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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 18

April 16th, 2008 by
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Issue #18 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • openSUSE Project Releases Major Update to openSUSE Build Service
  • Counting down to 11.0 – Get your counter here!
  • LugRadio Live (so far)
  • Tips and Tricks: Colored shell
  • Stephan Kulow: openSUSE 11.0: Package installation 743% faster for default patterns

Counting Down to 11.0 – Get Your Counter Here!

April 16th, 2008 by

You can help spread the word for openSUSE 11.0 before it’s released! The openSUSE project now has countdown banners that display the number of days before the next openSUSE release.

You can display the banner on your site, and the rendering is done via the openSUSE server. You can find the code and the right language for your site on http://en.opensuse.org/Countdown. You can link the banner to http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_11.0 which has information about the 11.0 release and information on testing prior to the final 11.0 release.

The banners were inspired by a post by Pavol Rusnak, and we received fantastic code and graphics contributions from several members of the openSUSE community, including Pascal Bleser, Jakub ‘jimmac’ Steiner, Pavol Rusnak, Marek Stopka, Kevin Dupuy, and Billy Juliani. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

So, grab a banner and show your openSUSE pride. With less than 63 days until the 11.0 release date, there’s no time to lose!

openSUSE Project Releases Major Update to openSUSE Build Service

April 16th, 2008 by

The openSUSE team is proud to announce another major release of the openSUSE Build Service (OBS). This release brings a new level to OBS scalability by adding the ability for OBS instances to interact.

The 0.9 release will help grow a world-wide network of build service instances. OBS instances can automatically interact with each other and reuse projects residing on other OBS instances. New installations of OBS are automatically configured to work with the main openSUSE Build Service, which makes it easy to set up new instances and minimize network traffic while keeping data in sync automatically.

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New Mailing Lists Available

April 16th, 2008 by

Hey ho, we have a few new mailing lists available.

To discuss openSUSE usage on the different virtualization products like Qemu/KVM, XEN or VirtualBox subscribe to opensuse-virtual. If you are one of our many users from the Czech Republic (nazdar lidi!) you should subscribe to opensuse-cz and discuss openSUSE with other users there. A little while ago we created opensuse-features that broadcasts every change related to openSUSE in the feature database, opensuse-nl for users from the Netherlands and some new translation lists: German, Spanish, Russian, Slovakian and Hungarian. For more information on how to use these lists or what other mailing lists we have head over to the Mailinglist page on our wiki.