLED, but needed for the SDK, have been added to the SDK for convenience. The presence of those packages on the SDK does not indicate any support or maintenance entitlement. If you only have a support contract for SLED you are not automatically entitled to support for SLES packages on the SDK and vice versa.

As the SDK is targeting SLES and SLED, it may contain packages, which are only useful and can only be installed in combination with one of SLES or SLED, not necessarily with both. This is a feature, not a bug.

You should be able to re-build any package on SLES or SLED with the SDK DVDs. If you are still using the deprecated CDs, please download the DVDs from

If you are missing packages on the DVD, file a bug in the SUSE Bugzilla system ( You may also find additional unsupported packages on openSUSE (


For various technical reasons not all SDK packages are available on all SLES hardware architectures.

The SDK does not come with a maintenance or support entitlement. From time to time SUSE may release package updates and security fixes online.

If you add the SDK during installation, online update repositories for the SDK are added when you register your product.

If you have added the SDK later, run the SUSE Customer Center Configuration in YaST2. This will add the SDK update sources to your configuration. You will not have to re-enter your registration data for this.

2 SDK Features

2.1 Valgrind: Debug support for IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) and Decimal Floating Point

  • Enhanced debugging capabilities for binaries now including System z zEnterprise196 (z196) instructions

  • Improved debugging capabilities for binaries containing dfp instructions

3 Packages and Functionality Changes

3.1 New Packages

3.1.1 Support for Shibboleth Added

The packages necessary to set up Shibboleth authentication were added.

3.2 Updated Packages

3.2.1 Qt 5 Has Been Updated to 5.5.1

The Qt 5 libraries were updated to 5.5.1. Qt 5.5.1 includes new features and security fixes for known vulnerabilities over Qt 5.3.2 (the version initially shipped in SP1).

Among other security fixes, the new version includes a fix for the Qt WebEngine's Weak Diffie-Hellman vulnerability (CVE-2015-4000).

New features include:

  • Update of Qt WebEngine which updates the includes Chromium snapshot to version 40

  • New modules to extend 3D APIs (Qt Canvas 3D and Qt 3D)

  • Improvements in the QML engine which is the basis of Qt Quick

  • Improvements in the Qt Multimedia module

  • Many other features and bugfixes

4 Providing Feedback to Our Products

On the top level of the first product medium you will find a detailed ChangeLog file. For more information, also see the READMEs there.

In case of encountering a bug, please report it through your support contact.

Your SUSE Linux Enterprise Team

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