We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 135.
The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:
Build Service Team
“OBS 2.0.5 is on the way to http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:Tools/”
Build Service Statistics
“The “OpenJDK” version of Java is installed by default in openSUSE. This version of Java does not enjoy widespread compatibility. I have yet to find a site that properly works with this Java implemenaton and have promptly replaced it with a working Jave implemenation — Sun. (…)”
“Currently the updater applet has been working better than ever but there are some occasions where a large number of packages with a slow inet connection shows you an unpleasant app that you are not sure if it is working or not. Of course this is not only for slow connection, there are sometimes that it really takes a lot and you are not sure why. (…)”
“FreeRDP is a fork of the rdesktop project that intends to rapidly start moving forward and implement features that rdesktop lacks the most. www.freerdp.com”
“The following picture taken from openSUSE reference shows the problem: The interface is in German but the descriptions are in English. The descriptions should be translated to the language of the GUI.”
“if i mark the repos to auto update in down side of the equator when internet connections is slower then 1 Mbps i have to wait a long time every package manager start. If not mark need entar on repositoys module, use the refresh option, quit then and back to package manager module (or start it) A button or menu option em the package manager for referesh the repos is a good thing.”
“If i search two or more words in yast-pkg it search the exactly expression. It’s a not nice default behavior. The search mode contaisn a option for ~”exacly coincidence” (my systen is in portuguese) but i the contais work how exactly and the exactly not show notging when a made a test search.”
“All configurations scripts are runed after a package transation. Some of then like GTK and texlive are prolonged and texlive splacialy is cpu intensive. If i install or uninstall a package without relation of texlive i don’t need run it.”
“KDE menus are shorted by app type and app subtype. I need 3 clicks for lauch anyone. The subtype is nice, but the adictional click not. A solution is put subtypes and apps in same leval using a tree view. maybe with autoexpand on mouse hover, but by default expanded.”
“Add TOMOYO as an option for security on OpenSuSE. It offers more features than AppArmor and with the correct YaST integration it can be made to work in the same “targeted” way as AppArmor does by default, offering powerful features to less experienced users without causing system-wide changes. (…)”
“The current start page for browsers is http://www.opensuse.org/. In my opinion the current content is not useful as a startpage which is kept by people. (…)”
“As of now I’m an employee of Novell. That means a couple of things. First of all: awesomeness, working with all of you! Second the boring stuff: I’ll have to update linked-in and some other sites. And put a disclaimer on this site – my previous employer (the Dutch government) wasn’t exactly involved in what I did for KDE… And I’ll have to go through the administrative stuff in the company. Boy, do I look forward to that ;-)”
Events & Meetings
openSUSE for your ears
openSUSE in $COUNTRY
“Michal Hrusecky recently blogged about his openSUSE paste site. I just added support for it in pastebinit, a nice command-line tool to paste files (or stdin) to various paste sites. You can grab it (with susepaste.org support :)) from the network:utilities repository”
“On a request, I updated the openSUSE NX packages to the latest release, 3.4.0. If you’re an NX user, please test the packages and report whether they work for you or not. As I don’t use NX myself, I’d prefer to have a bit of feedback before pushing the changes to the X11:RemoteDesktop repository.”
“I’ve been busy working on a new implementation of our beloved “webpin”, which is actually a service for searching for packages in the insane amount of repositories and packages we have, in the distribution, in all openSUSE Build Service repositories, as well as on Packman. The thing is, it’s a bit dated now, and its features are limited by the fact that it’s using a relational database to perform search operations. I’ve been digging into Apache Solr quite a bit over the last few months (did I already mention that it totally rocks? :)) and I thought.. hmm.. why not use that for indexing packages/repositories ?”
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“Every time that I make a new openSUSE installation, I always add some additional stuff to get an even better user experience, that’s why I enumerate here the things that i suggest to you do after a successfully openSUSE installation. Read well, read again, so you will not be lost. All the commands that I show here between double quotes (“) for the time of the execution will go without the quotes and with the text in bold just like that.”
“KDE 3.5 was originally released almost five years ago, the last maintenance release clocking in mid-summer of 2008. Regardless of its age, a half-decade after its debut some KDE users still prefer KDE3 over KDE4. For openSUSE lovers who also love KDE3, the discontinuation of support for openSUSE 11.0 represents the last major release of openSUSE that shipped with KDE3 as an installation option (it actually bundled KDE3 and KDE4 with it). Wouldn’t it be great if you could get all the delicious goodies introduced in openSUSE 11.3 without needing to give up Amarok 1.4 and adjusting to all the sweeping changes made in KDE4?”
“As I mentioned in two earlier blogs now, within openSUSE a strategic discussion is going on – what direction should we, as a distribution community, take? I would like to address a few things in this post. First of all, why a strategy, and what will it and won’t it do? Second, there is one strategy I’d like to mention specifically, as I think it’s disrupting but as a community proposal it deserves to be discussed as any other strategy. That’s about the KDE strategy for openSUSE.”
“So some other things happened with openSUSE Paste so I want to inform you about the current situation. We have http://susepaste.org address, right? So from yesterday, we also have http://paste.opensuse.org. Same computer, same IP, just different name if you prefer the other one. As it is the same thing as susepaste.org, links are interchangeable. So you can post something to susepaste.org and send link to paste.opensuse.org or vise versa. Just replace the first part of the url. Other interesting thing to report is that Pascal Bleser added support for susepaste to pastebinit, so if you don’t like mine simple script, you can use more advanced tool face-wink.png But this is nothing new, he already blogged about that. Next steps on openSUSE Paste includes localization, documentation for the script and getting it to the common menu on all openSUSE sites. But I need to get back to other things for a moment so it has to wait a little bit”
“JMX is great. Alfresco and JMX is awesome. I’ve written before about configuring Alfresco to use tunneling to connect JMX & debuggers to servers that don’t allow access to the higher numbered ports (or to only a few ports). Let’s add another cool tool. (JMX is an Enterprise only feature of Alfresco.) The Alfresco wiki covers a few of the clients that are available out there. Let’s add another type to the list: JMX from the command line. There are a couple of options for us to choose from. I am partial to jmxterm from CyclopsGroups.org”
“Here’s a follow-up to my previous post on Hackweek V: Local caching for CIFS network file system Since the previous post, I worked on improving the patches that add local caching, fixed a few bugs, addressed review comments from the community and re-posted the patches. I also gave a talk about it at the SUSE Labs Conference 2010 took place at Prague. The slides can be found here: FS-Cache aware CIFS.”
“I received an email from a user who switched from openSUSE to Ubuntu since his Wireless netcard did not work. It worked with openSUSE 11.2 initially but after an online update it failed. He hoped that openSUSE 11.3 worked, tested it, it failed – and he gave up and wrote a frustrated email. I was frustrated reading this since we should have been able to help this user if he contacted us in time.”
“A few hours ago asked Pavol me if I have a openSUSE graffiti with an geeko. Of course I have one, he said he needs it for some slides for his Launch Party on friday and I said I have slides with such an graffiti on it and send it to him. After a few minutes he said, thats exactly what he working on. We both had the same idea, we reusing Hennes and Vuntz talk from LinuxTag 2010. And here it is “The ultimate A-Z openSUSE Contribution Guide” in graffiti style.”
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