openSUSE 11.4 is set to release on 10th March 2010. A highlight among many exciting features is the debut of LibreOffice, successor project of the popular cross-platform desktop office suite by OpenOffice.org.
The upcoming new release of openSUSE 11.4 will be shipped with the latest and greatest GNOME 2.32. GNOME 2.32 is the last release in the GNOME 2.x series and has a number of final refinements to offer openSUSE users a stable base for the next 8 months. At the same time, the openSUSE GNOME team is already busy preparing for GNOME 3. A preview of GNOME 3 and the new GNOME Shell will be available in openSUSE 11.4.
KDE fans must definitely watch out for openSUSE 11.4, which will be the first major Linux distribution to feature KDE’s Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform version 4.6. This trio of releases by the KDE community brings much better performance as well as many usability and feature improvements all over the place. Upgraders will feel a double dose of KDE goodness, as openSUSE 11.4 brings two major releases’ improvements over the KDE 4.4 shipped with openSUSE 11.3. (more…)
The openSUSE Build Service team has released verison 2.0.8 and 2.1.6. of OBS. Both versions are fixing a critical security leak which can be miss-used to modify projects or packages without having write permission there. We highly recommend to update your instance of OBS as soon as possible to these new versions. Version 1.7 is not affected by this issue.
Bernhard Wiedemann created a nice tool at openbugs.zq1.de to avoid the situation where two people work on the same issue. There were VM’s prepared with VNC access so people could easily test and someone in the team ran his first KVM Virtual Machine at home, thanks to the help of the rest of the team. Another participant filed his first bug on bugzilla (that would be bug number 673629). In the end, the team went through and updated 60% of all old 11.4 bugs (=132 of 219)!
And of course, they had a lot of fun…
Finally, we have some crude statistics about yesterday’s most active participants, who can get the geeko-gear reward (just send your details to Bernhard Wiedermann)!
This list is generated with a perl script | sort | uniq -c | sort -n -r | head -11
49 Rainer Hurtado Navarro
34 Bernhard Wiedemann
24 Pieter De Decker
13 Larry Finger
11 Terje J. Hanssen
10 Malvern Star
10 Karsten König
9 Michal Hucko
8 Refilwe Seete
8 John McInnes
8 Jason Craig
Congrats on the great work!
The team decided it would be nice to have such events on a regular basis, so 2011-04-02 is proposed for the next Open-Bugs-Day.
Article contributed by Bernhard M. Wiedermann
We need a short service outage to move one of the big storages behind the openSUSE Buildservice to a new location. As result, build.opensuse.org and software.opensuse.org/search would not be available for ca. 30min.
openSUSE Build Service (OBS) has a problem. It is horrible powerful, but no one knows. Or no one knows how to make use of it in short.
Our documentation exists only in the wiki so far. While the wiki is still and will remain as a documentation resource, several of us OBS users and developers think we need something more structured and edited. A real book in short, which you can read to get an entire overview.
Therefore we started to create the infrastructure to write such books, it is part of the openSUSE documentation project. This means the documentation is written in docbook and hosted in svn.
We will have a service outage (expected are 30 minutes) this Thursday morning between 09:00 and 10:00 CET.
The software search on software.opensuse.org might also be affected during that time.