We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 138!
|We are pleased to announce our 138 issue of the openSUSE Weekly News. Now we have 138 issues full of information about our choosed System openSUSE. We are happy about that. What we’re expecting in this issue? One of the interesting Topics are the new discussed Rules from the Board Election. Then we have a interesting article about Akonadi, and new Stuff from the Mono team. We hope that you will enjoy reading.|
Schedules for the next Week
openSUSE-RU-2010:0535-1 (moderate): mount.cifs: Does not appear to support the (documented, preferred) credentials option. Fixed by this update.
openSUSE-RU-2010:0534-1 (important): cpio: It crashes on non existing pattern file. Fixed by this update.
openSUSE-RU-2010:0548-1 (low): pstoedit: This update fixes an crash of pstoedit when it is called from inkscape
The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:
Build Service Team
“there exist foo2lava printer drivers for several Konica Minolta magicolor printers (e.g. 2490 MF) for already some time. But they are not included in the standard Suse Distribution. It would be nice to include the drivers in the standard distribution.”
“Quoting http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/libjpeg-turbo: ==== libjpeg-turbo is fork of the original libjpeg project. It contains numerous performance related enhancements and is at least twice faster in JPEG compression/decompression than original libjpeg on platforms with MMX/SSE instruction set. It has same API/ABI like original libjpeg and also runs on non-SSE platforms where is around 25% faster. http://sourceforge.net/projects/libjpeg-turbo ==== We should evaluate this library and see if we can replace libjpeg with it for improved performance.”
“Desktop files should contains lots of information, helping for desktop software. First of enchancement should be connection with other desktop file. It means, that .desktop files should update status automatically, when used or displayed. Second would be autmatically removing broken desktop files.”
“The preload teams are doing many improvements for preloads, very few of these end in the openSUSE distribution. The improvements are bug fixes, hardware enablement and UI changes. Goal: Get all preload improvements into the next openSUSE release.”
“Last weekend took FrOSCon place and openSUSE had a great presentation there. It was the 5th FroSCon and I was there since the second. FrOSCon addresses more developer and so its the best way to make a simple booth there for presenting openSUSE. FrOSCon offers projects rooms for making ther own program in there. Projects like PHP, Django, Perl, Geany and some others used the offer. After LinuxTag I said to Henne let us take an developer room too, we can make what we want in there, we have only what we do in it.”
“Back home in Nuernberg now – Sunday has been a long day of hacking on Elgg and its plugins to shape it into a users site that knows about the social side of the openSUSE community. Our ‘Hack Meck’ was a little bit harder after letting loose at the legendary FrOSCon Saturday night party in the balmy August air, but we still managed to put down the glow sticks, hammer the keys and reach our goals for the weekend. These were adapting the user data to include fields that are peculiar to openSUSE such as membership status and IRC cloak, enhancing the Poll plugin to meet our info gathering needs, adapting the Elgg theming to our ubiquitous Bento theme, and working on calendaring and events so that we all know what is coming next in openSUSE world and so you can display your packaging and bug-reporting achievements to the world.”
“Dear openSUSE contributor and enthusiast, Is Marketing important for Free Software development? I hope to reach an answer in openSUSE Conference 2010 with the community and help the openSUSE Community to develop their own concepts of Marketing. I believe this is a very sensible and important task that I could accomplish with your help and participation on my small presentation. My presentation will target ‘The Concept of Marketing and FOSS Development’ and it goal is to establish a Concept of Marketing that can be developed by the openSUSE Community based on a set of small concepts defined by Marketing, such as: trade, value, consumer or processes.”
Welcome new Members (Corner for new acknowledged Members)
“We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Members:
Events & Meetings
openSUSE for your ears
openSUSE in $COUNTRY
To view the security announcements in full, or to receive them as soon as they’re released, refer to the openSUSE Security Announce mailing list.
openSUSE-SU-2010:0546-1 (moderate): openldap2: fixed MODRDN DoS, replicating inconsistencies and \0 character-DoS (openSUSE 11.2)
openSUSE-SU-2010:0547-1 (moderate): openldap2: fixed MODRDN DoS, replicating inconsistencies and \0 character-DoS (openSUSE 11.1)
h-online/Thorsten Leemhuis: Kernel Log: New X Server, 3D drivers for Radeon 5000 and new stable kernels
“While the new kernel versions mainly correct minor bugs, X.org’s next generation X Server offers a range of improvements. Various code segments released by AMD developers allow the X.org open source drivers for Radeon GPUs to utilise the 2D and 3D acceleration features available with Radeon series 5000 graphics cards.”
“Another week, another -rc. I didn’t really ever get around to announcing -rc1 when I released it, and we had enough niggling small problems (like a memory corruptor in the HID layer that ended up causing some random problems etc) there that I never got around to fixing that lack of announcement. And hopefully -rc2 is a good point to correct the lack of earlier commentary.”
For Desktop Users
“It’s no secret: many programs fill your hard drive with well-meaning, but useless, crap. From browser caches to install leftovers to logs, computers are full of unnecessary information. Windows users can turn to CCleaner – a program that can make your computer run faster – to systematically remove such fluff from their drive. But what about Linux users who need to wipe and clean their Linux machine?” You can find bleachbit in our Repositories: http://bit.ly/a1oiiK
For Commandline/Script Newbies
“One of the most common programs on Linux systems for packaging files is the venerable tar. tar is short for tape archive, and originally, it would archive your files to a tape device. Now, you’re more likely to use a file to make your archive. To use a tarfile, use the command-line option -f . To create a new tarfile, use the command-line option -c. To extract files from a tarfile, use the option -x. You also can compress the resulting tarfile via two methods. To use bzip2, use the -j option, or for gzip, use the -z option. (…)”
“In Bash, whether to use single or double quotes depends on exactly what you want to do, and the differences can trip you up if you’re not concentrating. Here’s a quick rundown of what each does and when to use them. (…)”
For Developers and Programmers
“POSIX thread programming defines a standard set of C programming language types, functions, and constants—and pthreads provide a powerful tool for thread management. To use pthreads to the fullest, you’ll want to avoid the common mistakes. One common mistake is forgetting to join joinable threads, which can create memory leaks and cause extra work. In this tips-oriented article, learn the basics of POSIX threads, see how to identify and detect thread memory leaks, and get solid advice for avoiding them.”
For System Administrators
“A couple of months back I was asked to write a couple of web scripts to help one of our customers to be able to check and modify permissions for content/spaces in the Alfresco repository. I’ve finally had the chance to spend sometime testing and now writing about them. The core of the web scripts was quick to write. The fun (more time consuming) part was working with exception handling in javascipt. I know tons of fun right! There are few different ways to use exception handling based on which version of Alfresco you are using. The customer is on Enterprise 3.1 and I wanted to make sure that the web scripts also worked on the more current releases of Alfresco as well. A change (re: addition) was made in Enterprise 3.2.1 and Community 3.3 to help simplify exception handeling. I’ll talk about exception handling and these differences in a follow up post. For now let’s talk about these new web scripts.”
“Learn how to check the integrity of your Linux® filesystems, monitor free space, and fix simple problems. Use the material in this article to study for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification—or just to check your filesystems and keep them in good working order, especially after a system crash or power loss.”
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