openSUSE 10.3 has been declared Gold and will now be uploaded to the mirrors and available for download on October 4th – the boxed version can be pre-ordered for delivery shortly after. tuxmachines.org has a late report on openSUSE 10.3 RC 1 with lots of new screenshots. Francis has created statistics about the openSUSE 10.3 bug reporters – half of the bug reports were done by non-Novell community members. Novell is now putting more resources into the Linux Driver Project which offers to write drivers for companies, for free.
Archive for September, 2007
Quickies: Goldmaster, oS 10.3 RC 1 Report, Bug Reporter Statistics, Reinforced Linux Drivers ProjectSeptember 29th, 2007 by News Team
To strengthen the openSUSE project we’re looking for an enthusiastic Chief Evangelist to:
- promote and spread the adoption of openSUSE
- be a public face for the project on conferences and events
- act as voice of the community back to Novell’s leadership team
- develop and nurture the openSUSE communities
- pro actively drive openSUSE marketing
This is a global role and as such, you can be located anywhere in the world. We’re looking forward to you. For detailed information please look here.
Some changes in openSUSE 10.3 have ensured that if you are interested in just about any type of popular virtualisation, then openSUSE is the operating system to be on. From Xen to VirtualBox, QEMU and KVM — it’s all available in the new version. Today we’ll be going through a few of these new additions and we’ll be talking to Frank Kohler, the project manager for Virtualisation at SUSE, to help us learn a bit more.
Stephan Kulow has announced openSUSE 10.3 Live CDs based on Release Candidate 2 which also got synced out – its live installer should still be considered Alpha. The security support for SUSE Linux 10.0 will be discontinued soon, after over two years. The openSUSE Codecs Site went online which will provide openSUSE 10.3 users with hints when they try to play unsupported formats. There is a nice user report about Novell’s presence at the recent OpenOffice.org conference. Marcus Meissner did some observations on how fragmentation can affect package manager speed and added a support database article. Responding to a distribution survey, Pascal Bleser created some statistics about the amount of packages for openSUSE.
We launched the new shiny design for the wiki on Monday. It was a little rough but we sorted out most of the bugs, even the newsfeed is working again :-). Now we have a more unified look of all openSUSE pages, just compare news, download and the wiki. Thanks to all who helped us to make this great redesign!
For all wiki maintainers: please look at Frank’s HOWTO mail on the wiki mailinglist.
openSUSE 10.3 has seen a lot of changes with the media selection; the most prominent one being the new 1-CD installation for KDE, and 1-CD installation for GNOME. Multimedia support in the distribution has also been improved, with MP3 support out-of-the-box for Banshee and Amarok. Today we bring you a special double-bill covering these two stories, and we’ll be talking to Michael LÃ¶ffler, the Product Manager of openSUSE, to give us a little more insight.
The GNOME team will hold its first public meeting this Thursday at noon EDT/18:00 CST/1600 GMT.
In general we will follow the meeting guidelines outlined for the openSUSE project, except we will use #opensuse-gnome as the IRC channel. Please add agenda items and questions to the meeting page. This particular meeting will be centered around 10.3 cleanup, 11.0 planning and the process/planning improvements for the team (ie having these meetings, and re-organizing our section of the wiki like we’ve done over the past couple of weeks).
GNOME meetings info:
Today you can read which answers to the ‘People of openSUSE’ questions the AppArmor developer Seth Arnold provides.
openSUSE has been driving innovation on the Linux desktop, and in today’s serial we’ll be discovering just what has been happening on the GNOME front. Among other things, openSUSE 10.3 is set to contain, and be among the very first to have, the new GNOME 2.20. We’ll see what new things you can expect from this version, what additional polish openSUSE brings to the desktop, and finally we’ll be talking to JP Rosevear (jpr), an openSUSE and GNOME developer, to find out a little more.