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Gear Up For The Screenshot Contest!

March 31st, 2015 by

Greetings, green portion of the GNU/Linux web! It’s been a while since you last heard from us, so let’s say we give you something special this time around.

Wanna Play a Game?All of us users of open and free operating systems tend to celebrate the flexibility of our systems and desktop environments so we can tailor our systems to work best with our specific workflows. Often, we like to show off our desktops to the web vastness. So, how about we play a little game? How about we fill up the web with the best, most innovative desktops, and show off the power and flexibility of our geeko-powered mean machines?

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TSP – oSC15 Second Call

March 27th, 2015 by

oSC15The conference date is right around the corner. Part of schedule is out and the organization is running to have everything settled to host visitors and organize the best openSUSE conference ever.

You can still register to be part of the conference also apply for presentation.

 

But did you miss the first call of TSP? Are you still in dilemma? Go to the conference or not? Do you contribute to openSUSE and want to join the awesome community but money is an issue for you? Don’t worry because TSP is here to help you. (more…)

Where are you staying for oSC15?

March 24th, 2015 by

For those of you attending the openSUSE Conference in The Hague, we recommend these affordable lodging accommodations for your visit.

Hotel

Van der Valk Hotel Den Haag – Nootdorp

The Hotel is a short distances from Westvliet.

Double rooms with breakfast are 105 € per night
Single rooms with breakfast are 95 € per night

Sleepover

There is also a sleepover in one of the sport halls at the venue. For 12.50€,  you get a bed, blanket and access to a shower. You can reserve your place during our registration process. This offer is limited to 50 people, so its is on a first come, first serve basis.

Hackweek is back with Black-on-Black

March 24th, 2015 by

Gt-shirt-motivet ready for a good time in April and a flashback to old times. openSUSE will have Hackweek April 13 – 17 and everyone is welcome to participate.

All participant will receive the “” openSUSE Hackweek T-Shirt. All participants can sign up on http://hackweek.suse.com to participate in openSUSE’s Hackweek.

Hackerspace will be available for anyone who wants to hack at our locations in Nuremberg, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Provo, Utah (USA); Taipei, Taiwan; and Beijing, China, but hackers can always participate in this event remotely.

To use hackerspace during Hackweek, contact the following people based on location by April 10: Provo – Craig Gardner cgardner@suse.com, Prague – Thomas Chvatal tchvatal@suse.cz, Beijing – Yan Sun ysun@suse.com,  Taipei – Max Lin mlin@suse.com and Nuremberg – Douglas DeMaio ddemaio@suse.de.

Join a team working on a project during Hackweek or create your own new project at https://hackweek.suse.com/projects/new.

To help promote your project and the event, use hashtag #hackit when tweeting about your project. Media are welcome to attend the event; openSUSE encourages people participating in Hackweek to blog about it and to contact local media to provide coverage on the event.

Attending oSC15? Find out the visa requirements

March 5th, 2015 by

For people planning on attending the openSUSE Conference in The Hague, Netherlands from May 1 – 4 who are not citizen of the European Union, it’s a good idea to start thinking about getting your visa, which is why I’m going to summarize the requirements here and give you the resources to help you get the process started.

The Travel Support Program has no provisions to cover the cost of a visa, so it’s the travelers responsibility for covering the additional cost.

Alphabet Nation

You must apply for a Schengen visa through the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country if you are from one of the following countries: (more…)

Kernel 3.19 in Tumbleweed, snapshot with systemd coming

March 5th, 2015 by

TumbleweedDistrowatch will be changing its color scheme for remarks on Tumbleweed from red to green. Snapshots for Tumbleweed have included Kernel 3.19 as it was the first distro to update to Kernel 3.19 and the next snapshot will provide an update for systemd.

Systemd 219 has some fixes in the works and is currently blocking the release of the new Tumbleweed snapshot. Additional contributions would help speed up the release and be highly appreciated.

While GCC 5 won’t be in the next few snapshots, progress is being made; the difficult fixes to GCC5 are the ones that remain.

As for the previous snapshot released earlier this week, Mozilla Firefox was updated to version 36. There is a significant amount of additions to 36 and support for full HTTP/2 is enabling a faster, more scalable and responsive web. Mozilla also updated Thunderbird to 31.5.0 and MFSA 2015-24/CVE-2015-0822 provides reading of local files through manipulation of form autocomplete for both Firefox and Thunderbird.

For the most recent snapshot, visit the mailing list.