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Tumbleweed, Factory rolling releases to merge

October 24th, 2014 by

With the release of openSUSE 13.2 in November, two of openSUSE’s open-source projects, the ‘Tumbleweed’ and ‘Factory’ rolling releases will be merging, and offered as a single openSUSE rolling release under the name ‘Tumbleweed’

Factory will remain the name of the development process where openSUSE’s new developments are integrated, with the tested, user-ready rolling release assuming the name Tumbleweed from Nov. 4.

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openSUSE Kernel Repository is public

November 20th, 2009 by

Want to help test the openSUSE kernel? Want the very latest and greatest openSUSE Linux kernel sources? We have good news for you!

After several months of preparation, the kernel team has set up a public Git repository for hosting the openSUSE kernel sources. If you’d like to work with the openSUSE Linux kernel as it’s developed, please read Kernel Git on the openSUSE wiki, which explains how to clone the repository and use it.

The repository will be synced several times a day, providing much more up-to-date code than the Kernel of the Day (KOTD). The KOTD will continue, of course, as a useful resource for testers and developers who aren’t working on the kernel.

We hope the new Git repository will be helpful to anyone testing openSUSE kernels or building their own derivatives.

As usual, remember to have a lot of fun!

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 84

August 15th, 2009 by

news Issue #84 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5 released
  • People of openSUSE: Marcus Schaefer
  • Linux.com/Rob Day: The Kernel Newbie Corner: Kernel and Module Debugging with gdb
  • Guillaume DE BURE: More skrooge features
  • LDN: Kernel Log – Coming in 2.6.31 – Part2: Graphics, Audio and Videor

For a list of available translations see this page:
http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/84/Translations

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 83

August 8th, 2009 by

news Issue #83 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • KDE 4.3 review
  • Marek Stopka: YaST Education module is no more GSoC project
  • Linux.com/Rob Day: The Kernel Newbie Corner: What’s in That Loadable Module, Anyway?
  • Jeff Jaffe: Cloud Securityv
  • Nat Friedman: Running Linux in the browser

For a list of available translations see this page:
http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/83/Translations

Kernel Bug Squashing Day on Wednesday, July 30

July 21st, 2008 by

The kernel team is going to be hosting a kernel bug squashing day on Wednesday, July 30th. The goals of the bug squashing day are to:

  • Reduce the number of kernel bugs in openSUSE’s bugzilla
  • Get rid of old / invalid bugs in bugzilla and find duplicates
  • Send patches and bugs upstream
  • Test and review fixes for kernel bugs

If you’re interested in helping, join the kernel team on #opensuse-kernel on irc.freenode.net.They’ll be at it all day on Wednesday, July 30th starting at 00:00 UTC — so all time zones have equal opportunity to participate!

Testing the Current Upstream Linux Kernel

August 15th, 2007 by

Andrew Morton has spoken at different occasions about testing of the Linux kernel and asked users to test the current development version and report their findings.  For our openSUSE releases we have in general a frozen version and add only fixes for bugs that are encountered during testing – but stay with the same version for the lifetime of a release.

With our openSUSE Build Service we build a daily kernel, where we take the current upstream development kernel without any patches (besides those we need for building a RPM).  We do call this the vanilla kernel. It can be downloaded from:
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/Vanilla/SUSE_Factory/

Btw. if you test the vanilla kernel, report any problems to the Linux kernel mailing list (for details check the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/) and not to the openSUSE bugzilla.