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iFolder Packages Available for 11.1

June 30th, 2009 by

Good news, everybody! iFolder client packages are now available for openSUSE 11.1 from the openSUSE update repositories. This means you can install iFolder client on openSUSE 11.1 using YaST or zypper, without any modifications to your installed system.

Like openSUSE, iFolder is an open source project sponsored by Novell. iFolder is a simple and secure storage solution that can make syncing and sharing files easy. You can back up, access, and manage your personal files from anywhere, at any time. Once you have installed iFolder, you simply save your files locally and iFolder automatically updates the files on a network server and delivers them to the other machines you use.

To install iFolder, just fire up YaST’s Software Manager and search for “ifolder3″, or open a terminal and type the following:

sudo zypper ref

sudo zypper in ifolder3

The iFolder server is available in the openSUSE Build Service. Just search for “ifolder3-enterprise” at software.opensuse.org/search.

For more information on iFolder, see the iFolder site. Want to run an iFolder server without having to set up a server from scratch? Stephen Shaw, Mario Carrión, and Andrés G. Aragoneses created a openSUSE-based server appliance using SUSE Studio. Just download the VMware image and fire it up in VMware or VirtualBox.

To get involved with iFolder, see the how to contribute doc and join real-time discussions in the #ifolder channel on Freenode.

Reminder: openSUSE Project Meeting July 1 at 16:00 UTC

June 30th, 2009 by

The next openSUSE Project meeting will take place Wednesday July 1 at 16:00 UTC. See all time zones on the Fixed Time World Clock. As always, the meeting will be held in IRC on the #opensuse-project channel on Freenode.

Please add your topics to the meeting wiki page at:


Please add topics as soon as possible. Also, if you have questions for the meeting, but can’t attend (we know that the meeting times can’t work for everyone) please add them to the agenda as well.

For more on IRC meetings, see: http://en.opensuse.org/Meetings/About.

As always, we meet in #opensuse-project on Freenode. Fire up your favorite IRC client and head over to #opensuse-project.

Not familiar with IRC? A good overview can be found at irchelp.org. This site is not affiliated with openSUSE. For more information on Freenode, see http://freenode.net/.

Wondering what meeting times are? Check the openSUSE Meetings page. All project meetings and team meetings should be listed there.