Heya geekos, geekos-to-be, and all other interested parties. This time it’s going to be a short one. We, the geekos kindly invite you to hang out with us!
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As we stated in one of our earlier articles, the openSUSE team is working full steam. Even though it may sometimes seem quiet news-wise, it’s not so by any means. So, let’s look at the progress the artwork team has been making since the last time we posted about new bling-bling hitting openSUSE 13.2.
openSUSE welcomes Google Summer of Code 2014 participants. Thanks to Google, openSUSE has an excellent number of slots and an equally excellent number of mentors and students for Google Summer of Code 2014. Throughuout the summer, students participanting in this program will code for openSUSE and its sister organizations ownCloud, MATE and Zorp and help them move forward. The best part of GSoC is that most of the code written by students will go upstream and will benefit openSUSE in general also. Along with this, we have an equally good range of projects that will improve the existing openSUSE architecture.
The list of successful students are :
- Travel Support Program application – Karthik Senthil
- Playlist Functionality for ownCloud Music App – Volkan
- ownCloud Calendar Application in angularJS – Raghu Nayyar
- openSUSE GSOC ideas: Cool live flash – Zsolt Peter Basak
- Open Source Event Manager (OSEM): Refactor user management model – Stella Rouzi
- Open Source Event Manager (OSEM): Implemention Organizer Dashboard – cbruckmayer
- MATE: Port from deprecated GStreamer 0.10 – Michal Ratajsky
- Integrate Snapper Snapshot browsing into openSUSE Desktop tools – Oguz Kayral
- Implement an application-level LBaaS driver for Zorp – Péter Vörös
- Extend Git-Review to support BitBucket – xystushi
- Event Splash page for Visitors In Open Source Event Manager Application. – Gopesh Tulsyan
- ePub support in Atril (MATE) – Avishkar gupta
- Add Snapshot management API to libvirt Xenlight driver – David Kiarie
- Improving the functionality of the extensions system in Caja – Alexandervdm
In the following weeks we will talk a lot more about these projects and get to know these students well.
Lets brew some code now.
Spreading the word about our project has again become a little bit easier. As announced during the Opening Keynote at oSC14 the reimbursement program for locally produced materials is BACK!
We would like to thank Jim Henderson, who will lead the team, Shawn Dunn, and Alexandros Vennos for volunteering their time to manage the requests. The program is funded with up to $200 US per event with a limit of $2000 US per quarter. The initiative is no limited to events as in small local conferences. If you need material for a local LUG meeting or if you can produce material for a “permanent” display of openSUSE in a University or other public place of interest use this program.
How does it work?
The process is outlined in the wiki and will share the Travel Support Program application. Basically you will need to submit a request through the application prior to the time of need. The team will evaluate the information and get back to you in a reasonable amount of time. The team may also decide that it may be worth sending out a booth box instead of producing material locally. If you accept the booth box the request will be handled for you if booth boxes are available at the time. After you have approval you can go ahead and produce the material for the event/promotion campaign. Once the event is completed provide a report, blog post on lizards or your own blog for example and submit your receipts. That’s it. For permanent displays, the “event” is obviously “never” over, thus you’d just submit your receipt after you setup the display (hang up the posters), send along a picture and some advertisement, possibly on social media and that’s it.
We tried to keep things as simple as possible while still assuring that there’s some verifiable bang for the buck for our project. After all having posters hanging in someone’s basement does not hep us find more users or contributors.
A word on the booth boxes and larger events. A list of events where we would like to have people represent our project is in the works and will soon appear on the wiki. Booth boxes for those events have been set aside. Keep an eye out for an announcement about the events list and a call for advocates to represent the project. As a hint, OSCON is happening from July 20-24 in Portland Oregon and we have no one yet organizing a local team to show off openSUSE.
The local production reimbursement program is live and you can start using it today. As we are just starting out there are bound to be some rough edges, thus please be patient, provide as much feedback as possible about the process and the handling of things to allow everyone involved to improve the initiative for everyone that might want to take advantage of it.
Go and spread the word about openSUSE and Have a lot of fun…
oSC14 took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, attracting a large number of Geekos to give and attend talks, organize and attend workshops and have fun at the parties. Compared to previous conferences the attendance at oSC14 was unfortunately on the lighter side of things but never the less we all had a great time. Since oSC13 we certainly had our trials and tribulations which we have left behind us and the mood was extremely positive with everyone being ready to move forward. The many hallway discussions had people discussing the new booth boxes, the progress on openQA and the staging model for Factory development. We shared articles on the event already, had 13K viewers on Bambuser and here we try to provide a bit of a closing overview! (more…)
Geekos gathered at beautiful Dubrovnik in Croatia for their annual meetup. They drunk, they conversed and they shared knowledge and progress of the project. They had fun! The openSUSE Conference’s final day and reporting is now detailed below. “The strength to change” was the moto of this conference and it served well its purpose. Many people found their strength and enthusiasm and started contributing to the project. We encourage you to participate. We welcome everyone interested in contributing to an awesome project. (more…)
This year’s openSUSE Conference is being held in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik in Croatia. This year’s conference organization team has taken care of its attendees with a special pass in order to have the chance to go sightseeing at the beautiful old city of Dubrovnik, to see the port and walk on the walls. But what happened at the venue today… (more…)
The openSUSE Conference 2014 is being held in Dubrovnik, on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. The conference venue, also known as the Campus of the University of Dubrovnik is set and ready to accommodate all the Geekos that will visit the conference from around the world. Everyone is happy and delighted about this conference.
Read more about this awesome first day!
The openSUSE Conference 2014 in Dubrovnik was kicked off just an hour ago by the board, sharing some practical information with those in attendance, a call for help as well as a number of community announcements. Talks will be available via streaming during the event, make sure to check it out!
The board brought up the state of openSUSE, including the release cycle (what comes after 13.1 is not clear yet), the changes to our processes (staging projects, openQA testing integration) and so on. This conference is a great time and place to discuss these things.
- The openSUSE Conference 2015 will take place in The Hague, Netherlands!
Under leadership of Hans de Raadt, a local team will take care of us in the international city of peace and justice. More details on Sunday!
- Reimbursement of production of local materials is back!
A process is being set up, led by a committee under Jim Henderson. More info will follow soon!
And the Board urged everybody to have fun and learn a lot!
The sessions at the conference are streamed live. You can find the feeds on bambuser.
For those at the event: don’t forget to return the food card and pay so you get something to eat today, tomorrow and on Sunday!
And a reminder: the conference party on Sunday evening starts at 7:00 P.M. (19:00) at the EastWest Pub, which is located right at the beach at Frana Supila 4. The pub is just south of the old town and it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to walk there from the venue. On the way you will pass Sesame where everything starts on Thursday evening.
We are happy to announce that at long last the schedule for oSC14 has landed and you can find the details of the once again jam packed conference here. We already published a extended sneak peek as well as information on the keynote by Michael Meeks. (more…)