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People of openSUSE: Francis Giannaros

August 10th, 2007 by

Here is another ‘People of openSUSE’ interview: this time you can read Francis Giannaros’ answers!

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openSUSE Bug Slashing This Weekend!

August 10th, 2007 by

bugs.png So openSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 has now been released and it’s looking great. A long-discussed topic on the opensuse-project@opensuse.org (subscribe) mailing list was the suggestion of having a “Bug Slashing” day or weekend. Now we can finally go ahead with that idea.

The aim of the weekend is to try to help developers and packagers by trying to clear up the Bugzilla, finding out which bugs need to be addressed, seeing if particular bugs can be reproduced and how, and where necessary seeing which open 10.2 bugs still apply to current Factory (10.3 Beta1). It’s also the place to ask about a particular bug, or ask any other queries about whether you have found a bug. These days have run very successfully within other projects, so it is certainly time for us to give it a go too!

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LWE 2007 is Over…

August 10th, 2007 by

First I have to praise 10.3 Alpha 7. We had it running on our demo laptops all day, and beside the Konqueror/flash bug and the bug of the all black splash screen when starting OpenOffice (jk :-)) it ran pretty well. Usually I don’t show beta or alpha versions on exhibitions … I can’t wait to get home and try Beta 1, and help on the Bug Slashing weekend!

Anyway, how was LWE in San Francisco? Very good, we met a lot of longtime SUSE users and spread a lot of 10.2 PromoDVDs to new users. Thanks Novell for the support, they had a booth in the main part of the hall. We had some nice talks with the users and other projects, it was really worth to go to LWE this year. Greetings from Seth, see you next year! By the way, happy birthday!