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OBS downtime scheduled for Tuesday 2011-09-06 08:00 – 11:00 CEST

September 6th, 2011 by

The OBS-Team is going to replace some backend servers on next Tuesday.

Therefore, a downtime is scheduled from 08:00 to 11:00 CEST, altough we believe it won’t take that long (but you never know) :-)

Afterwards, the OBS should be prepared for all the awesome packager workshops happening during the openSUSE Conference.

Sponsors present at openSUSE Conference 2011

September 5th, 2011 by

Global Player

The openSUSE Conference 2011 team is happy to announce the partners for this year’s conference. Aside from sponsoring, there are contributions in terms of sessions, media coverage and network bandwidth. Let’s look at what our sponsors contribute, what sessions they’ll present and thank them for their support!

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 191 is out!

September 3rd, 2011 by

We are pleased to announce the openSUSE Weekly News 191.

Drone On!

September 2nd, 2011 by

Among other things, the openSUSE project is about “having a lot of fun”. In that spirit we would like to add a bit of diversion and an extra incentive for everyone to register and attend the openSUSE conference.

Parrot ARDrone_09

And the Milestones Keep On Coming!

September 1st, 2011 by

Fire up your virtual machines, get your test machines motoring, and start tweaking your fingers.  It’s testing time!

Image o Factory Assembly LineopenSUSE 12.1’s next milestone 5 is now ready for download.  Thanks to the men and women of openSUSE Factory who kept their eye on the ball with all the wonderful flurry of activities going on in our Project these days, they never lost sight and we’ll be sure to have an awesome final release in November.

There’s a lot of interesting updates to the 12.1 release and some cool new technologies including GNOME 3 and SystemD.  You’ll definitely want to take this milestone for a spin and see what you can expect in 12.1.  And if you’ve never tested before, its easy if you follow these instructions.  Being a tester is one of the great ways of contributing to the free software movement, and there’s plenty of room for testers in openSUSE Project.

As always with any pre-release, there are some known bugs you should read before starting up your test environment.

Here’s some other interesting things you can expect to see when you try Milestone 5:

  • Further changes have been made for systemd to replace the InitV system. The default is still InitV and we encourage testing of systemd so that we can switch the default for the next release.
  • We’re focusing on the GPLed OpenJDK version now, this milestone is the last one that comes with the binary Java provided by Oracle.
  • GNOME 3.1.5 is another step closer to GNOME 3.2
  • glibc has been updated to version 2.14

So, click here as we’d love to hear from you as you begin testing the latest Milestone.  If you already have a previous Milestone installed, simply run “zypper dup” at the command line to update to the latest Milestone.