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People of openSUSE: Marco Michna

March 28th, 2008 by

This week we meet #openSUSE IRC supporter, and openSUSE Quality Assurance team member Marco ‘daemon’ Michna in one more ‘People of openSUSE’ interview!


Google Summer of Code Update – Looking for Students

March 26th, 2008 by

The openSUSE Project is looking for students who are interested in contributing to the project via the Google Summer of Code. The application deadline for students is Monday, March 31st at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. (00:00 UTC, April 1, 2008)

If you’re not sure whether you’re qualified to join as a student, check the SoC FAQ — it spells out the eligibility very well.

After all students have submitted applications, the mentoring organization (in this case, the openSUSE project) will review and rank the proposals.

Mentors must be signed up by April 11, and students must be matched with mentors.

The entire timeline is available on the Google Summer of Code site.

The openSUSE Project’s ideas page is available on the openSUSE wiki. As you can see, we have a ton of good ideas. We’re open to more, though, so feel free to add one if it’s something you’re particularly interested in working on.

If you have any questions about the Summer of Code program, please contact Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier or Christoph Thiel.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 15

March 26th, 2008 by

Issue 15 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3 is Out
  • SoC Student Application Period Open
  • Brainshare Digest
  • One-Click-Install improvements

Huge thanks to Jan-Simon Möller and Stephan Binner for preparing the issue!

People of openSUSE: Masim Sugianto

March 21st, 2008 by

Today’s ‘People of openSUSE’ interviews Masim ‘Vavai’ Sugianto – founder of the Indonesian openSUSE community helping users, and spreading out openSUSE to be widely used in his country!


Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3

March 19th, 2008 by

After four regular weeks and one hack week after Alpha 2, we are very happy to announce openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3.

yast-2_thumb.png KDE4 Desktop GNOME

See more screenshots on the Screenshots/openSUSE_11.0_Alpha3 wiki page


openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 14

March 19th, 2008 by

Issue 14 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • Videos and Slides from FOSDEM 2008
  • openSUSE to Participate in Google Summer of Code 2008
  • Novell Free Hugs at CeBit 2008
  • KIWI-LTSP 0.3.14 Now Out
  • LimeJeOS, the openSUSE-based JeOS is Born
  • Banshee 1.0Alpha1 is Available with 1-Click-Install
  • New KDE Four Live and updated KDE 4.1 Snapshot Packages
  • HP to preload SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop on Notebooks, Desktops
  • In Tips and Tricks: Best Practices for Editing Configuration Files
  • Upcoming: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3 (today)

openSUSE Participates in Google Summer of Code: Looking for Mentors, Projects, Students

March 18th, 2008 by

Zonker wrote the following:

I’m happy to announce that the openSUSE Project has been accepted to Google’s Summer of Code 2008! Now the real fun begins!

We’re now in the “interim period” for students to discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations. (That’d be us.) Students will then have from March 24th through March 31st to apply to Google. See our ideas page, and Google’s SoC 2008 FAQ for more info and timeline.

Kudos to Google for acting quickly on this — applications for organizations were due last Wednesday, and I was notified this afternoon that we had been accepted. That’s pretty speedy, given the number of applications I’m sure they had to read through.

Discussion about openSUSE’s participation in Google’s SoC 2008 is most appropriate on the opensuse-project mailing list.

Videos and Slides from FOSDEM 2008

March 15th, 2008 by

The videos and slides of the openSUSE presentations at FOSDEM are now online, and available at the FOSDEM2008 wiki page.

They are also available on Google video (lower quality).

Huge thanks goes to Thomas Schmidt and Juergen Weigert for making it all possible.

openSUSE Packaging Days II – April 4th/5th, 2008

March 14th, 2008 by

Ever had problems finding a package for your favorite application for your favorite distro? Are you an application developer or project contributor, and want to learn how to provide binary packages for all the popular distros (including openSUSE) automatically?

Using the openSUSE Build Service, you can provide packages for most popular Linux distros using one single service. Rather than maintaining separate systems to build packages, you can take advantage of the openSUSE Build Service and let it do most of the work.

To learn how to leverage the build service, join the openSUSE community on April 4th and 5th on IRC to hone your package building skills. The Packaging Days II event will be held on Freenode at #opensuse-buildservice. Community members will be standing by to provide support and answer questions about using the build service and creating packages.

Find out more about the Packaging Days II event at: http://en.opensuse.org/Packaging/Packaging_Day

People of openSUSE: Timo Hönig

March 14th, 2008 by

This week we feature Timo Hönig, openSUSE Mobile Device team member, mainly working on D-Bus, IAL, and KNetworkManager.