22. Dec 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!

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We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all openSUSE users and contributors a very merry Christmas and an enjoyable holiday! Thank you all for the great work you’ve done this year and the achievements accomplished.

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Things sure have been busy this last year, and we have accomplished a lot! Here’s just a clipping what happened this year:

  • We had the incredibly successful launch of our news website, news.openSUSE.org.

  • We launched our contributors’ interview series, People of openSUSE, to help you find out about all the people helping to make openSUSE a wonderful experience for users.

  • The release of openSUSE 10.3 was announced; the sum of nearly ten months work.

  • 1-Click-Install was introduced into openSUSE 10.3, resolving a fundamental and long-lasting package management issue: easy installation of software.

  • openSUSE Weekly News was started late in December to give all interested openSUSE users an accessible digest of the things going on in and around the openSUSE community.

  • The Guiding Principles and the first openSUSE board were announced and put into effect.

  • Significant and constant improvements to the openSUSE Build Service, with many milestones reached.

  • The first comprehensive openSUSE contributor survey, by Jan Fredrik, was successfully completed with the results published.

  • A beautiful, accessible and new web design was deployed.

  • Our first ever installable Live CDs were made available.

  • AMD and IP Exchange decided to sponsor the openSUSE project with invaluable resources.

  • The JackLab project made their first public release.

  • Many fruits came to open source and Linux as the result of the SUSE hack week.

  • The openSUSE project attracted many new contributors working in several areas.

  • Web traffic and the number of installations has risen significantly over the last year.

Happy holiday to all of you and happy new year!

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