We are pleased to announce our openSUSE Weekly News Issue 120!
Archive for April, 2010
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|May 15, 2010|
|May 29, 2010|
|June 12, 2010|
|June 26, 2010|
We are pleased zo announce our next meeting times.
Topics for the Meetings can placed there: http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/Meetings/Topics_current
|April 20, 2010|
|May 4, 2010|
|May 18, 2010|
|June 1, 2010|
|June 15, 2010|
|June 29, 2010|
IRC meeting of the openSUSE marketing team on freenode, IRC channel #opensuse-marketing (details).
People of openSUSE
Your Full Name: Andrew Wafaa
IRC Nick: FunkyPenguin, FunkyPenguin_mob
Favorite Season: Whichever one my favorite team wins.
Personal: Be true to yourself and learn from your mistakes
For openSUSE: Green the original distro colour, accept no imitations
Please Introduce Yourself:
Professionally I’m a Solutions Architect mainly dealing with SLES for one of the big service providers. The title is all grand but I basically pen push now and do a load of documentation which is really boring. Thankfully openSUSE is there to keep me alive and interested in life ;-)
OBS Developers from MeeGo project visited the SUSE OBS Developers in Nürnberg on friday and saturday. Not everybody managed to come due to the ash over europe, but at least
- Anas Nashif from Intel
- Alexander(Sasha) Kanevskiy from Nokia
- Martin Mohring from Linux Foundation
- Jan-Simon Möller from Linux Foundation
- Andreas Jaeger from Novell/SUSE
- Michael Schröder from Novell/SUSE
- Adrian Schröter from Novell/SUSE
spoke about a lot of features and wanted design changes in OBS. The MeeGo project uses OBS to create their packages and products in similar setup and with needs as openSUSE. In short this is having multiple code streams, which are used to create multiple products, which require maintenance updates and QA validations. This give us plenty areas of collaboration and makes us hoping to drive OBS in a good direction for all of us.
You can find detailed meeting minutes in the mailing list archive.
M5 was marked by significant contributions from both the openSUSE Community, and the larger Linux community. We’ve added some interesting new packages, made some updates to core processes, and participated in a coordinated multi-distribution upgrade of a major multimedia component. Over 50 bugs were fixed and 8 new features were implemented.
Warning: The media cannot be installed on 64-bit x86-64 systems due to Bug #595545. Also if you update with zypper dup to current factory, wait until the next rebuild is finished, for details see Bug #595545.
- Update to Perl 5.12 (release notes)
- Update to parted 2.2; M5 has a complete toolkit for supporting 4K phyisical sector disks. (openSUSE-factory list)
- KMS integration for Intel and Nvidia (via nouveau driver) graphics, and the ability to disable it. (bugzilla 591400)
- Update to PackageKit 0.6.2, requiring revisions to KPackageKit (openSUSE-factory list)
- Added librcd and librcc, which provide on-the-fly language translation/detection, from the RusXMMS project. (openSUSE-factory list)
- Added xdiskusage, a visual disk-space analyzer. (openSUSE-factory list)
- A bug in OpenOffice.org that caused crashes when copying spreadsheet cells has been resolved. (bugzilla 588957)
- Access to the official SUSE manuals has been improved. (bugzilla 586682)
- Documentation has been corrected for the smbfs to cifs changes. (bugzilla 561993, bugzilla 578621)
- The installation slideshow now talks about version 11.3 instead of 11.2. (bugzilla 588396)
- Lithuanian keyboard layout added. (bugzilla 569554)
- Encrypted swap volumes no longer need to be formatted during install; YaST will prompt for LUKS volume passwords. (bugzilla 581341)
- A locking issue with reiserfs has been resolved and no longer prevents installs. (bugzilla 591807)
- An M4 annoyance with udev init scripts has been fixed. (bugzilla 592445) (more…)