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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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12.1 update repository changes

February 20th, 2012 by

Teams from the openSUSE Buildservice and openSUSE Maintenance worked together since weeks now to integrate openSUSE distribution maintenance support into the Buildservice on build.opensuse.org.

There were a lot of changes and a lot of places had to be adapted, but finally they got it working: maintenance updates for openSUSE 12.1 are now handled inside the openSUSE Buildservice without further need of SUSE internal scripts (well: we still will have some of them running as backup for a while now).

As a lot of people were involved in this task and a lot of code has been written, some smaller bugs might still be included, even if everyone tries to avoid failures. One of the most visible bugs was the unsigned 12.1 update repository from 2012-02-18 until 2012-02-19: the reason was a sync script that tried to pull the repository from a wrong location where the signing was not yet done with the new setup.  We apologize for the trouble and irritation caused and really appreciate all the reports from our users about that broken repository – as this shows the high amount of interest and knowledge about the security impact such an unsigned repository has.

openSUSE 11.1 KDE4 Reloaded: Includes KDE 4.2.2 and 11.1 Updates

May 1st, 2009 by

While 11.2 is still months away there’s still plenty of activity going on with openSUSE. In addition to last week’s milestone release, you can also get your hands on openSUSE 11.1 Reloaded. This is a respin of openSUSE 11.1, including KDE 4.2.2 packages and updates to 11.1.

This is an installable live CD that features the KDE 4.2.2 packages from the openSUSE Build Service repo. The live CD was created by Stephan ‘Beineri’ Binner, and is useful for people who want to test out KDE 4.2 and users who are doing new installs and want the most recent openSUSE updates straight out of the box.

See the KDE 4.2.2 announcement for more information on the improvements and new features in KDE 4.2.2.

Some features in openSUSE’s distribution of KDE differ slightly from a stock install of KDE. The “cashew” (Toolbox) is not enabled by default. It ships with the “Aya” theme and includes some bugfixes and enhancements over the stock 4.2.2 release. The Reloaded live CD also defaults to the KDE4 versions of Amarok (2.0.2) and Digikam (0.10).

A Note of Caution

Please note that this is not an “official” openSUSE release, and has not undergone the same kind of testing that stable releases receive.

Additional openSUSE KDE News

As Will Stephenson points out, if you’re following the KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop repository, you’ll soon start getting KDE 4.3 packages. If you want to keep on with the KDE 4.2 packages, use the new KDE:42 repo. The live CD is pre-configured to use this repository, so no need to worry about getting moved to 4.3 unless you change it.

See Important news for openSUSE KDE4 users for more information about KDE repos in the openSUSE Build Service and package naming changes.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 31

July 17th, 2008 by
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Issue #31 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • Next Helping Hands Event
  • www.opensuse-tutorials.com
  • Hubert Mantel: openSUSE Gets the JeOS
  • People of openSUSE: Bryen Yunashko
  • Pascal Bleser: Reporting Packman package bugs
  • Jigish Gohil: New Compiz plugins

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 30

July 10th, 2008 by
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Issue #30 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • openSUSE Build Service 1.0 Released
  • Announcing openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo
  • People of openSUSE: Joe Brockmeier
  • openSUSE Build Service Trust concept
  • John Anderson: Get build dependencies with zypper
  • Michal Zugec: Network Documentation

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 29

July 3rd, 2008 by
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Issue #29 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • openSUSE 11.1 Roadmap
  • Novell Client for Linux Public Beta for openSUSE 10.3
  • People of openSUSE: Jan-Simon Möller
  • John Anderson: Find duplicate files by content not name
  • Lukas Ocilka: Package Search and One Click Install in YaST
  • Miguel de Icaza: Moonlight 0.7 is now Available

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 25

June 4th, 2008 by
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Issue #25 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • People of openSUSE: Matthias Fehring
  • Interview: KDevelop and the openSUSE Build Service
  • Status Updates
  • Gabriel Burt: Banshee 1.0 Release Candidate 1
  • Jigish Gohil: Compiz and Compiz Fusion 0.7.6 out in wild
  • blogs.zdnet.com: “OpenSUSE 11 RC1: The Mercedes-Benz to Ubuntu’s Volkswagen”