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Utah Open Source Conference

August 30th, 2007 by

Stephen Shaw from Novell sent us some information about the upcoming Utah Open Source Conference! Thanks Stephen

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YaST Independence From YCP

August 29th, 2007 by

The openSUSE 10.3 Beta 2 release brought down another major obstacle in developing YaST: the famous YCP language is not strictly needed for the YaST development anymore. A developer can use Perl, and to lesser extent, Python or Ruby.

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People of openSUSE: Andreas Jaeger

August 28th, 2007 by

Today we present the interview with Andreas Jaeger, Director Platform/openSUSE and also the very first person who came up with the idea to launch the project ‘People of openSUSE’.

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Quickies: Beta 2 Report, i18n Stats, AppArmor Features, openSUSE-Education, Brazilian IRC Merger

August 27th, 2007 by

tuxmachines.org provides again a report about the latest openSUSE Beta releases – more screenshot galleries are linked on the “In the Press” wiki page. Rune has announced an own translation statistics page where you can watch the localization teams struggling for the top positions. A detailed list of new AppArmor features and changes in openSUSE 10.3 has been posted to the opensuse-packaging mailing list. The openSUSE-Education project has been featured in this ZDNet.com blog. The Brazilian Portuguese IRC channel #suse-br has been merged into the general Portuguese IRC channel #opensuse-pt.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: New Package Management

August 26th, 2007 by

openSUSE 10.3 is set to contain a new, significantly improved and more mature package management stack by default. ZMD, the package management component causing problems in SUSE Linux 10.1 and to a lesser extent in openSUSE 10.2, has been completely removed and is now replaced by the new libzypp and its tools. Today we’ll be taking a look at the new package management and talking to Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett, one of the central libzypp developers.

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2007 Desktop Linux Survey Results Revealed

August 24th, 2007 by

Some interesting data on the dektop usage of Linux. What’s striking is that popularity of openSUSE almost doubled form roughly 10% in 2006 to close to 20% in 2007 survey.

openSUSE 10.3 Beta 2 Has Been Released

August 23rd, 2007 by

The openSUSE Team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3 Beta 2. Though this release should not be used on any production machines, everyone can help shape this release by testing out installations and much more. For more information on the release schedule, take a look at the Roadmap.

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Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: 1-Click Install

August 21st, 2007 by

Today we are taking a look at the new One-Click Install technology which aims to simplify package management for users. We will see how this is integrated into the openSUSE Build Service and we’ll have a talk with Benjamin Weber, the original author and maintainer of One-Click Install.

One-Click Install: Hassle-Free Installation of Software

openSUSE contains thousands of packages that are often spread across various repositories. Great places like the Packman project, Guru’s RPM site and of course the openSUSE Build Service provide thousands of packages for openSUSE users. The problem, however, is frequently the hassle of locating the package, adding the repository that contains it, and then finally installing the package. This can be a tiresome process particularly if you are intending to use many packages from different repositories (say, in the Build Service).

One Click Install removes this hassle.

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People of openSUSE: Martin Schlander

August 16th, 2007 by

Here is the interview with Martin Schlander, also known as ‘cb400f’, from Denmark. Have fun reading it!

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OpenOffice.org Build Service Repositories Restructured

August 15th, 2007 by

Petr Mladek has announced three openSUSE Build Service projects for SUSE Linux 10.1 to openSUSE 10.3 and SLED 10 which obsolete the older OpenOffice.org project: OpenOffice.org:STABLE from now on provides the latest stable version (currently 2.2.1); OpenOffice.org:UNSTABLE provides packages of the latest preview of OpenOffice 2.3 built from the same sources as Factory; OpenOffice.org:EXTRAS provides some extras like dictionaries and templates to be used with both other repositories. He is also looking for co-maintainers to keep the stuff up to date and to improve it.