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openSUSE and GSOC 2012: Good to Go!

April 26th, 2012 by

GSOC Geeko 2012
Google published the list of 12 students proposals that have been accepted for Google Summer of Code 2012 for openSUSE. It means that 12 students will be able to work full-time on changing the world this summer! (more…)

openSUSE Summit Website Adds Spanish Translations

April 23rd, 2012 by

summit esThe openSUSE Summit team has been working hard over the last weeks to add Spanish translations to the website. As the openSUSE Summit is meant to be an ‘Americas’ event, we aim to create a dual-language conference, accommodating both the Spanish and English speaking visitors. The exact language distribution of talks will strongly depends on the talks submitted, so we’d urge our Spanish speaking community to submit talk proposals in Spanish!

Grab the Geeko by the Horns: The Boosters are Hiring

April 20th, 2012 by

SUSE, our founder, partner and sponsor, has put out a couple of job openings for the openSUSE Boosters Team! Are you a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) enthusiast? Are you quick on your feet, a talented technologist? Are you hungry to learn new things and equally passionate about sharing your knowledge with your peers? Are you looking to turn what you love into your job? Then head over to suse.com, send in your resume and score the opportunity of a lifetime!

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Heinlein Support Becomes openSUSE Project Sponsor

April 18th, 2012 by

Logo_heinlein-professional-linux-supportThe openSUSE community is proud to welcome Heinlein Support as new sponsor to the project! Heinlein is a Linux specialist offering training, consulting and hosting focused on the German market and will help us with our mail infrastructure. (more…)

GoGo on openSUSE

April 16th, 2012 by


openSUSE 12.1 was one of the first major Linux distributions to include the new programming language Go. Recently, go 1.0 was released and shortly before milestone 3 openSUSE Factory received packages for this new Go. Graham Anderson notified the factory mailing list of this and included some tips for Go hackers on getting started with Go. Read on for some of his tips and links to more. (more…)

Downtime of software.opensuse.org

April 12th, 2012 by

Failed geekoWe had some network problems in our Nürnberg data center this afternoon and now the site software.opensuse.org is not reachable.

To download the openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3, go directly to the download directory.

To download openSUSE 12.1, go directly to the 12.1 download directory.

For everything else, please wait until the server is fully up again.

Update 2012-04-12 19:37 UTC: Everything should be up again.

openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 hits the street

April 12th, 2012 by

Despite delays due to the move to a i686 desktop kernel for 32-bit systems, milestone 3 is finally available. This milestone brings progress on a number of features including GNOME 3.4, LibreOffice 3.5.2, Plymouth and more.

Like the M2, there has been a bit of a delay getting this testing milestone out. Some kernel changes made it initially impossible to build the 32bit version of openSUSE but these have been fixed. Download it from software.opensuse.org/developer. As usual, a list of the most annoying bugs is being maintained and you can see the list of bugs and/or file a new one in Bugzilla. Read on for some details on the release and how to help! (more…)

Open Build Service Delivers Website Integration

April 4th, 2012 by

OBS download pageThe Open Build Service, a system to collaboratively build and easily distribute packages for a wide variety of operating systems and platforms, has introduced the ability to integrate the intelligent OBS ‘download package’ page into websites. This is useful for projects who want to offer their users easy access to downloads for a wide variety of Linux (and non-linux) systems. Moreover, the Open Build Service 2.3 Release Candidate is out and the final release is near. (more…)

The KDE and openSUSE communities welcome you to COSCUP 2012!

April 3rd, 2012 by

Geeko's at the booth
COSCUP is the largest FLOSS conference organized by local communities in Taiwan. The conference has sessions for new users, enthusiastic promoters, coders or anyone who is interested in cutting-edge FLOSS technologies. The goal is to create a friendly and informative environment for people from different communities to make friends, learn new technologies and inspire each other.

At COSCUP 2011, several KDE and openSUSE contributors gave talks and presented ‘cool stuff’ at their booths. This year, we will have a fully dedicated track for KDE and openSUSE and starting today, you can send in session proposals.

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