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People of openSUSE: Pascal Bleser

August 9th, 2007 by

Today ‘People of openSUSE’ starts. This project aims to make the people behind the openSUSE project and the distribution more visible. Therefore there will be several interviews with different contributors published on news.opensuse.org.

If you for example always wanted to know what a specific contributer motivates to participate or what he thinks about the future of the openSUSE project and of course if he turns off his computer during a thunderstorm as well as a few more non openSUSE related facts – just keep on reading the ‘People of openSUSE’ interviews that will be published in the future.

Now let’s start with Pascal Bleser: just click on the link below and you will see which answers he provides.


The openSUSE Project Turns Two

August 9th, 2007 by

It happened again. Another year passed (flew by). Happy Birthday openSUSE!

Read on for a look back and some things to come.


openSUSE Build Service Gains Momentum with AMD Sponsorship

August 7th, 2007 by

amd.jpgAs announced at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, AMD has been unveiled as a Platinum Sponsor of openSUSE providing it with powerful infrastructure upon which the openSUSE Build Service (OBS) can be run.


New Software Interface with 1-Click Installation Online

August 7th, 2007 by

Software.opensuse.org got a completely new face which improves the downloading of the desired openSUSE distribution a lot. It comes with the new look and feel following www.opensuse.org.

Additionally we got a really easy-to-use software search and installation interface there as well. The search is part of the openSUSE Build Service, which allows features like limitation of search results to a given base distribution. This does work also for Fedora, Mandriva, Debian and Ubuntu distributions, beside the openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise distributions.


Final Draft of openSUSE Guiding Principles

August 6th, 2007 by

Cornelius has posted the final draft of the openSUSE Guiding Principles to the opensuse-project mailing list. The openSUSE Guiding Principles are addressing the openSUSE community and outside world by providing documentation of the common understanding how the project works. The project is now working on getting broad support from inside Novell as well as the external openSUSE community for the final version of the Guiding Principles and will then officially announce them.

Quickies: openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7 Report, Finnish Wiki, Swedish Forum

August 4th, 2007 by

Susan from tuxmachines.org has been one of the most constant testers of openSUSE releases for quite some time and for openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7 she wrote again a detailed report with her observations and put up a screenshot gallery showing the new artwork. The wiki internationalization effort continues, with the Finnish Wiki joining the existing 16 international wikis. Daniel informed us that he recently launched suseforum.se, a web forum with the intention of being a gathering point for the openSUSE community in Sweden.

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7 Has Been Released

August 2nd, 2007 by

The openSUSE Team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7. Though this release should not be used on any production machines, everyone can help shape this release by testing out installations and much more. For more information on the release schedule, take a look at the Roadmap.


KDE 4.0 Beta 1 and KOffice 2.0 Alpha 2 Packages

August 2nd, 2007 by

KDE 4.0 Beta 1 has been released which marks the beginning of the integration process which will bring the powerful new technologies included in the now frozen KDE 4 libraries to the applications. Also the second Alpha of KOffice 2.0 has been announced. As usual unsupported packages are available for openSUSE 10.2 and Factory in the openSUSE Build Service. If you want to test-drive the new releases: the openSUSE Factory-based and with Kiwi createdKDE Four Live” CD has been updated.

Benji’s “One-Click-Install” Gets Supported by openSUSE Build Service

August 1st, 2007 by

The openSUSE Build Service generates .ymp files from now on, which can be used with Benjamin Weber’s One Click Install YaST Module.

This module takes care that all required repositories get used for installation and installs a predefined set of packages. You need no root permissions just to browse the content of a .ymp file.