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Hackweek April 13 - 17

Conference in The Hague Taking Shape

Conference in The Hague Taking Shape

Gear Up For The Screenshot Contest!

March 31st, 2015 by

Greetings, green portion of the GNU/Linux web! It’s been a while since you last heard from us, so let’s say we give you something special this time around.

Wanna Play a Game?All of us users of open and free operating systems tend to celebrate the flexibility of our systems and desktop environments so we can tailor our systems to work best with our specific workflows. Often, we like to show off our desktops to the web vastness. So, how about we play a little game? How about we fill up the web with the best, most innovative desktops, and show off the power and flexibility of our geeko-powered mean machines?

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TSP – oSC15 Second Call

March 27th, 2015 by

oSC15The conference date is right around the corner. Part of schedule is out and the organization is running to have everything settled to host visitors and organize the best openSUSE conference ever.

You can still register to be part of the conference also apply for presentation.

 

But did you miss the first call of TSP? Are you still in dilemma? Go to the conference or not? Do you contribute to openSUSE and want to join the awesome community but money is an issue for you? Don’t worry because TSP is here to help you. Read the rest of this entry »

Where are you staying for oSC15?

March 24th, 2015 by

For those of you attending the openSUSE Conference in The Hague, we recommend these affordable lodging accommodations for your visit.

Hotel

Van der Valk Hotel Den Haag – Nootdorp

The Hotel is a short distances from Westvliet.

Double rooms with breakfast are 105 € per night
Single rooms with breakfast are 95 € per night

Sleepover

There is also a sleepover in one of the sport halls at the venue. For 12.50€,  you get a bed, blanket and access to a shower. You can reserve your place during our registration process. This offer is limited to 50 people, so its is on a first come, first serve basis.

Hackweek is back with Black-on-Black

March 24th, 2015 by

Gt-shirt-motivet ready for a good time in April and a flashback to old times. openSUSE will have Hackweek April 13 – 17 and everyone is welcome to participate.

All participant will receive the “” openSUSE Hackweek T-Shirt. All participants can sign up on http://hackweek.suse.com to participate in openSUSE’s Hackweek.

Hackerspace will be available for anyone who wants to hack at our locations in Nuremberg, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Provo, Utah (USA); Taipei, Taiwan; and Beijing, China, but hackers can always participate in this event remotely.

To use hackerspace during Hackweek, contact the following people based on location by April 10: Provo – Craig Gardner cgardner@suse.com, Prague – Thomas Chvatal tchvatal@suse.cz, Beijing – Yan Sun ysun@suse.com,  Taipei – Max Lin mlin@suse.com and Nuremberg – Douglas DeMaio ddemaio@suse.de.

Join a team working on a project during Hackweek or create your own new project at https://hackweek.suse.com/projects/new.

To help promote your project and the event, use hashtag #hackit when tweeting about your project. Media are welcome to attend the event; openSUSE encourages people participating in Hackweek to blog about it and to contact local media to provide coverage on the event.

Attending oSC15? Find out the visa requirements

March 5th, 2015 by

For people planning on attending the openSUSE Conference in The Hague, Netherlands from May 1 – 4 who are not citizen of the European Union, it’s a good idea to start thinking about getting your visa, which is why I’m going to summarize the requirements here and give you the resources to help you get the process started.

The Travel Support Program has no provisions to cover the cost of a visa, so it’s the travelers responsibility for covering the additional cost.

Alphabet Nation

You must apply for a Schengen visa through the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country if you are from one of the following countries: Read the rest of this entry »

Kernel 3.19 in Tumbleweed, snapshot with systemd coming

March 5th, 2015 by

TumbleweedDistrowatch will be changing its color scheme for remarks on Tumbleweed from red to green. Snapshots for Tumbleweed have included Kernel 3.19 as it was the first distro to update to Kernel 3.19 and the next snapshot will provide an update for systemd.

Systemd 219 has some fixes in the works and is currently blocking the release of the new Tumbleweed snapshot. Additional contributions would help speed up the release and be highly appreciated.

While GCC 5 won’t be in the next few snapshots, progress is being made; the difficult fixes to GCC5 are the ones that remain.

As for the previous snapshot released earlier this week, Mozilla Firefox was updated to version 36. There is a significant amount of additions to 36 and support for full HTTP/2 is enabling a faster, more scalable and responsive web. Mozilla also updated Thunderbird to 31.5.0 and MFSA 2015-24/CVE-2015-0822 provides reading of local files through manipulation of form autocomplete for both Firefox and Thunderbird.

For the most recent snapshot, visit the mailing list.

Openness brings fresh air to YaST

February 25th, 2015 by

It has been a while since we reported about YaST in this site. This post in Spanish from fellow openSUSE blogger Victorhck has inspired us to write about some exciting news that deserve to be shared with the whole openSUSE community. YaST has always been a completely free and open source project, but free and open source means way more than just having the code available in some server at Internet. You may know lowering the entry barrier to contribute to YaST has been one of the goals of the project.

The first big step was moving from YCP to a more popular, documented and widespread programming language like Ruby. The new Ruby-based codebase debuted in openSUSE 13.1, full of automatically converted code that looked “not so Ruby”. Now, with the revamped installation workflow introduced in openSUSE 13.2 and after a whole release cycle of refining and polishing the YaST code and the development tools, the world of YaST development is a nicer place for newcomers.

So we have the code publicly available and written in a nice popular language, we have easy to install development tools, we have a public IRC channel and an open mailing list and we have a group of experienced developers willing to help anybody wanting to jump aboard. What is missing?

Tons of documentation!

The YaST team has put some effort in the last months gathering all the development documentation that was disperse and creating new one. The result is the new YaST development landing page. The page is packed with information useful to anyone willing to introduce himself in the world of YaST development and also acts as a central documentation hub, containing links to information hosted in Rubydoc.info, doc.opensuse.org or the openSUSE wiki. Among other things, the page includes a guide with the first steps for newcomers, a section with documentation targeted at developers and another one with descriptions of the processes and guidelines observed while developing YaST.

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oSC15 Travel Support Request

February 24th, 2015 by

openSUSE Conference 2015

Link to oSC15 webpage

 

As you may already know, the Travel Support Program (TSP) provides travel sponsorships to openSUSE community who want to attend the openSUSE conference and need financial assistance. The openSUSE conference 2015 will held in the city of The Hague – Netherlands, from May 1st to May 5th.

 

 

The goal of the TSP is to help everybody in and around openSUSE to be able to go to the openSUSE Conference!

 

When and how

The application period will be opened from February 24th to March 5th. The approval results will be done by TSP App on March 9th and the sponsoship acception must to be done until March 12th. In case the requester doesn’t Approve the sponsorship the amount will be given for the next on the waiting list.

Remember: All requests will be managed through the TSP application at http://connect.opensuse.org/travel-support.

You will need an openSUSE Connect account in order to log in the application and apply for sponsorship. Please be sure to fullfil all of your personal details at openSUSE connect account to avoid delays or negative request. A good application with good information will be processed faster. Read the rest of this entry »

openSUSE miniSummit @Scale13x – summary

February 21st, 2015 by

openSUSE miniSummit T-shirtBy Bruno Friedmann

Hi Geekos, here is a small summary of our Thursday February 19th openSUSE miniSummit event here at SCALE 13x.

Located in Century AB room, a 80 seats room, the average attendance rate was varying between 50% and 85%.

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Thank you FOSS community!

February 13th, 2015 by

February 14 is a day to express your love for others and in keeping with that theme, openSUSE extends its gratitude toward the organizations and people who make Free and Open Source Software a reality.

Every year, the Free Software Foundation Europe asks all FOSS users to think about the hard-working people in the Free Software community and to show them their appreciation individually on this “I love Free Software”-Day.

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