EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

09.19.09

Novell News Summary – Part I: OpenSUSE 11.2 Reaches 7th Milestone, Conference Takes Place

Posted in GNU/Linux, KDE, Novell, OpenSUSE at 1:49 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Big lizard
Photo from Jenny Roll

Summary: News about OpenSUSE, of which there’s a moderate amount this week

THE LINUX Foundation’s Developer Network has published this new technical article about the OpenSUSE Build Service (OBS), which should not be too surprising given previous stories about the Linux Foundation and OBS. LWN has meanwhile made available to non-subscribers the following article about long-term support for OpenSUSE. It’s old news by now, but LWN has good articles in general.

Here are some more bits of material on OBS, courtesy of Pascal.

Marcus “}-Tux-{” Hüwe and I have been busy the last weeks to set up an openSUSE Build Service instance for Packman. While doing so, I wrote a few little scripts to monitor what is going on as far as building, the scheduler queue and such are concerned.

Yet more information about OBS is mostly technical this week.

This article explains how to setup all parts of the openSUSE buildservice. It will describe the needed steps to get it running with the latest sourcecode from svn, ready to use it and develop it.

The news about Shuttle’s latest OpenSUSE boxes might carry on for a while longer. APC Magazine wrote about it:

Other features for the machine include a 160GB HDD, 1.3-megapixel webcam, memory card reader, mic, and stereo speakers. Shuttle made the all-in-one a scant little rig with a thickness of 3.6 cm, that’s hardly fatter than most notebooks. The machine is available to purchase right now (though only in Europe so far, it seems) from Shuttle for EUR 444 ($AUD749).

ThomasNet did its usual thing posting the press releases under different headlines 1-2 weeks after their original arrival. Here’s the one from Shuttle.

Shuttle Inc., market leader in the Mini-PC sector and manufacturer of Multi-Form-Factor solutions, is now supplying its X50 All-in-One PC platform with pre-installed Linux operating system.

“ELMSHORN, Germany” is said to be the source of this press release and meanwhile, in Nuernberg, there’s this news about last week’s long downtime. Many prior warnings were published about this.

Downtime is planned from 2009-09-11 20:00 CEST (18:00 UTC) until 2009-09-14 10:00 CEST (08:00 UTC). So it might become a long weekend especially for developers – but we plan to avoid restrictions for endusers during this downtime.

Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier announced milestone 7 of OpenSUSE 11.2 just over a week ago and some OpenSUSE folks wrote down tips for it. Michal Hrušecký wrote about testing it “safely”.

One member of openSUSE Community started very interesting project I want to inform you about. What is it about? It is publicly available virtual machine with openSUSE Milestone. So if you want to test how openSUSE 11.2 would look like without installing it on your computer or just want to show your friends why should they use openSUSE then this project let’s you do so easily.

Gabriel Stein wrote a very extensive batch of posts about OpenSUSE 11.2. It includes:

The stable release of OpenSUSE, namely 11.1, has gotten KDE 4.3.1 (just over a week ago in fact).

Although openSUSE 11.2 is still two months away updated openSUSE 11.1 KDE4 Reloaded images previewing some changes are available now. They are respins of openSUSE 11.1 including KDE 4.3.1, Firefox 3.5 and all the online updates which have been released for openSUSE 11.1.

OpenSUSE will also entertain a “KDE Showcase” at the OpenSUSE Conference which Novell is finally promoting.

This week there is the openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg. There is a lot of activity planned, and as there will be quite some people there from both the KDE and openSUSE communities, I thought it would be a good idea to use that opportunity to work on a project I always wanted to spend some time on: Creating a KDE Showcase.

I am running an alpha of Kubuntu on my main machine, along with KDE 4.3.1. I warmly recommend it. It’s wonderful. In fact, OpenSUSE’s decision to go with KDE4 by default was probably a smart one, particularly given the maturity of KDE 4.3 (and subsequent versions).

There was a good deal of promotion of LXDE this week. It mostly comes from the OpenSUSE Web site, e.g.:

openSUSE-LXDE Live CD 1.0.

[...]

That features asks to provide LXDE into OSS repo, and to made that installable from DVD media like XFCE.

Holger Sickenberg wrote about the establishment of a Core Test Team for the OpenSUSE project:

Our call to apply for the openSUSE Core Test Team end of July attract a great deal of attention. So we got applications from nearly 50 members out of the openSUSE community, much more than expected.

Some users of OpenSUSE offer advice and recommendations, whereas leaders like Andreas Jaeger do a batch of interviews. Here is Jaeger’s new interview with the guys at Linux Format.

With the OpenSUSE Conference in full swing, we caught up with Andreas Jaeger, Program Manager for the distro. Read on for his opinions on the new eight month release process, the controversial KDE-as-default decision, and how distros can work better together.

There is another interview with Jaeger over at Tux Journal.

One interesting initiative is the Webfrontend to YaST which will allow both local and remote administration of a system. openSUSE 11.2 is supposed to see the first few modules for this.

For closing we have this latest Open Audio episode with Erin Quill and Zonker. Weekly News got published too, despite the outage.

In this Week:

* openSUSE Conference: Social Events
* Make Tech Easier/Joshua Price: 8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts
* Update to VirtualBox-3.0.6-OSE
* Holger Sickenberg: openSUSE Core Test Team Established

Reports from the OpenSUSE Conference will probably arrive very soon.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. Links 24/4/2014: OpenPower Foundation, Core Infrastructure Initiative

    Links for the day



  2. Microsoft's and Bill Gates' Biggest Patent Troll (Intellectual Ventures) Suffers Setback and Nokia is Dead While Patents Scattered to Microsoft Patent Proxies

    Microsoft's patent collectors (trolls) are to have a feast with Nokia patents while Intellectual Ventures, Microsoft's largest patent proxy, continues to attack companies including Motorola



  3. Patent Racketeering Continues With Nadella: Motorola the Latest to Join the FUD Campaign

    Nadella continues Ballmer's campaign of intimidation and alienation, showing that nothing has changed at Microsoft, not even the FUD



  4. Links 23/4/2014: GNOME Maps Application, LG in Headlines

    Links for the day



  5. Links 22/4/2014: More GNU/Linux Gains, Syria Updates

    Links for the day



  6. Links 21/4/2014: New Games for GNU/Linux, Some NatSec Politics

    Links for the day



  7. Site Focus for The Remainder of the Year

    What we plan for the rest of 2014 and why



  8. Links 20/4/2014: EFF FOSS, Easter Drone Strikes, Copyright Industry Fear of Google

    Links for the day



  9. Links 19/4/2014: Slow Easter News Day

    Links for the day



  10. Links 18/4/2014: New KDE, Kubuntu, and More

    Links for the day



  11. Some Perspective on Heartbleed®

    Our views on the whole Heartbleed® bonanza, which seems like partly a PR stunt (for multiple stakeholders)



  12. Microsoft is Leaving Windows -- Including Vista 8.1 -- Vulnerable to Non-Government Crackers, Not Only to NSA

    Microsoft makes it ever more evident that securing users of Windows is not at all a priority, and perhaps not even a desire



  13. Links 17/4/2014: Android RDP, New Ubuntu, RHEL 7 Milestone

    Links for the day



  14. Racing to 1984: Mass Surveillance, Cracking, 'Targeted' Assassinations, and Illegal Torture

    Links for the day



  15. More Microsoft Subsidies to Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures

    Microsoft hands money to Bill Gates' close friend who is the world's largest patent troll



  16. Aiding Microsoft Under the Disguise of 'Pro-FOSS'

    Not everything which is FOSS necessary becomes, by virtue of existence, a positive contribution, as we are constantly reminded by projects that help proprietary software and/or restrictions get a strong grip on FOSS



  17. Links 16/4/2014: Red Hat PR, Ubuntu LTS Imminent

    Links for the day



  18. Links 15/4/2014: Lots of PCLinuxOS Releases, Ukraine Updates

    Links for the day



  19. Apple and Microsoft Actively Lobbying Against Patent Reform in the US

    Apple and Microsoft are reportedly intervening/interfering with US law in order to ensure that the law is Free/libre software-hostile



  20. Lawsuit by Microsoft Shareholder Targets Fine for Crimes Rather Than the Crimes Themselves

    A new lawsuit by a Microsoft shareholder shows everything that's wrong with today's model of accountability, where those who are responsible for crimes are accused of not avoiding fines rather than committing the crimes



  21. Public Institutions Must Dump PRISM-Associated Software

    Another reminder that taxpayers-subsidised services should refuse, as a matter of principle, to pay anything for -- let alone deploy -- proprietary software with back doors



  22. GNU/Linux News: The Opportunities Amid XP EOL

    Links for the day



  23. Microsoft Gets Its Money's Worth From Xamarin: PlayStation 4 Now Polluted by Microsoft

    The Trojan horse of Microsoft, Xamarin, is pushing .NET into Microsoft's console competitor



  24. After Brendan Eich Comes Chris Beard

    Having removed Brendan Eich using bullying and blackmail tactics, his foes inside Mozilla achieved too little as we have yet another man (coming from inside Mozilla) acting as CEO



  25. Healthcare News: Free Software in Health, Humanitarian Causes

    Links for the day



  26. Links 14/4/2014: MakuluLinux, Many Games, More Privacy News and Pulitzer Prize for NSA Revelations

    Links for the day



  27. TechBytes Episode 87: Catching up With Surveillance (NSA, GCHQ et al.)

    The first audio episode in a very long time covers some of the latest happenings when it comes to privacy and, contrariwise, mass surveillance



  28. Server News: KVM, ElasticHosts, Other GNU/Linux Items, and Open Network Linux

    Links for the day



  29. Hardware News: Freedom, Modding, Hackability on the Rise

    Links for the day



  30. Distributions News: GNU/Linux Distros

    Links for the day


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts