This week we meet #openSUSE IRC supporter, and openSUSE Quality Assurance team member Marco ‘daemon’ Michna in one more ‘People of openSUSE’ interview!
Archive for March, 2008
The openSUSE Project is looking for students who are interested in contributing to the project via the Google Summer of Code. The application deadline for students is Monday, March 31st at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. (00:00 UTC, April 1, 2008)
If you’re not sure whether you’re qualified to join as a student, check the SoC FAQ — it spells out the eligibility very well.
After all students have submitted applications, the mentoring organization (in this case, the openSUSE project) will review and rank the proposals.
Mentors must be signed up by April 11, and students must be matched with mentors.
The entire timeline is available on the Google Summer of Code site.
The openSUSE Project’s ideas page is available on the openSUSE wiki. As you can see, we have a ton of good ideas. We’re open to more, though, so feel free to add one if it’s something you’re particularly interested in working on.
Issue 15 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!
In this week’s issue:
- openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3 is Out
- SoC Student Application Period Open
- Brainshare Digest
- One-Click-Install improvements
Huge thanks to Jan-Simon Möller and Stephan Binner for preparing the issue!
Issue 14 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!
In this week’s issue:
- Videos and Slides from FOSDEM 2008
- openSUSE to Participate in Google Summer of Code 2008
- Novell Free Hugs at CeBit 2008
- KIWI-LTSP 0.3.14 Now Out
- LimeJeOS, the openSUSE-based JeOS is Born
- Banshee 1.0Alpha1 is Available with 1-Click-Install
- New KDE Four Live and updated KDE 4.1 Snapshot Packages
- HP to preload SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop on Notebooks, Desktops
- In Tips and Tricks: Best Practices for Editing Configuration Files
- Upcoming: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3 (today)
Zonker wrote the following:
I’m happy to announce that the openSUSE Project has been accepted to Google’s Summer of Code 2008! Now the real fun begins!
We’re now in the “interim period” for students to discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations. (That’d be us.) Students will then have from March 24th through March 31st to apply to Google. See our ideas page, and Google’s SoC 2008 FAQ for more info and timeline.
Kudos to Google for acting quickly on this — applications for organizations were due last Wednesday, and I was notified this afternoon that we had been accepted. That’s pretty speedy, given the number of applications I’m sure they had to read through.
Discussion about openSUSE’s participation in Google’s SoC 2008 is most appropriate on the opensuse-project mailing list.
Ever had problems finding a package for your favorite application for your favorite distro? Are you an application developer or project contributor, and want to learn how to provide binary packages for all the popular distros (including openSUSE) automatically?
Using the openSUSE Build Service, you can provide packages for most popular Linux distros using one single service. Rather than maintaining separate systems to build packages, you can take advantage of the openSUSE Build Service and let it do most of the work.
To learn how to leverage the build service, join the openSUSE community on April 4th and 5th on IRC to hone your package building skills. The Packaging Days II event will be held on Freenode at #opensuse-buildservice. Community members will be standing by to provide support and answer questions about using the build service and creating packages.
Find out more about the Packaging Days II event at: http://en.opensuse.org/Packaging/Packaging_Day