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openSUSE at the SouthEast LinuxFest

June 10th, 2009 by

If you’re in, around, or near Clemson, South Carolina this weekend don’t miss the SouthEast LinuxFest at Clemson University! The openSUSE Project will be exhibiting at the ‘fest and giving away plenty of openSUSE DVDs, stickers, and a few other assorted goodies for openSUSE enthusiasts and contributors.

Members of the openSUSE Education project will also be at the openSUSE booth to talk about open source and education, and showing off the education project’s work, so be sure to stop by and learn all about what the openSUSE-Edu team is doing to promote open source and Linux as a cost-effective alternative for educational institutions.

The SouthEast LinuxFest has free and paid registrations (supporters get a SouthEast LinuxFest t-shirt to show their support for the event) and there’s plenty of great talks and exhibits for openSUSE enthusiasts. See you in South Carolina!

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 75

June 9th, 2009 by

news    Issue #75 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • KDE 4.2.4 released
  • OSC 0.118 beta 1 released
  • Dirk Mueller: KDE:KDE4:UNSTABLE:Desktop / KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop: publishing disabled
  • Forums: Why do Newcomers Give Up on Linux?
  • h-online.com: Kernel Log – What’s coming in 2.6.30 – Architecture and infrastructure

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iFolder IRC Meeting June 9 at 14:00 UTC

June 8th, 2009 by

The iFolder project will be having its monthly meeting tomorrow, June 9th, at 14:00 UTC. The meeting will be held in the #ifolder channel on Freenode.

iFolder is a simple, secure storage solution that helps enhance collaboration and improve productivity. The iFolder client is cross-platform and runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. The iFolder server that is used to sync and store files runs on Linux. A release for openSUSE 11.1 is due this month, and will be part of the discussion for the iFolder meeting tomorrow.

The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting, so far:

  • Project engineering status
  • Website update
  • openSUSE Build Service update
  • Documentation (help needed)
  • Close bugs (help needed)

If you’re interested in iFolder, please be sure to attend. If you have questions about iFolder, contact iFolder Community Manager Brent McConnell or ask in the #ifolder channel on Freenode.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 74

June 2nd, 2009 by

news    Issue #74 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • Announcing the openSUSE Ambassadors Program
  • openSUSE Education
  • Gnome 2.26.2 for openSUSE 11.1
  • Ben Kevan : How to find out how long a process has been running
  • Duncan Mac-Vicar: Facebook on Kopete, take II

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Reminder: openSUSE Conference Call for Participation Deadline June 5

June 1st, 2009 by

The deadline for the openSUSE Conference call for participation is coming up pretty rapidly — Friday, June 5th is the last day to submit a proposal. We’re looking for contributors to openSUSE, upstream projects, and members of the openSUSE community to participate.

The summit will be an opportunity to bring the openSUSE contributor community together to share ideas, experience, hack, and help guide the direction of the project. So we’re looking to members of the community to give presentations, tutorials, and lead birds of a feather and panel sessions in several tracks:

  • Community: Marketing, translations, wiki, documentation, forums, and openSUSE governance.
  • Desktop: Topics related to the openSUSE desktop, including KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and applications.
  • Server: Use of openSUSE on the server or development of server applications.
  • Toolchain and System: The kernel, YaST, packaging, and openSUSE Build Service.
  • Open Day: Saturday will include a track for openSUSE users and people new to Linux.

If you’re interested in presenting at the openSUSE Summit, fill out the Call for Participation Form with all of the details for your participation. We’re accepting talks, tutorials, birds of a feather, and panel discussion submissions. (Birds of feather sessions will be scheduled after hours.)

The summit will not be entirely composed of prepared presentations, so we will be accepting a limited number of proposals. Make ‘em count!