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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 73

May 27th, 2009 by

news    Issue #73 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

In this week’s issue:

  • Moblin v2.0 Beta on openSUSE
  • Andrew Wafaa: New openSUSE Netbook Images
  • Dominique Leuenberger: RPM packaging for beginners
  • Stephen Shaw: iFolder on openSUSE 11.1
  • eweekeurope: OpenOffice.org 3.1 – Better Performance

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3 Responses to “openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 73”

  1. scott

    I may have started my career in I.T 1985, back in the day of Large Mainframes, but I thought the principals around software development had not changed. A new module is created and tested and then put up off-line and tested and if o.k it was put on-line.
    If a bug was reported, it was validated and assigned and fixed and then 1 above.
    Every weekly meeting we would all have to account of the number of Authorised Features we has started and were ready to put on-line and the number of bug reports found, validated, fixed and ready to be put on-line.
    If anyone either created a new feature and put it on-line or fixed a bug and put it on-line and it fell over, we were lucky to keep our jobs and our feature/fix was backed out in a smart hurry.

    The mere notion of upgrading the total System to the next Release Version, was obtained, tested off-line, and if a important module fell over or did not do what is was suppose to do – The release was sent back and unacceptable with explanation and we would wait until the next Release Candidate was offered.

    With 11.1 we still have people who install our product and the installation falls over and our DVD ends up in the trash

    With Suse Linux I have always got the impression that hundreds of new features and eye candy are more important than stability! If fact everyone I talk to on the street or anywhere always comes down to the same question – Does Linux work O.K Yet! Is it stable enough for me to use and rely on?
    ‘I know I can download it and use it for free, but if it has bugs, I would rather pay for the other mob!’…be they so humble.

    Can we set up an on-line poll with no more than 5 questions of two being
    Is access to more programs right now more important than stability?
    What aspect of the software are you NOT prepared to sacrifice to get Suse Linux and learn how to use it?
    3. [Predefined Statements]

    When we the last time we all had a look at


    Don’t get me wrong, I really love OpenSuse, but I really want everyone else to share my enthusiasm for the project and the product…but its getting harder.

    Comments please from everyone and please no heads in the sand comments.

  2. desmvp

    I am right there with you i think thats the one thing that Linux has going for it the kernel is way more “stable” than most i really haven’t had much instability with it. So i guess i don’t know what your talking about as far as instability? i have only been working with it for that last five years so Im a little newer than you so some in site would be great. there are many projects that are out the and i like to think open suse is one of the purest out there. manly because they only in clued open sourced software on the cd and dvd installs, unlike other distros. i have yet to have my system crash cause of programing, it has only been twice and it has been because of something i did not the software. there are always lots projects out there that need help i unfortunately dont have much programming skill but i can get Linux and suse’s names out there and help it grow. i have helped many of new comers to Linux over the past few years and hope to get more in the the programing. So i guess what im trying to say is one what is the real problem your having and what are you going to do to fix it(or are you doing). My main point is dont just be a “LINUX LEACH” figure out how and what to help with. Not only will it help your main goal in the end but you may learn something about yourself along the way.

    Have fun with it!!!!


    learn teach and do!

    • scott

      What are the Problems I have?
      I find this question somewhat amusing, they are all in Bugzilla
      Bugzilla has a search function by bug reporter?????
      Certainly I can figure out how to fix just about anything I come across – This is not the issue!
      The issue is others cannot do this – you know, the people who just use our software!