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Novell Open Audio: Fixing Security Problems in Linux

December 7th, 2007 by
Novell Open Audio

For the last issue of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Marcus Meißner, team lead of the SUSE security team, to learn about the processes triggered by a security incidence, proactive source code audits, teaching developers how to write more secure software and AppArmor.

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha0

December 6th, 2007 by

We’d like to kick start the development of openSUSE 11.0 by releasing the current state of Factory as an Alpha0 release. Since the release of 10.3, we checked in 2187 packages including fundamental package updates such as:

  • gcc 4.3.0
  • kernel 2.6.24-rc4
  • X.org 7.3
  • KDE 3.5.8
  • KDE 4.0 RC1
  • CUPS 1.3.4
  • gdb 6.7.1
  • Alsa 1.0.15
  • Gimp 2.4
  • Yast2 2.16

The change between 10.3 and Alpha0 is quite big, but it still works pretty nicely. So please join the openSUSE 11.0 development in downloading, testing and using Alpha0 or daily updated Factory distribution.

The most annoying bugs are as usual listed on Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_11.0_dev

So far there are some glitches in the installation process, that are mostly harmless. But the new kernel in particular can cause some regressions we would love to hear about through bugzilla, as described on bugs.openSUSE.org.

You can get it from http://en.opensuse.org/Development_Version#Downloads

Greetings, Stephan

Indonesian openSUSE Community Annual Meeting

December 6th, 2007 by

Masim informs us that the Indonesian openSUSE Community‘s (OpenSUSE-ID) Annual Meeting will be held in Jakarta on 8th December 2007. This is their monthly meeting that becomes the first annual meeting to prepare the project of openSUSE-ID in 2008.

Read on for some the facts about Indonesia and the opportunity he sees to increase openSUSE and Open Source adoption.


openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 2

December 5th, 2007 by

The second issue of openSUSE Weekly News is out! You can read it in: English, German. In this issue:

  • ATI RadeonHD Driver: First Release!
  • YaST Gets Ported to Qt4
  • FOSDEM Main tracks talks and developer rooms, with an openSUSE room and stand, announced
  • In Planet SUSE: Mono on OS X, openSUSE KDE Developments, KDE4 Desktop Effects Video Tour
  • In Tips and Tricks: Speed up Package Management

People of openSUSE: Keith Kastorff

November 30th, 2007 by

The ‘People of openSUSE’ publishes this week one more interesting interview, one of the most active openSUSE community members – Keith Kastorff – the man who has his own Beagle and spends his time helping people at SUSE Forums.


ATI RadeonHD Driver: First Release!

November 30th, 2007 by

The X Window System developer team at SUSE has released version 1.0.0 of the ATI Radeon R5xx and R6xx chipset driver it has been developing over the past few months for Novell’s technology partner AMD.

The source code was initially released to the public on September 18th. Since then numerous features have been added to the driver and numerous issues have been fixed in cooperation with the free software community.

Packages can be found in the openSUSE Build Service, and more information is available on our X.org wiki page.

Novell Open Audio: AutoBuild/Build Service

November 29th, 2007 by
Novell Open Audio

As part of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Michael Schröder and Andreas Bauer about the openSUSE Build Service, our powerful cross-distribution package build system. They discuss a bunch of updates which happened over the year since last coverage, what is being worked on currently and a little bit on how you can have your projects hosted on the service.

Annual Desktop Linux Survey by The Linux Foundation – 3 Days Left for Participation

November 28th, 2007 by

The survey is designed to pinpoint areas of user need in order to focus development efforts and accelerate the global adoption of Linux desktops and clients. It will be conducted till November 30, 2007. Survey results will be made publicly available shortly after it concludes. The survey is available here.

Have a lot of fun!

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 1

November 28th, 2007 by

We are very glad to be able to announce the first ever issue of the openSUSE Weekly News newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is to summarise all the finer details occurring in and around the openSUSE Community. This issue covers:

  • YaST documentation now in public SVN
  • Joint GNOME/KDE public packaging day coming up
  • PulseAudio in the works for openSUSE
  • KWIN Composite updates
  • Distribution, Build Service and Communication Status Updates
  • In Tips and Tricks: How to install openSUSE on a Mac Mini, and how to get Screenlets on openSUSE.

openSUSE Education: First Milestones Reached!

November 26th, 2007 by
openSUSE Edu

The openSUSE-Education project has been setup to support schools and universities using openSUSE. The project will create additional software packages, additional installation repositories and give community based support.

The project members would like to invite everyone interested to the next IRC-Meeting in #opensuse-edu on Tuesday

2007/11/27 18:00 CET (17:00 GMT)