We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News 186.
Archive for July, 2011
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The emphasis will be on testing whether bugs reported for older versions are still in the current milestone. They will be fixed if possible, or updated to reflect the fact that they still exist.
All individuals interested in making the next openSUSE release be an exceptionally good release are welcome. As we get closer to the Open-Bug-Day, more specific instructions will be posted. As usual, we will have special on-line tools to help you select a bug for investigation. Coordination of the bug testing will be through the TCT’s IRC channel on the Freenode IRC Network (irc://irc.freenode.net/opensuse-testing).
For details, check the wiki page.
The openSUSE conference “RWX³” is the place to be for anyone using, working on or taking advantage of the openSUSE Project. No matter if you use our technology such as the Open Build Service, contribute packages to 12.1 or evangelize the world as an Ambassador, this is your conference. You can also meet a lot of your friends from other projects like KDE, GNOME, Linux, Samba, LibreOffice and, of course many people from other GNU/Linux distributions with whom we collaborate on technologies like packaging, appstores or low-level tools like systemd.
The conference takes place from September 11th to 14th in Nuremberg, Germany. Nürnberg is quite easy and cheap to reach from nearly everywhere in Europe but it happens to be that the world is slightly bigger than that. We have contributors from India, Taiwan, the US, Brazil, Australia and many other countries around the globe. A trip to the conference might be affordable to most, but we also have contributors at the beginning of their career where money is usually tight. No matter the reason why, if you need financial assistance to be able to attend the openSUSE conference we have something for you: The travel sponsorship program. And while the conference organization team is relentlessly looking for more sponsors for it, the team has enough commitments by now to start the program today. Hooray! If you want to come to the conference in September but need assistance with the travel costs, you can apply to be sponsored via email now. Read on to learn how!
With the days closing in on us before the next great openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg, Germany 11-14 September, 2011, we’re seeing a lot of awesome papers being submitted to the Conference Program Committee. But there’s still time for you to submit that awesome session you’ve dreamed of. The deadline to submit your paper is midnight July 25th.
What We Are Looking For:
This year’s Conference theme is RWX³. That means its an open conference in which we all get to roll up our sleeves and get involved! We’re looking for that great session that talks about FOSS projects, openSUSE Community growth, and workshops that empower our users and contributors to do more awesome stuff.
Types of Sessions you can apply for
As you can see, the possibilities are endless. And this year’s conference, which is always free, is extra special because we’ll be moving to our new location, Zentrifuge, and co-hosting with the SUSE Labs Conerence. That’s two for the price of one and one is FREE!
- Submit your proposal here
- The Program Committee will be reviewing all submissions and making their votes before August 1.
- After August 5, we will announce the accepted proposals and contact you with the status of your proposal.
Remember, the deadline is this Sunday, July 24th!
Just a few days ago the third of six milestones on the road to openSUSE 12.1 has been made available for testing before it goes to final release November 11th, 2011. (Yes, 11-11-11!)
Main changes to this milestone
The third milestone has a huge number of changes and improvements on top of the latest openSUSE release. And many packages have been updated or upgraded. You can check the latest package versions on this page. What are the major changes?
- Firefox 5
- MozillaThunderbird 5.0
- aaa_base 12.1
- Kernel 3.0 rc7
- Python3 3.2
- Sysstat 10.0.1
- LibreOffice 188.8.131.52
- Tomboy 1.7.1
- Tracker 0.11.0
- many smaller updates to KDE and GNOME applications and desktops
|Nickname:||mihneadb / used to be CrAzzY_ in online games|
|Motto:||Not sure if it’s my motto, but: „You must be the change you want to see in the world“. It’s Gandhi’s.|
In our last article focusing on openSUSE Conference sessions, we discussed the BoF. In today’s article, we’ll explore the why, what and how of a workshop.
Teach Them To Fish
Remember how it is better to teach a man to fish than to bring him food? This is exactly what a workshop is all about. You can choose to be a one-man show doing all the work yourself, or you can teach others to join in with you and make your particular software project even stronger. And with our RWX³ theme, the openSUSE Conference is the perfect host for your workshop.