The openSUSE Travel Support Team is happy to announce that they are ready to process applications to sponsor community members to attend the openSUSE Summit and the openSUSE Conference as well as COSCUP. Thanks to the sponsors of both conferences, travel budgets are available and we call out for all participants to whom costs are a significant issue to consider applying for travel support. Read on to learn more! (more…)
Archive for June, 2012
Stephan ‘Coolo’ Kulow has released Beta 2 so it is time to start organizing these Beta Pizza Parties! As you might know, openSUSE 12.2 is delayed while we search for ways to cope with the growth of our community so this makes our first second beta in a very long time…
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 to learn what’s new, how to help and who the top 10 contributors to Factory are! (more…)
The openSUSE Summit team has decided to delay the CfP end date which was last week. The CFP will now be extended to June 30th. With SUSECon just having started their CfP the team felt it would be good to sync things a bit. Meanwhile, a number of sessions in the program are already determined and we’ll tell you more about it if you read on! (more…)
So, we’re delaying our release. And Coolo has announced we will do another Beta. There will be plenty of time after the beta and before the release which means: we can test the heck out of it! That calls for… a BetaPizzaParty!
You might know the drill by now – we’ve done this before. You get the pizza, we make sure there’s a nice, fresh Beta ready for you to test.
Read on for some insights on Pizza and Beta! (more…)
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Many people have noticed that the milestones and the Beta for this openSUSE release have been delayed or even canceled like Milestone 4. Now the RC is planned to go out Thursday – but that seems unlikely to happen as Factory, our development project, is still far too unstable. Coolo has send a mail to the openSUSE Factory mailing list noting that we need to re-think how we’re working.
We need new ideas
The mail by Coolo serves as a wakeup-call for openSUSE. Right now, we work via the devel projects which collaboratively send in better packages to Factory. But even then, sometimes things break in major ways and this breakage has gotten more frequent over time due to the growth of our community. One solution for this is to make heavier usage of ‘staging projects’ where packages get deeper testing and more integration can be done before moving to Factory. Another direction we could take is building more on our strengths like OBS and Tumbleweed. Slowing our release cycle to produce more stable releases say once a year, while increasing the emphasis on and efforts put in Tumbleweed and our OBS repo’s with newer software could give both ‘bleeding edge’ fans and those depending on a stable openSUSE more of what they want. Or, we go and loosen our release schedule, bringing out openSUSE ‘when it is ready’.
All options have pro’s and con’s. We want to avoid loosing ourselves: introducing rules and procedures to solve problems isn’t our way. So, we need fresh ideas and look in other directions. And now is the time to discuss these things: we’re bumping into the limits of how we work so the sense of urgency is there! (more…)
Announcing the opening of registration for the openSUSE Conference, LinuxDays, the Gentoo Miniconf and SUSE Labs.June 13th, 2012 by Jos Poortvliet
Today, the most ambitious Free Software event of the Czech Republic officially opens registration! We’ve got an awesome event for you in store with sessions on all major subjects in Free Software and around it. Entry will be free of charge for everyone and we’ll give you 4 events AND a bonus track for that money! Read on to find out why you MUST be in Prague on October 20-23 2012. (more…)
Last Thursday at the Meet Windows Azure party in San Francisco, attendees learned how developers can use Linux on Windows Azure. In case too much of our Old Toad has impaired your memory, the openSUSE 12.1 announcement in November 2011 included many new innovations and tools to help developers run cutting edge Linux-based operating systems in cloud environments.
This innovation has worked really well! In fact, even Windows Azure has taken a liking to our Linux operating system and developer tools because now you can run openSUSE on Windows Azure. The Windows Azure team apparently likes to mix our Old Toad beer with their Windows Azure Kool-Aid – which we thought sounded really strange, but we don’t mind another place for openSUSE to run. (more…)
Akademy ES is the yearly meeting of KDE developers and users in Spain. It is organized by the KDE Spain Association, and started in 2008. This year the event was organized in collaboration with the Clúster de Entidades Pro Software Libre de Aragón, the Zaragoza Council and the Fundación Zaragoza Ciudad del Conocimiento. Akademy ES took place during the 18th, 19th and 20th of May 2012. Of course, openSUSE was there with a number of talks! Read on for a report on the event from our ambassador, Rousinopoulos Athanasios-Ilias. (more…)
After a few delayed milestones, the fourth even got canceled – there has been quite a number of disruptive changes in our Factory development distribution, but we’re starting to settle down and announce the availability of Beta 1 today!
A large number of major changes has finally landed: GCC 4.7, Grub2 (status update), the new LibreOffice and much more.
On the graphical side this milestone now features gimp 2.8 (with single window option) and the latest updates to GNOME and KDE packages (including Qt 4.8.1 and KDE SC 4.8.3, GNOME 3.4.2). Heavy work has been going on in the area of bringing Xorg 12.1 and split-up Xorg packages to Factory. Moving from there, the new graphical stack combined with the new compiler tools (llvm, GCC 4.7) and the new Mesa can bring cool new stuff: llvmpipe bringing gnome-shell to non-accelerated systems and the svga gallium driver featuring 3D support to VMware VMs. We have switched from the old bootsplash to the modern Plymouth with our own plymouth openSUSE theme.
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…)