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openSUSE 13.2 Is Coming – First Beta Has Arrived!

September 22nd, 2014 by

Get openSUSE 13.2 Beta!

Our brand new ‘Rolling Factory’ has already amassed over 6000 installations and that’s just kicking awesome. But we won’t just roll: we will still create releases of openSUSE, and 13.2 is next! According to the roadmap, our latest Geeko is due in November and it will be awesome. We promise. But it doesn’t come for free: you will have to help. (more…)

openSUSE Asia – Register and book your dates!!!

September 22nd, 2014 by

The openSUSE Asia Summit committee has been working hard and is finally prepared to welcome you and give a taste of rich Chinese history and hospitality.

You may register in our CONFERENCE SUBMISSION TOOL before Sep 30th. We are looking forward to having you with us on this Oct in Beijing.


Statement on the recent Merger announcement

September 17th, 2014 by

Dear openSUSE Community,

As you might be aware, SUSE’s parent entity, the Attachmate Group has entered into an agreement to merge into Micro Focus, a UK-based enterprise software company. As the primary sponsor of the openSUSE Project, SUSE’s President and General Manager, Nils Brauckmann has contacted the openSUSE Board to share the following key points

  • Business as Usual: There are no changes planned for the SUSE business structure and leadership. There is no need for any action by the openSUSE Project as a result of this announcement.

  • Commitment to Open Source: SUSE remains passionately committed to innovation through Open Source. This has always been the foundation of our business and that will continue as we grow and innovate in new areas.

  • Commitment to openSUSE: SUSE is also fully committed to being a sponsor and supporter of an open, highly independent and dynamic openSUSE community and project. We are proud of openSUSE and greatly value the collaborative relationship between SUSE and the openSUSE community.

The combination of the Attachmate Group and Micro Focus creates a larger, global enterprise software entity, operating at a greater global scale. This provides an even stronger foundation for the continued investment in SUSE and our continued innovation through Open Source.

The openSUSE Board would like to thank Nils and SUSE for this reassuring statement. The Board is enthusiastic about the benefits the merger may bring to SUSE and ultimately also to our openSUSE Project.

If anyone has any questions, there will be an opportunity to raise them at todays (Wednesday 17th Sept) regular openSUSE Project Meeting at 15:00 UTC in #opensuse-project on the Freenode IRC network.


The openSUSE Board

openSUSE.Asia Summit 2014 – We have a Logo now

September 12th, 2014 by

We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Logo Design contest is the No.8 candidate authored by *W.H*!

Congratulations, *W.H*! W.H’s logo has been chosen as the official logo.

openSUSE Asia Summit 2014

openSUSE Asia Summit 2014


A heartfelt thanks from the openSUSE Asia community to all the logo designers for their time and effort, as well as the voters who took care of the active voting! You made this happened!


Results of the voting contest can be seen here.

Gopesh talks about his GSoC Experience as an openSUSE student

September 9th, 2014 by

GSoC:My journey with openSUSE begins

Hello everyone, I am Gopesh Tulsyan from India.I got involved with openSUSE community during GSoC to add features to OSEM(Open Source Event Manager Application).I am currently studying  Information Technology in National Institute of Technology, Durgapur ,India.

During GSoC I added two big features to OSEM, one is the Event Splash Page for Visitors and the other is Email Notifications.This was my first time with open-source project and it was really great.I learnt a lot while fixing bugs and adding new features.Previously, I had already worked with Ruby on Rails application by freelancing for some projects, but this time I learnt the coding standards for a fully-fledged software in use.


Factory: Over 6000 installations and growing!

September 5th, 2014 by

Since the announcement at the end of July of the new Factory development model, the machinery worked tirelessly releasing more than 15 Factory snapshots during the next month. As you can see in the changelogs that are published in the openSUSE-Factory mailing list following every snapshot, the changes are not restricted to leaf packages. The core of the distribution is moving together with the desktop applications. Factory is rolling!

The new process includes several mechanisms to deal with that controlled chaos that a development distribution should be, like OBS staging projects to control the package flow from the devel projects, and openQA to implement pre-integration and post-integration tests. All those extra checks are there to serve an ultimate goal: make Factory a usable platform for openSUSE contributors including, of course, bug reporters. No automatic system can detect that the new version of systemd breaks the suspend function of your laptop or that the new kernel package conflicts with the proprietary driver of your graphic card. Therefore, the rolling Factory will only succeed if it can attract new users willing to help in the early detection of bugs. So the question is: can it?

Thank you mentors for an amazing GSoC!!!

September 4th, 2014 by

Another Google Summer of Code has come to an end. This year has been particularly satisfying as we achieved 100% success. All of our students passed their final evaluation and a lot of code has been pushed upstream. Though the students deserve a big round of applause, special credit has to be given to the amazing mentors, who took out time from their busy schedules to guide the students and ensure that they work towards completing their projects.

So, openSUSE (and its sister organizations – ownCloud, Zorp, MATE) thank all the mentors who strive day in and day out to ensure that our projects are a success and we get amazing new contributors.

Without you, it was not possible

Photo by Japanexperterna (CC BY-SA)

Following is a list of the mentors who helped to move this GSoC sailing smoothly :

  • Martin Wimpress (flexiondotorg)
  • Henne Vogelsang (hennevogel)
  • Jim Fehlig (jfehlig)
  • Cornelius Schumacher (cornelius)
  • James Mason (bear245)
  • Ancor Gonzalez Sosa (ancorgs)
  • Ismail Donmez (ismail)
  • Peter Czanik (czanik)
  • George Ehrke (georgehrke)
  • Artem Chernikov ( kalabiyau)
  • Morris Jobke (kabum)
  • Dominik Bamberger (bamboo)
  • Michal Hrusecky (miska)
  • Alberto Planas (aplanas)
  • Arvin Schnell (arvin)
  • Balint Kovacs (blint)
  • Stephen Kulow (coolo)
  • Szilárd Pfeiffer (coroner)
  • Thomas Müller (deepdiver)
  • Greg Freemyer (gregfreemyer)
  • Jan-Christoph Borchardt (jancborchardt)
  • Joseph Reidinger (jreidinger)
  • Matt Barringer (mbarringer)
  • Shawn W Dunn (sfaulken)
  • Marcus Schäfer (shaefi)
  • Stefano Karaptesas(sfaulken)
  • Alessandro Cosentino (cosenal)

Things I learnt with the Zorp and openSUSE Team

September 1st, 2014 by

Greetings everyone, this is Peter from Hungary. In the last few months I have spent a lot of time and effort to give something to the open source community in the framework of GSoC. The aim of my project was to implement a Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS) Zorp (http://www.balabit.com/network-security/zorp) driver for OpenStack (http://www.openstack.org/) in openSUSE environment.