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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.

Testing the Current Upstream Linux Kernel

August 15th, 2007 by

Andrew Morton has spoken at different occasions about testing of the Linux kernel and asked users to test the current development version and report their findings.  For our openSUSE releases we have in general a frozen version and add only fixes for bugs that are encountered during testing – but stay with the same version for the lifetime of a release.

With our openSUSE Build Service we build a daily kernel, where we take the current upstream development kernel without any patches (besides those we need for building a RPM).  We do call this the vanilla kernel. It can be downloaded from:
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/Vanilla/SUSE_Factory/

Btw. if you test the vanilla kernel, report any problems to the Linux kernel mailing list (for details check the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/) and not to the openSUSE bugzilla.