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Integration process for openSUSE Tumbleweed, Leap explained

August 28th, 2015 by


The SUSE office in Nuremberg, Germany, had a special presentation given by Dominique Leuenberger, last week about the interconnecting points of the openSUSE project.

Specifically, Leuenberger covered the integration process of Tumbleweed and Leap and explained the difference between the two.

“Leap is trying to find the balance between how much SLE (SUSE Linux Enterprise) and how much Tumbleweed,” he said.

Tumbleweed is a tested and stable rolling release with the most recent kernels, software versions and packages while SLE focuses on delivering enterprise-quality technology, efficiency and systems management. Read the rest of this entry »

openSUSE Asia Summit 2015 Call for Sponsorship

August 28th, 2015 by

The openSUSE.Asia Committee seeks sponsors for the second edition of openSUSE.Asia Summit that will take place in Taipei city, Taiwan from 5th and 6th of December 2015. We expect about 200 attendees ranging from developers, regular users and power users to attend the summit. The sponsorship amount will cover travel costs for speakers and some attendees, as well as the cost of facilities.

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openSUSE.Asia Summit – Call for Papers

August 25th, 2015 by

The openSUSE.Asia Committee is happy to announce the call for papers upcoming second openSUSE.Asia Summit. Starting today, the Committee is looking forward to see your proposals. The committee is looking for speakers from different avenues representing and advocating Free and Open Source Software.

Presentations can be submitted in any of the four formats
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  • Lightning Talk (10 mins)
  • Short Talk (30 mins)
  • Long Talk (60 mins)
  • Workshop (3 hours)

The openSUSE.Asia committee highly recommends workshops or hands on sessions. Papers can be submitted at the conference website.

Deadlines

Papers can be submitted until 25th of September. The openSUSE.Asia Committee will evaluate the proposals based on the submitted abstracts and available time in the schedule, and, the accepted proposals will be announced on 9th October.

openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015 – Logo design contest is back

August 24th, 2015 by

Preparations for the openSUSE.Asia Summit are rolling. As we are busy prepping ourselves for this big event, we realized that we need a logo for our very own Summit. Following tradition, we are back with the logo contest. We are looking for a logo which best reflects openSUSE and its community in Asia. The contest is open now and ends on 19 September 2015. We will send a “Geeko Mystery Box” as an appreciation for the best logo designed.

The Rules of the Contest are as follows:

  1. We will accept only SVG format for original design.

  2. Both color and monochrome(black and white) version are required as part of your submission.

  3. The elements of your design should reflect the openSUSE community in Asia.

  4. The logo should avoid the following things:

    • No brand names or trademarks of any kind.

    • No illustrations that may consider inappropriate, offensive, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.

    • No sexually explicit or provocative images.

    • No images of weapons or violence.

    • No alcohol, tobacco, or drug use imagery.

    • No designs which promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against groups or individuals; or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

    • No religious, political, or nationalist imagery.

  5. The logo should comply with “openSUSE Project Trademark Guidelines” published at: https://en.opensuse.org/File:OpenSUSE_Trademark_Guidelines.pdf

  6. You should also agree that the openSUSE community have right to interpret the usage of the artwork.

  7. All your artwork will be licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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The weekly review: Tumbleweed gets 4.1.5, TW-shirt at FrOSCon

August 22nd, 2015 by

TumbleweedThis week Tumbleweed posted two snapshots in spite of the fact many developers with families had been on holidays before school begins.

In those two snapshots, there were changes to  PyQt4 and an upgrade to a newer Kernel.

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No major versions were upgraded in the 20150819 Tumbleweed snapshot, but TW did update to Linux Kernel 4.1.5.

The 20150815 snapshot there were bug-fixes in PyQt4 for 4.11.4., 4.11.3 and 4.11.2. Added support was also applied for Qt v4.8.6 and there were several other updates.

FrOSCon

This weekend, we are at the Free and Open Source Software Conference at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. Jon “Maddog” Hall, chairman of the non profit Linux International and co-founder of the open source initiative, gives a Keynote speech titled “Beginning of the End or End of the Beginning?

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The second openSUSE.Asia Summit is arriving!!!

August 20th, 2015 by

We are happy to announce the second openSUSE.Asia Summit following a glorious successful first edition. The conference will take place in Taiwan at National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan on December 5th and 6th, 2015.

The summit is a great way for both openSUSE contributors, and, users to meet each other and have fun. The openSUSE community will get together, share their experiences, and, learn free and open source technologies.
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The goals of the Summit are

1. To promote openSUSE, its tools, and, other free open source software in Asia.
2. To introduce people to the openSUSE Project, through a series of talks, discussions and workshops.
3. To show prospective contributors, different various ways of contributing to the openSUSE Project and provide a platform for them to engage with contributors and find different avenues in the project that match their interests.

Normally, the openSUSE contributors and users communicated with each other online, thus it is a great opportunity to meet and talk face to face.  In addition, we have chance to learn free and open technologies, to share experiences with each other, and most of all, have fun at the Summit, and, in Taipei city.

Stay tuned!!!!

The weekly review: LibreOffice 5 in Tumbleweed, Leap trends, landing page almost ready

August 13th, 2015 by

IMG_0321Tumbleweed had four snapshots since our last weekly review, upgraded to a newer Kernel and has the latest LibreOffice 5, while Leap’s roadmap was published and version 42 is a trending topic on the Factory mailing list.

Tumbleweed – TW

Tumbleweed 20150807 snapshot last Friday gave many users an update they had been anticipating for a while; LibreOffice 5!

The updated version gives users improved user interface and design. LibreOffice 5 has a new AutoCorrect extension to simplify Emoji and other Unicode character input using de facto standard Emoji shortcodes, and other keywords surrounded by colons. It is now possible to crop an image with the mouse. Crop image, Format ▸ Image ▸ Crop menu entry and Graphic toolbar.

LensFun updated to 0.3.1 and improved performance when used with 32-bit float image buffers and introduced automated testing. It has new interchangeable lenses for Canon Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus Panasonic, Samsung and Sony models.

In the 20150810 snapshot, the Linux Kernel was updated to 4.1.4, which is trailing the newest 4.1.5 stable kernel, but expect the newest stable kernel soon.

Leap

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Second milestone expected soon

August 11th, 2015 by

Leap roadmap details released

Leap1The second milestone for openSUSE’s newest distribution Leap is scheduled for release Sept. 4.

The release of the milestone will start to align Leap 42.1 with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack (SP) 1, which recently had a similar roadmap release. The source code from SP 1 will be included in the newest milestone because Leap and SLE share a common core. Future releases of Leap will align with future SUSE service packs.

“Milestone 2 is really the release everyone should test,” said release manager Stephan “Coolo” Kulow.

Leap’s Beta release will follow Milestone 2 on Sept. 24, which will freeze the version and only major, critical and blocker bugfixes will be allowed.

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The weekly review: Tumbleweed and Leap

August 5th, 2015 by

gotherborgThere were multiple things that happened this week with openSUSE, but rather than making each happening a short snippet of information on news.opensuse.org, we felt it best to provide you this weekly review.

Tumbleweed – TW

Tumbleweed updated the Kernel package to 4.1.3-2.1 and 61 packages were upgraded in the 20150802 snapshot. Kernel 4.1.4 may make it in the next snapshot, but it’s more likely to be in the subsequent snapshot. LibreOffice 5.0 was accepted in staging and is on its way to Factory, so soon it should make it’s way into a snapshot.

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Six Tumbleweed snapshots follow Leap milestone release

July 30th, 2015 by

LibreOffice 5.0 is expected soon in openSUSE Tumbleweed.

openSUSE’s rolling release Tumbleweed posted six snapshot updates this past week following the release of Leap’s first milestone.

The only day a snapshot was not posted was on Sunday, so quite a few updates made it onto users’ computers this past week.

Tumbleweed followed the release of the Leap milestone by updating the Linux Kernel to 4.1.3, which is the latest stable version. Oracle’s VirtualBox was updated to 5.0.0 from 4.3.28.

There was an update to the YaST spec for the 20150727 snapshot. GNOME had some minor updates that fixed a crash when reading invalid backlight values. KDE had some minor updates as well and some Plasma 5 addons.

AppArmor updated to 2.10 and received several development updates. The cache time stamp issue was fixed and several memory leak/crashes bugs were fixed for libapparmor.

There was a fix for systemd on Xen and python-sip updated.

LibreOffice 5.0 is approaching soon, according to its roadmap and should make it into Tumbleweed soon, while perl and xfce still need to be fixed before being released in a Tumbleweed snapshot.