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People of openSUSE: Keith Kastorff

November 30th, 2007 by

The ‘People of openSUSE’ publishes this week one more interesting interview, one of the most active openSUSE community members – Keith Kastorff – the man who has his own Beagle and spends his time helping people at SUSE Forums.

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ATI RadeonHD Driver: First Release!

November 30th, 2007 by

The X Window System developer team at SUSE has released version 1.0.0 of the ATI Radeon R5xx and R6xx chipset driver it has been developing over the past few months for Novell’s technology partner AMD.

The source code was initially released to the public on September 18th. Since then numerous features have been added to the driver and numerous issues have been fixed in cooperation with the free software community.

Packages can be found in the openSUSE Build Service, and more information is available on our X.org wiki page.

Novell Open Audio: AutoBuild/Build Service

November 29th, 2007 by
Novell Open Audio

As part of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Michael Schröder and Andreas Bauer about the openSUSE Build Service, our powerful cross-distribution package build system. They discuss a bunch of updates which happened over the year since last coverage, what is being worked on currently and a little bit on how you can have your projects hosted on the service.

Annual Desktop Linux Survey by The Linux Foundation – 3 Days Left for Participation

November 28th, 2007 by

The survey is designed to pinpoint areas of user need in order to focus development efforts and accelerate the global adoption of Linux desktops and clients. It will be conducted till November 30, 2007. Survey results will be made publicly available shortly after it concludes. The survey is available here.

Have a lot of fun!

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 1

November 28th, 2007 by
news

We are very glad to be able to announce the first ever issue of the openSUSE Weekly News newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is to summarise all the finer details occurring in and around the openSUSE Community. This issue covers:

  • YaST documentation now in public SVN
  • Joint GNOME/KDE public packaging day coming up
  • PulseAudio in the works for openSUSE
  • KWIN Composite updates
  • Distribution, Build Service and Communication Status Updates
  • In Tips and Tricks: How to install openSUSE on a Mac Mini, and how to get Screenlets on openSUSE.

openSUSE Education: First Milestones Reached!

November 26th, 2007 by
openSUSE Edu

The openSUSE-Education project has been setup to support schools and universities using openSUSE. The project will create additional software packages, additional installation repositories and give community based support.

The project members would like to invite everyone interested to the next IRC-Meeting in #opensuse-edu on Tuesday

2007/11/27 18:00 CET (17:00 GMT)

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People of openSUSE: Klaas Freitag

November 24th, 2007 by

The ‘People of openSUSE’ team had the pleasure to interview Klaas Freitag – a Novell employee working as an architect in the department responsible for the Build Service, and an active KDE contributor being a KDE e.V. board member.

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New openSUSE Packages: KDE 4.0 RC1, KOffice 2 Alpha5, Firefox 3.0 Beta

November 24th, 2007 by

The release of KDE 4.0 RC1, KOffice 2 Alpha 5, and Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 were all announced in the last week. As always, openSUSE packages are available in the openSUSE Build Service via 1-Click-Install. The openSUSE-based KDE development live CD “KDE Four Live” has also been updated.

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openSUSE KDE/GNOME Packaging Day: 30th November / 1st December

November 21st, 2007 by
Packaging

The GNOME and KDE teams have teamed up to provide two packaging days, from November 30th until December 1st (from any timezone to any timezone). It will take place on IRC in the #opensuse-buildservice channel.

We will help interested newcomers and already experienced packagers in learning all the little tricks and bits needed for creating good openSUSE packages of your favourite application with the openSUSE Build Service. A little existing experience in compiling software from source is recommended, and the wiki page also lists several other useful things to read.

So join our effort in creating more packages for your favourite Linux Distribution!

Dirk Mueller and Michael Wolf

Status Mail Highlights

November 21st, 2007 by

The highlights of this week’s status mails, for your convenience as a news article!

  • We are working on a new LiveCD with updated packages (beta version here).
  • Unfortunately the online update last weekend caused some problems, so we are thinking about how to avoid this next time. More information on this soon.
  • FOSDEM 2008 planing started, join the discussion later this week on the opensuse-project mailinglist. Great news from the OBS team: Klaas wrote a 6 page article for the German Linux Magazine about the Build Service!

More information is available in the specific mailing list posts; if you are not subscribed to the mailinglists you can also read them in the archive. Here are the direct links to the mails: