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openSUSE Wants Your Vote (on Bugs)

May 19th, 2008 by

Attention openSUSE users and contributors! It’s time to exercise your vote and help the openSUSE team identify the bugs that need to be squashed prior to the openSUSE 11.0 release. On May 22nd, we’re having a bug voting day to help ensure we identify the most troublesome issues in Bugzilla under openSUSE 11.0.

Please join us on Thursday, May 22nd from 07:00 UTC until 19:00 UTC. Check out the voting instructions on the Bugzilla and openSUSE wiki. We’ll also have live help available in the #openSUSE-Factory channel on Freenode.

If you don’t have a Bugzilla account yet, you can sign up for one here. You know you want one! Sign up today!

By prioritizing the bugs, we can ensure that we’ve got the right bugs in our sights for the openSUSE 11.0 release.

Of course, you can help with bug voting at any time. There’s no need to wait for a bug day! Just roll up your sleeves and head over to the openSUSE Bugzilla and jump right in.

Questions or suggestions before the bug day? Drop me a note at zonker@opensuse.org.

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1

April 18th, 2008 by

The openSUSE team is proud to announce the first Beta release of openSUSE 11.0! There are many exciting enhancements and features in the new release. Among these is the incredibly fast package management (libzypp), KDE 3.5.9 and 4.0.3, GNOME 2.22.1, a beautiful new installer, live CDs and much more.

What’s New

 

The openSUSE 11.0 beta 1 includes quite a few changes and new features that users will find interesting, including:

KDE 4 and KDE 3.5: The openSUSE 11.0 beta 1 includes KDE 4.0.3, which includes a number of new features, fixes, and optimizations. See the KDE4 page for more info on the KDE4 branch. To help test, see the wiki for info on reporting bugs in KDE. Not quite ready to move to KDE4? No worries, the beta includes an installation option for KDE 3.5 in addition to KDE4.

GNOME 2.22: Beta 1 includes GNOME 2.22.1 with plenty of new features and packages. Interested in helping with testing for GNOME in openSUSE 11.0? See the wiki for all the info you need.

YaST ported to Qt4: openSUSE’s administration and installation tool, YaST, has been ported to Qt4, providing beautiful styling for the installer, and an improved look for areas such as package management.

Screenshots!

 

Here’s a quick look at openSUSE 11.0 beta 1:

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os110beta1-kde3_thumb.jpg os110beta1-gnome_thumb.jpg

For some more screenshots head over to Screenshots/openSUSE_11.0_Beta1 on the wiki.

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openSUSE KDE/GNOME Packaging Day: 30th November / 1st December

November 21st, 2007 by
Packaging

The GNOME and KDE teams have teamed up to provide two packaging days, from November 30th until December 1st (from any timezone to any timezone). It will take place on IRC in the #opensuse-buildservice channel.

We will help interested newcomers and already experienced packagers in learning all the little tricks and bits needed for creating good openSUSE packages of your favourite application with the openSUSE Build Service. A little existing experience in compiling software from source is recommended, and the wiki page also lists several other useful things to read.

So join our effort in creating more packages for your favourite Linux Distribution!

Dirk Mueller and Michael Wolf

First GNOME Team Meeting

September 24th, 2007 by

The GNOME team will hold its first public meeting this Thursday at noon EDT/18:00 CST/1600 GMT.

In general we will follow the meeting guidelines outlined for the openSUSE project, except we will use #opensuse-gnome as the IRC channel. Please add agenda items and questions to the meeting page. This particular meeting will be centered around 10.3 cleanup, 11.0 planning and the process/planning improvements for the team (ie having these meetings, and re-organizing our section of the wiki like we’ve done over the past couple of weeks).

Meeting agenda:
http://en.opensuse.org/GNOME/Meetings/20070927

GNOME meetings info:
http://en.opensuse.org/GNOME/Meetings

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: SUSE-Polished GNOME 2.20

September 20th, 2007 by

openSUSE has been driving innovation on the Linux desktop, and in today’s serial we’ll be discovering just what has been happening on the GNOME front. Among other things, openSUSE 10.3 is set to contain, and be among the very first to have, the new GNOME 2.20. We’ll see what new things you can expect from this version, what additional polish openSUSE brings to the desktop, and finally we’ll be talking to JP Rosevear (jpr), an openSUSE and GNOME developer, to find out a little more.

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