We are pleased to announce our new Issue 149.
We are pleased to announce our 149 issue of the openSUSE Weekly News.
We hope that you will enjoy reading.
Build Service Team
“Users of OBS 2.1.0 and 2.1.1 should update if they rely on the source read access protection. We fixed a security leak here.
This release is also fixing a regression of 2.1.1 for iChain users. New users were not able to register. (…)”
Build Service Statistics
Statistics can be found at http://build.opensuse.org
“With the progress the boosters made on the openFATE preview instance, we can now edit features and handle them. A screening team has been formed some time ago and now itâ€™s possible to really start working on features. (…)”
Newly requested features
“I think its very useful to add Turbogears Python Framework
“Windows users always complain, there’s no hardware compatybility on Linux. They even won’t test LiveCD. LiveCD don’t always can show full hardware support, like restricted drivers in action. (…)”
“The idea is to avoid incompatybility without stop distribution changes. We can change everythink, what we need, and after few months releases compatybility package, which installs library & other compatybility layers to software distributed on internal media(or outside a repository). (…)”
“Canonical introduced “Unity” with Ubuntu 10.10 as netbook GUI and plans to extend it for desktop use.
“When using x86_64 arch it’s impossible to pull in the glibc-devel.i386 package which is needed to build gcc, llvm, path64 and any other compiler or various packages.”
“In OpenSuse 11.2 was installation option Repair. It helped often repair system and (more important!) repair Grub. In 11.3 there is no repair option. It is very important for users who use for example Windows XP and Suse, because after XP installation, Suse disappears and they don’t have easy sollution to repair Grub. I’m a member of Polish Suse forum and we can see how often new people are give up to learn Linux because of missing easy solution at the beginning of using/installing system.”
“It seems in SUSE 11.3 the default setting was changed so that the touchpad no longer accepts tapping to click. At first I thought I had a driver issue or something was messed up. (…)”
“When installing openSUSE 11.3, right before copying the files to disk, one gets to choose where to install Grub – on a partition or in MBR. Installing on a partition is the default. (…)”
“QTads is the only Linux program currently capable of running the full/multimedia version of interactive fiction games written in the TADS (Text Adventure Development System) code (see “why do we want this” reason for more info). At the moment, it’s not available in any OpenSuSE repository, including the 3rd party Webpin-accessible or Build Service user home projects. Linux binaries are technically available but they’re built off Debian Lenny and have enough version-specific dependencies for having it be in a repository strongly preferable, particularly for GNOME users and/or novices. ”
“It has been some time since I wrote for the News. During the period between the release of 11.3 and the start of Milestone releases for 11.4, the Testing Core Team was essentially inactive – at least as a group. When M3 was released, I was away from home and missed an IRC meeting. From the transcript, I learned that the Xorg crashes made the system essentially unusable. That bug also delayed the release of M3 for almost a week, but it is now available.
The Testing Core Team will have an IRC meeting on November 15 at 17:00 UTC.
Next week I will cover the above meeting.”
In the Community
Welcome new Members (Corner for new acknowledged Members)
We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Members:
Events & Meetings
openSUSE for your ears
“Yesterday I was in Potsdam at Brandenburger Linux-Infotag, it was my 7th visit at this event. Its one of the smaller events in Germany. They started with the event in the city Brandenburg and moved 3 years ago to Potsdam at the university there, since then the event grows up a little bit.
This year they had a bigger program with workshops, 3 tracks and 3 tracks with talks.
For me it was as I said my 7th visit and I had every year a talk or/and a workshop there. This year I had a talk â€œThe openSUSE A-Z guideâ€ there and of course an workshop about Inkscape. For my talk the worst case scenario did happen. I prepared my talk and put him on an usb stick, the stick crashed. I can be lucky that Pavol load up a older version of them to prezi, so I had some slides to show.”
Great Article from our Greek’s Ambassadors.
“Had a great time with the Madison Linux User Group Saturday. About a dozen folks skipped the second half of the Badger game (and a really nice fall day), and joined us at ITT Technical Institute for my Introduction to openSUSE presentation.
As most folks there use Ubuntu, I focused on the things that make openSUSE stand out, which was mainly YaST (the installer and system administration tool). I also spent a great deal of time showing off KDE SC 4.5â€”actually more time than I wanted to, as I managed to hang up my system! (…)”
openSUSE in $COUNTRY
New/Updated Applications @ openSUSE
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“Kernel weekly news from 13 November.”
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