We are pleased to annouunce the new Weekly News #121
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|Welcome to issue # 121 of openSUSE Weekly News. Now the seventeenth Week goes to the End, and we are pleased to announce our new issue. Every week we have some interesting news to read, so it is difficult to decide what should go into the Weekly News. But we have finished it for this Issue. We’re looking ever for new sources. If you have an own Blog, and you would like to have your Blog as new source, just write to us. Otherwise you can add your Blog into planet.opensuse.org. Then your Blog is aggregated by the Planet. So we’re hoping, that you like the new Weekly News. Enjoy it…|
The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:
Build Service Team
Build Service Statistics
The Build Service now hosts 12474 (+140) projects, 93061 (+408) packages, 21922 (+156) repositories by 22673 (-68) confirmed users.
“At one of the project meetings, it was highlighted that our selected video service provider isn’t the easiest to reach from some parts of the world. So I was assigned the task of finding an alternative/complimentary service that would be acceptable. The decision I came to, and confirmed with others that they were happy, was to use YouTube as a complimentary service to BlipTV. So yes people we now have an Official YouTube channel. I’d like to say a huge thanks to Leslie Hawthorn for enabling this for us, and the fine folks over at Google & YoutTube. There is very little content on there at the moment, but that will change shortly as I will sync the content from BlipTV across.”
“It’s only a few more days until Penguicon, North America’s finest science fiction and open source software convention. I’m not only psyched to be attending, but I’m flattered beyond words to be one of this year’s Guests of Honor. Penguicon runs from April 30 to May 2 at the Marriott in Troy, MI. There’s so much to do at Penguicon I barely know where to begin. Most of the ‘cons and Linux Fests I’ve been to have pretty firm hours, but Penguicon seems to go all day and all night. Plenty of good and geeky talks as well as tons of gaming, crafting and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream.”
openSUSE TV: openSUSE Conference 2009 – Closing Keynote: Open Development in the trenches. A decade at the Apache Software Foundation
openSUSE for your ears
“The experience of this year with openSUSE FLISOL this was very rewarding … Attendees were very interested in our distribution and of course “freed” a lot of machines with only openSUSE Installed. A lot of happy faces after they see YaST and how easy somethings are. Of course, the main character was our beloved “Gecko”, who captivated eyes, picking fights, tears and others because they all wanted a bit of it! xD”
“For those who didn’t know, last week there was an event called LinuxExpo in Prague. And we off course went there with the Czech part of openSUSE Boosters team to talk about openSUSE. Other colleagues also helped with running openSUSE booth. And some of our community members we standing around talking to people as well. We had our HP TouchSmart machine with us (same one as we had on FOSDEM), but this time we had only one of them. But to make things more attractive for visitors, we took steering wheel with pedals with us and we had Torcs preinstalled. So people wasn’t only touching our desktop and playing with camera, but also racing.”
openSUSE in $COUNTRY
lists.opensuse.org has 37259 (+30) non-unique subscribers to all mailing lists.
The openSUSE Forums have 45239 (+740) registered users – Most users ever online was 30559, 08-Jan-2010 at 13:06.
4598 (+27) of 11861 (+65) registered contributors in the User Directory have signed the Guiding Principles. The board has acknowledged 395 members.
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“I like happy campers. We need more of them. With openSUSE 11.2 you get a great OS and support in the forum too.”
“The KDevelop Hackers are proud and happy to announce that KDevelop 4.0 is finally available as a stable release. Released together is the first version of KDevelop PHP plugins, which make KDevelop a very interesting option for PHP developers.”
“Intel has revealed that it is developing a variant of the Linux-based MeeGo operating system that will run on conventional desktop and laptop computers. This move could substantially broaden MeeGo’s scope, transforming it from a mobile platform into a general purpose Linux distro. The open source MeeGo project emerged earlier this year when Intel and Nokia combined their respective mobile Linux platforms. MeeGo, which is endorsed by the Linux Foundation, aims to reduce fragmentation in the mobile ecosystem by providing a vendor-neutral Linux platform that supports a number of different hardware architectures and form factors. It is designed for mobile and embedded computing, with heavy optimization for ARM processors and Intel’s Atom chips.”
“Applications like Firefox and OpenOffice.org get all the glory. They’re highly visible as cornerstone applications of the free desktop. But what about the background apps that do the grunt work and sit silently in the background, ignored unless we run into a bug? One of the vital, yet unsung, applications Linux users depend on is NetworkManager.”
“Starting in December 2009, hard disk manufacturers began introducing disks that use 4096-byte sectors rather than the more common 512-byte sectors. Although this change is masked by firmware that breaks the 4096-byte physical sectors into 512-byte logical sectors for the benefit of the operating system, the use of larger physical sectors has implications for disk layout and system performance. This article examines these implications, including benchmark tests illustrating the likely real-world effects on some common Linux® file systems. As disks with 4096-byte sectors become more common throughout 2010 and beyond, strategies for coping with these new disks will become increasingly important.”
“Network software giant Novell has claimed it is the first Linux vendor to achieve 5,000 certified ISV applications and has increased its Linux market share against Red Hat, according to IDC. The company said its independent software vendor (ISV) and partner ecosystem for supporting intelligent workload management has helped drive SUSE Linux Enterprise adoption.”
“Recently, Mercurial author Matt Mackall has decided to try to devote his full time to working on the distributed source control tool. He’s doing this by seeking funding from companies that use Mercurial or sell Mercurial-based products. To find out where Mackall is planning to take Mercurial development, and the state of the project today, we asked if he’d be willing to answer a few questions. Here’s what we found out.”
Reviews and Essays
“Here’s what happened this week: Quotes to brighten your day Kind of ironic how my post titled “Stop whining and improve your life” attracted so much negativity in the comments area. From the “Useful Django Tip” Department: Reset The Admin Password This comes straight from the Useful Django Tip department: How do you reset the admin password for a Django project when you’ve forgotten it?”
h-online: The H Week – Microsoft’s Android patents, HP gets Palm, Symantec gets PGP and Ubuntu 10.04 arrives
“In the past week, Canonical released Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, HP bought Palm, HTC got an Android patent licence from Microsoft, Symantec acquired PGP Corporation and GuardianEdge, McAfee offered compensation for a bad update and Microsoft open sourced its StyleCop code analysis tool.”
“Systems Affected * Adobe Reader 9.3.1 and earlier 9.x versions
* Adobe Reader 8.2.1 and earlier versions
* Adobe Acrobat 9.3.1 and earlier 9.x versions
* Adobe Acrobat 8.2.1 and earlier versions”
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