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Novell Open Audio: Fixing Security Problems in Linux

December 7th, 2007 by
Novell Open Audio

For the last issue of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Marcus Meißner, team lead of the SUSE security team, to learn about the processes triggered by a security incidence, proactive source code audits, teaching developers how to write more secure software and AppArmor.

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha0

December 6th, 2007 by

We’d like to kick start the development of openSUSE 11.0 by releasing the current state of Factory as an Alpha0 release. Since the release of 10.3, we checked in 2187 packages including fundamental package updates such as:

  • gcc 4.3.0
  • kernel 2.6.24-rc4
  • X.org 7.3
  • KDE 3.5.8
  • KDE 4.0 RC1
  • CUPS 1.3.4
  • gdb 6.7.1
  • Alsa 1.0.15
  • Gimp 2.4
  • Yast2 2.16

The change between 10.3 and Alpha0 is quite big, but it still works pretty nicely. So please join the openSUSE 11.0 development in downloading, testing and using Alpha0 or daily updated Factory distribution.

The most annoying bugs are as usual listed on Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_11.0_dev

So far there are some glitches in the installation process, that are mostly harmless. But the new kernel in particular can cause some regressions we would love to hear about through bugzilla, as described on bugs.openSUSE.org.

You can get it from http://en.opensuse.org/Development_Version#Downloads

Greetings, Stephan

Indonesian openSUSE Community Annual Meeting

December 6th, 2007 by

Masim informs us that the Indonesian openSUSE Community‘s (OpenSUSE-ID) Annual Meeting will be held in Jakarta on 8th December 2007. This is their monthly meeting that becomes the first annual meeting to prepare the project of openSUSE-ID in 2008.

Read on for some the facts about Indonesia and the opportunity he sees to increase openSUSE and Open Source adoption.


openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 2

December 5th, 2007 by

The second issue of openSUSE Weekly News is out! You can read it in: English, German. In this issue:

  • ATI RadeonHD Driver: First Release!
  • YaST Gets Ported to Qt4
  • FOSDEM Main tracks talks and developer rooms, with an openSUSE room and stand, announced
  • In Planet SUSE: Mono on OS X, openSUSE KDE Developments, KDE4 Desktop Effects Video Tour
  • In Tips and Tricks: Speed up Package Management