10. Sep 2015

The weekly review: Cleanup after Perl 5.22, reading recommendations

Douglas DeMaio

TumbleweedAfter an update to Perl 5.22 and adding Plasma 5.4, Tumbleweed had no snapshots this week but there is one expected within the next few days.

The Perl update to 5.22 required a lot of cleanup and much of the resources and efforts for builds were focused on Leap this week.

Last week’s release of Leap’s Milestone 2 was well received and contributors have provided feedback about filling the gaps for items in Leap.

The next important dates for the Leap roadmap are Sept. 20, which is the freeze date, and Sept. 24, which is scheduled to provide the Beta.

Other items that are trending within the openSUSE community are an education program related to the openSUSE.Asia Summit and the implementation of the openSUSE landing page, which should be published soon, and an openSUSE search page, which contributors can add new search engines to if they would like.

A topic we want to share in this weekly review is a reading list the SUSE Documentation team lead Markus Feilner put together about 10 books every Linux and Open Source newbie should know.

Top 10 books

  1. Linus Torvalds, “Just for Fun”

  2. Eric S. Raymond, “The cathedral and the bazaar”

  3. Richard M. Stallman, Lawrence Lessig, Joshua Gay,: “Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman”

  4. George Dyson “Turings cathedral”

  5. Neil Stephenson: “Cryptonomicon”

  6. Tom de Marco: “The deadline”

  7. Frederick P. Brooks “The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering”

  8. Gorko Adzic “Impact Mapping”

  9. Gunther Dueck,  ”Schwarmdumm - So bloed sind wir nur im Team” (german only)

  10. O’Reilly, “Open Source - kurz & gut” (german only)

Another website read that is good is Tim O’Reilly’s Ten Myths about Open Source Software.

Please feel free to comment below and give us your thoughts. Have a lot of fun!

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