While some are preparing their fly to Austria to attend EURO 2008, ‘People of openSUSE’ already flew but rather to meet Wolfgang Koller – founder of SuSELinuxSupport community and author of some nice KDE applications such as KTrafficAnalyzer.
Archive for May, 2008
Issue #22 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!
In this week’s issue:
- Linuxtag 2008 – latest information
- People of openSUSE: Marcus Hüwe
- Upcoming… openSUSE 11.0beta3
The Novell/SUSE development offices in Prague, Czech Republic have on the 15th an event called “otevreneSUSE” which means “openSUSE” in Czech.
This event is for local people who are interested to experience how it is going in our Prague office, how developers look when they are working, what funny stuff we have done so far etc. This event is especially for people who are joining or thinking of joining the community – and like to get to talk live with some real persons that are working on openSUSE.
Please don’t forget the biggest Linux event in Germany, just a few weeks away! For the second time it will be in Berlin, from 28-31.05.2008. The location is slightly different, still at Messehalle Funkturm, but this time it’s hall 7 (south instead of east like last year).
Again we try to have an interesting program for you, let me be little bit more verbose …
- booth: meet the openSUSE community, talk with developers and see the latest openSUSE 11.0 beta/RC running. We will have decent hardware and big screens to show openSUSE in all it’s glory. :-) We are happy that we have again a community project at our booth, this time it’s Linux-Club.de, a big German Linux forum. If you are interested in the Novell Enterprise products, we will have also a counter with SLE. You can also meet Zonker for the first time in Germany!
- openSUSE day: one day, packed with talks, this time on Saturday! Look at the schedule for more information, we think that there is something for everybody in it.
There are of course a lot of other interesting open-source projects at the LinuxTag, so if you are in Germany/Berlin, don’t miss it!
Program schedule: http://www.linuxtag.org/2008/en/conf/events/vp-samstag.html
openSUSE page: http://en.opensuse.org/LinuxTag
Issue #21 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!
In this week’s issue:
- openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
- People of openSUSE: Greg Kroah-Hartman
- Jigish Gohil: Sliced sphere in compiz-fusion-git packages
- arstechnica.com: Coming along strong: first look at openSUSE 11 beta 2
Today we are officially launching a new website: lizards.opensuse.org!
This site offers blog hosting for openSUSE members. The blogs should be focused on the openSUSE project, e.g. on the distribution, packages, build service, events, etc. Please contact the site administrators if you want to have your blog created.
The new site is an additional offering and should not replace any existing blogging platforms. We recognize that many people in the openSUSE community blog on various blogging platforms and encourage everybody to get their blog aggregated on Planet SUSE where lizards.opensuse.org will be aggregated as well.
In order to optimize the YaST partitioner module for openSUSE users the user experience team decided to conduct a small survey to figure out how you deal with hard disk configuration. The survey contains some basic questions and its results will directly influence the redesign for the partitioner module.
You can access the survey here.
The survey will be online until 28th May 2008 and the results will be published on openSUSE.org as soon as possible.
Answering the questions will take less than five minutes.
Thank you for your participation and have a lot of fun!
The openSUSE team is proud to announce the second Beta release of openSUSE 11.0! New changes include countless bug fixes, as well as the import of the new openSUSE 11.0 artwork for login, splash screens and more. The live installation should work, but there are several known quirks, so be sure to check the most annoying bugs list before proceeding.
See Screenshots/openSUSE_11.0_Beta2 for more screenshots.
Information and Download
Remember that this is a beta. It may not be safe to run for production systems, and should be used by users interested in testing the next release of openSUSE for bugs.
Most Annoying Bugs
- Automatic Configuration after boot into installed system behaves weird (Bug #385563, Bug #385558)
- Installation leaves traces of Live system (Bug #385829)
- GNOME Main Menu is slow to respond (Bug #375701) Workaround: Click on volume control in the panel, Configure local sound server then check “Enable network access to local sound devices”
- GNOME is extremly slow (Bug #383336) (logging in takes >1 minute etc) Workaround: Add your hostname to /etc/hosts (See bug)
See the Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_11.0_dev page on the wiki for an up-to-date list.
Call for Testing
If you want to help testing our standard test-cases, just take a look at openSUSE.org/Testing, and in particular the Testing:Features_11.0 sub-page which includes a definitive list of the features added into openSUSE 11.0. You can also coordinate with others and subscribe to the email@example.com (subscribe) mailing list to help with our organized testing.
Media and Download
openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2 for i386, x86-64 and PPC comes as different media sets, all of which can be downloaded from http://software.opensuse.org/developer. Deltas from Beta 1 are also provided. Note that you will need the latest deltarpm from Factory, or for openSUSE 10.3 you can use the home:coolo repository to grab it.
Comments, Feedback and Helping
openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2 is a great time to start testing-out openSUSE 11.0 before it is officially released. You can directly help and contribute to the openSUSE distribution by filing bug reports and giving feedback to the developers.
- Reporting bugs: Please report all bugs you find on in our Bugzilla as explained on bugs.openSUSE.org.
- Discussion and feedback is very welcome as well; the most appropriate place is the firstname.lastname@example.org (subscribe) mailing list. Or in the #opensuse-factory IRC channel.
For other queries and ways to communicate with the openSUSE community take a look at the Communicate wiki page.
The next planned release is openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 on May 13.