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OpenStack Havana and openSUSE

October 17th, 2013 by

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Congratulations to the OpenStack community for today’s release of OpenStack Havana! This is the eighth OpenStack release and the community delivered on-time, yet again.

Packages have already made it to openSUSE Factory for those interested in testing. This OpenStack release further expands the capabilities of the industry-leading cloud software by providing improved scalability and performance, monitoring support, automated VM management and improved configuration. openSUSE 13.1 packages are available and so are packages for older openSUSE releases and for SUSE Linux Enterprise. (more…)

Downtime of parts of build.opensuse.org on 2012-05-23

May 23rd, 2012 by

Failed geeko
The storage backend of the openSUSE Build Service at build.opensuse.org is causing again problems. Server side builds will not be enabled for now. The outage will be for at least today.

Access to api.o.o and the website build.opensuse.org are possible, so source modifications and local builds, e.g. via the command line client osc, are working. Just builds on the server will not happen.

Planned outage of some openSUSE infrastructure on 2012-05-10 starting at 0:00 UTC

May 9th, 2012 by

Our Provo data center will take down a few server starting today at 6pm local time (MDT) which is 10th of May, 0:00 UTC. The downtime is expected to last for three hours.

The following openSUSE services might be effected:

  • all openSUSE wiki instances, e.g. en.opensuse.org
  • the wordpress instances like news.opensuse.org and lizards.opensuse.org
  • the forums at forums.opensuse.org


Open Build Service version 2.3 released

May 3rd, 2012 by

Open Build Service is a generic system to build and distribute packages from sources in an automatic, consistent and reproducible way. OBS 2.3 brings the functionality to maintain a released software product in an efficient and transparent way. This includes

  • Update coordination: One or more maintenance groups can decide if and when to start or release an update. This includes also the tracking of new, running and processed updates.
  • QA and Review integration: The current state of an update is always visible and trackable. Review processes can be integrated.
  • Release Management: Isolated build and tested updates can be released or revoked via OBS mechanism.
  • Multiple code stream support: An issue can be handled for multiple code streams.
  • Documentation support: The documentation of an update for the end-user is integrated

This functionality is already used for doing the maintenance updates for the openSUSE distributions. The features can be used all together or in parts for own products.

In addition OBS 2.3 provides

  • A greatly improved web interface, including user management, syntax highlighted source editor and improved source diff review views
  • Improved Cross Build Support via Qemu
  • Functionality to hide entire projects
  • Issue tracking support, tracking documented fixes in external bugzilla, fate and CVE instances in packages.

It is recommended to read the Release Notes before updating an instance. OBS packages can be found in the openSUSE Tools project or as an appliance which can be used on hardware or in VM.

Your Open Build Service team

About Open Build Service

The Open Build Service (OBS) is an open and complete distribution development platform. It provides the infrastructure to easily create, release and maintain software for openSUSE and other Linux distributions on different hardware architectures. It is developed under the umbrella of the openSUSE project, but is licensed under GPL and used by other open source projects like MeeGo or Tizen. It is also used by universities, ISVs and companies like Intel, Dell, and SGI.

Support Offerings for Open Build Service

Downtime of software.opensuse.org

April 12th, 2012 by

Failed geekoWe had some network problems in our Nürnberg data center this afternoon and now the site software.opensuse.org is not reachable.

To download the openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3, go directly to the download directory.

To download openSUSE 12.1, go directly to the 12.1 download directory.

For everything else, please wait until the server is fully up again.

Update 2012-04-12 19:37 UTC: Everything should be up again.

Results of openSUSE Conference 2011 Survey

January 5th, 2012 by

After the openSUSE 2011 Conference, we run a survey to gather feedback so that we can improve for the next conference. The overall feedback was very positive. Thanks a lot to the 134 people that participated in the survey!


openSUSE 12.1 Launch Feedback

November 19th, 2011 by

openSUSE 12.1 was launched on Wednesday and it’s time to look back at the successful launch of a great distribution.

We’ve seen a lot of positive feedback regarding openSUSE 12.1 via press, social networks, blogs etc. The interest in social media is significant with good conversations and new members, our facebook group has grown the last weeks by several hundred new members, the followers of our @openSUSE twitter increase and the recently launched  Google+ page is in the circles of over 3200 people.

Looking over twitter messages directed to our @openSUSE account, here’re just a few comments about openSUSE 12.1:

Really impressed (I’m not impressed easily) with all of the added configuration and customization @openSUSE 12.1 brings very polished – by OhHeyItsLou (more…)

Internet at openSUSE Conference 2011

October 25th, 2011 by

At the openSUSE conference 2011, there was especially one area that caused us the previous years some trouble and this year nobody spoke about since it just worked fine: Wireless internet access.

So, what have we done right this year? It was basically wiring internet ourselves to the location and setting up the wifi controllers sponsored by Aeroaccess.


Open Bugs Day on August 21

August 20th, 2011 by

The Testing Core Team has decided to hold our third Open Bugs Day (OBD) on Sunday August 21 from 0:00 to 23:59 UTC.


Build Service Down Time – Fixed

June 21st, 2011 by

We are currently facing a hardware problem with the openSUSE Build Service.

Affected services are:

We are trying to resolve this as fast as possible. Apologies for inconveniences this may cause.

Please contact admin@opensuse.org with any queries.
Your openSUSE Admins

Update 18:53 UTC: Everything is up and running again. Note the build service scheduler needs to read all files now and create some data structures. It will take a few hours until the build service is building again packages.