Archive for October, 2011
The openSUSE Project announces the 1.0 release of the unique cross-distribution-capable, fully automated testing framework openQA. openQA is the only comprehensive testing tool which can run tests on every level of the OS, from core functionality like the bootloader and booting the kernel up to testing applications like Firefox and LibreOffice. It shows the results in a convenient web interface and allows testers to see screenshots and even videos of the issues found. openQA is used to run nightly tests of the ‘Factory’ development repository for the upcoming openSUSE 12.1 release. openQA is available under the GPL version 2 or later.
The 2011 openSUSE Board term is soon coming to an end. In the last few project meetings as well as at the conference, the board has called for people to step up for the Election Committee. Five openSUSE contributors have offered their help and we’d like to introduce them to you.
Last Friday Dirk MÃ¼ller send an email to openSUSE-Factory about the status of the openSUSE ARM port. SUSE employees Adrian, Alexander, Dirk and Reinhard had spend their Hackweek revitalizing the initial work by Jan-Simon and Martin by getting openSUSE Factory on ARM to build and work. The current build status on OBS shows that almost 2500 packages are working successfully and the team invites anyone interested to come and help increase that number!
The much-awaited Beta release of openSUSE 12.1 is here!Â And just in time for your weekend Beta Pizza Party.Â So fire up that oven and warm up that download manager because its time to get ready for the latest awesome openSUSE on your computer.
If you’ve been following us, you know this release was originally called Milestone 6.Â However, the release team and its testers agreed this round of testing showed Milestone 6 to be so stable and ready for general testing, they decided to call it Beta.Â And that means that if you’ve been thinking about taking a pre-release of 12.1 for a spin before our final release in November, there’s no time like the present.
Testing is even easier nowadays with the ease of setting up a virtual machine so you won’t have to worry about affecting your actual production machine.Â Naturally, with any pre-release, you’ll want to check out the list of known bugs to make sure there’s nothing that catches you by surprise. And as with any release, we welcome your reports of any bugs not already found so we can make the final release of openSUSE 12.1 even more awesome.
So what are you waiting for?Â Call up your friends and get together for an awesome night of pizza, beer (or root beer), and start downloading here.Â We’re sure you’ll be just as excited as we are once you see 12.1 on your machine.