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.
Archive for 2007
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
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:
openSUSE developer and Novell employee Cristian Rodríguez will perform 3 talks during an event entitled “Opensource : mas cerca del código” that will take place on Valparaíso, Chile at the dependencies of INACAP (Av. España 2255) between November 20 and November 22.
The current schedule, defines the following:
On Tuesday 20, he will be all day sharing and talking with interested people about the project as well giving away some nice t-shirts and hats :-D
11:00- 13:00: “PHP5 y el camino a PHP6″(“PHP5 and the road to PHP6″) unfortunately, the room is already full. no more participants allowed :(
11:00- 12:00: “openSUSE, presente y futuro” (“openSUSE , present and future”) at the Auditorium (capacity : 400 persons, still open for registration)
15:00- 17:00 : “Tutorial openSUSE 10.3″ already “sold out”, registration closed.
In case you are interested to participate on this or other interesting talks please visit http://www.infovalpo.os-solutions.cl/opensource and register yourself before is too late ;)
As part of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Jan-Christoph Bornschlegel and Stephan Kulow about KIWI, openSUSE’s operating system imaging solution. They talk about how you can create a customized distro, USB and preload images, and how it was used to create the openSUSE 10.3 Live-CDs. In the second part Reinhard Max describes Asterisk, an open source telephony engine and tool kit, where to find packages for openSUSE and its usage within Novell.
We caught up with Jigish Gohil – a Compiz Fusion developer, openSUSE packager, and also a true openSUSE evangelist, for one more ‘People of openSUSE’ interview.
The openSUSE board has been setup to lead the overall project. The board will: act as a central point of contact, help resolve conflicts, communicate community interests to Novell, facilitate communication with all areas of the community, and facilitate decision making processes where needed.
The board should provide guidance and support existing governance structures, but shouldn’t direct or control development, since community mechanisms exist to accomplish the goals of the project. The board should document decisions and policies.
The initial board has been appointed by Novell — in the future, the board members will be elected by the community and the chair person appointed by Novell. One of the missions of the board is to define a process to elect the next board.