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Nice Trick to Use api.opensuse.org Native With KDE Apps

July 18th, 2007 by

People who are using curl and some editor to download files from api.opensuse.org, edit them and upload them again via curl should have a look on the simple kwrite application.

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New Project Manager for the Distribution

July 18th, 2007 by

I’m glad to announce that I have given over my responsibilities for the openSUSE distribution to Stephan Kulow <coolo@suse.de>. As from now on Stephan is project manager for the openSUSE distribution.

Stephan – known also as Coolo – the “born release dude”, has been with Novell/SUSE for five years. Before that he worked on Linux distributions at Caldera.  His wide experience in Linux includes the dinosaurs (called s390), desktop technology (KDE), several build systems (including his own at Caldera), and SUSE tools like package translation.

Stephan’s first challenge will be the release of openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6 and I fear I’ve left him some nuts to crack.  Having worked with Stephan for many years, we can expect nothing but an excellent openSUSE 10.3
release. ;-)

Btw. in my new function as Director of Platform and openSUSE, I’ll stay involved with openSUSE.

Release Management Support for openSUSE Build Service

July 18th, 2007 by

The openSUSE Build Service allows from now on more control about what to do with built packages. You can for example switch of the publishing of packages to the ftp server and mirrors, when you prepare a major update in your project.

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Announcing ENOS 2007

July 12th, 2007 by

The acronym ENOS stands for ‘Encontro Nacional de openSUSE’, a Portuguese expression which can be translated to ‘National openSUSE Meeting’, an event meant to unite the Portuguese openSUSE users.

The first ENOS will take place on the first of Setember (01/09/2007) at Caldas da Rainha, Leiria, Portugal, hosted and promoted by Carlos Gonçalves, with the support of the Caldas Rainha Network.

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Hack Week Award Winners

July 9th, 2007 by

The winners of Novell’s Hack Week have been announced. The main purpose of Hack Week was for everone to follow his passion, and the awards are really just a “bonus.” Nonetheless, the awards were taken very seriously and many hours were spent the last two days carefully selecting the winners. With so many great projects, it was an extremely difficult choice. There were many “close calls,” and so if you didn’t win, take heart. See who has won.

KDE 4.0 Alpha 2 Released

July 4th, 2007 by

KDE 4.0 Alpha 2 has been released during Akademy 2007 where also was announced that Novell has become a “Patron of KDE”. Unofficial packages for openSUSE 10.2 are available in the openSUSE Build Service and it has also been submitted into Factory for the upcoming openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 6. If you want to test-drive KDE 4.0 Alpha 2: the openSUSE based KDE Four Live CD has been updated.