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openSUSE Conference and RW sessions – the BoF

June 14th, 2011 by

The openSUSE conference team adopted the UNIX acronym RWX for this year’s conference. The goal with this theme is to emphasize the stronger focus on getting-things-done and hands-on sessions. So, what sessions are we talking about? In this article we’ll dive into one type of interactive session: the BoF. (more…)

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 179 is out!

June 11th, 2011 by

We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News 179.

New Leadership inside the Medical Project

June 9th, 2011 by

During the first openSUSE Conference in 2009, the idea was born to start a project to package and publish software for medical purposes. Since then, many packages were built and updated: software from the FreeMedForms project, OpenEMR, GnuMed, software for viewing images in DICOMM format and recently, a plasmoid for diabetics.

The first stable release (v 0.0.6) was released on November 2010, based on openSUSE 11.3 and as contestant in the “The Disters“-Contest. This release was produced with SUSE Studio, and published via SUSE Gallery.

The goal of this openSUSE derivative was to give medical people all they need in their daily work. So the image contained OpenOffice, KMyMoney, mail, calendering and all other basic office tools. And of course the content from the medical repository. There was some press attention in Linux Weekly News andLinuxtoday!


World IPv6 Day Results

June 9th, 2011 by

IPv6 Badge

Yesterday was World IPv6 Day and openSUSE participated in it. We hope the experiment was as successful for the other participants as it was for us!

Here is a short status update from the openSUSE infrastructure. openSUSE has currently two major server locations and we tested IPv6 at both separately.  Note that there are more openSUSE infrastructure locations, including the server which runs the popular planet.opensuse.org (which supports IPv6 as well now)! (more…)

openSUSE conference looking for sponsors

June 8th, 2011 by

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Like the previous years, the openSUSE conference team is looking for sponsors. The conference has grown 35% last year and we expect it to grow even more this year so financial help is needed!

openSUSE Conference

Now in its third year, the openSUSE Conference has become one of the most dynamic and collaborative events in the FOSS world, by bringing together both openSUSE contributors and other members of the open source community. Last year we welcomed participants from Fedora, Debian, the GNOME project and numerous others, creating a rich environment for innovation. Topics for the openSUSE Conference range from technical talks about packaging, Open Build Service and development tools to more community-oriented discussions about our future and direction. With over 35% more attendees than in 2009, last year’s conference was a resounding success and this year promises to be even greater with an expected number of 500 attendees. (more…)

Time to vote on the openSUSE Strategy!

June 7th, 2011 by

Oldscool 'I want you' picture made green

Over the last year an openSUSE strategy discussion has been ongoing. Beginning this year things went quiet for a while as everyone was busy with the openSUSE 11.4 release and now the conference but we’re at the final stage and want to finish this. Time to vote!


The openSUSE board has reviewed the text and after fixing one or two typo’s and updating it to the latest state of affairs, they have asked Thomas Thym from the strategy team to start a vote among openSUSE Membership. So every Member can go to connect and vote on the proposal! (more…)

Get your fresh kernels from openSUSE and test Linux 3.0!

June 6th, 2011 by

openSUSE logo on tux' belly

The openSUSE kernel developers have recently announced that the kernel git trees have moved to kernel.opensuse.org/git, providing better reliability than gitorious. Gitorious had trouble with cloning the nearly 1GB repository sometimes, but the developers will keep syncing to gitorious so nothing should break. Moreover, kernel.opensuse.org offers an easy interface to install openSUSE kernels on a variety of openSUSE releases.

More things are planned for kernel.opensuse.org including the introduction LXR. cgit was already added during the writing of this article! (more…)

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 178 is out!

June 4th, 2011 by

We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 178.

openSUSE Conference CFP going strong!

June 2nd, 2011 by

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The openSUSE Conference 2011 has been announced and already we’re getting some strong proposals for topics to cover during our conference.  It’s not too late for you to send in your proposal or even suggest ideas that others can take on! (more…)

First step towards 12.1 with Milestone 1

June 1st, 2011 by
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Experimental openSUSE 12.1 artwork

Milestone 1, the first step towards the upcoming openSUSE 12.1 release, is now available. It is the first milestone, hence far from stable, but the images are now finally building, so we have a good starting point for further development. (more…)