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Open-Bugs-Day Held Last Sunday

February 25th, 2011 by

As announced previously, openSUSE organized an Open-Bugs-Day held on January 20. Many people participated, including a large number of contributors new to #opensuse-testing on Freenode servers!

Results

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!

Future

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

30 min downtime for build.opensuse.org and software

February 24th, 2011 by

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.

Small server maintenance Thursday, 2011-02-03

February 3rd, 2011 by

We will have a service outage (expected are 30 minutes) this Thursday morning between 09:00 and 10:00 CET.

This means the following services will not be reachable during that time:
* http://download.opensuse.org
* http://features.opensuse.org

Small server maintenance Thursday, 2011-01-20

January 19th, 2011 by

We will have a service outage (expected are 30 minutes) this Thursday morning between 09:00 and 10:00 CET.

This means the following services will not be reachable during that time:
* software.opensuse.org
* build.opensuse.org
* api.opensuse.org

OBS Books Project

January 18th, 2011 by

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.

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Small server maintenance Thursday, 2011-01-13

January 12th, 2011 by

We will have a service outage (expected are 30 minutes) this Thursday morning between 09:00 and 10:00 CET.

This means the following services will not be reachable during that time:
* build.opensuse.org
* features.opensuse.org
* api.opensuse.org

The software search on software.opensuse.org might also be affected during that time.

openSUSE Boosters Year 2010

December 29th, 2010 by

The elusive Thirsty Thirteen

At the end of the year it is the time for reviews and the openSUSE Booster team did not want to let that opportunity slip. So what was important in 2010 from an openSUSE Boosters perspective? What happened, what progress was made, how did the boosters help openSUSE? A report from Klaas Freitag. (more…)

openSUSE at and with FOSDEM 2011

December 28th, 2010 by

picture by Robert Lihm

Next years FOSDEM takes place again in Brussels on Feb 5th and 6th 2011 and openSUSE will be present as usual!

Apart of the well known high level open Source tech conference there will be for the 2nd time the Distribution Miniconf. The Miniconf provides the perfect place for different projects to share ideas, talk about challenges each project has and to foster collaboration – and as openSUSE is all about collaboration we want to play a major role there.
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Join us on Saturday for the next openSUSE “Zombie” Bug Day

December 8th, 2010 by

On Saturday the 27th of November a Bug Day was organized to solve the issue with Zombie bugs, bugs against old, non-maintained versions of openSUSE. A team got together in the #opensuse-bug channel on the freenode network to review the bugs for any important and still valid information, otherwise closing them to clean up bugzilla.

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Greek sub-forum @ openSUSE Forums

December 7th, 2010 by

We are pleased to announce the Greek sub-forum is now live and ready for business. I have been working closely with: @warlordfff, who will be one of the Forum Moderators. The full list of openSUSE forum Moderators can be seen here: http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Forums_team

openSUSE forums offers a warm welcome to all language groups and we are especially pleased to see the successful launch of the Greek Forum. Now if only I was fluent in Greek! I could make this announcement look really impressive. Enjoy.