LinuxTag 2010 is around the corner. There will be openSUSE Rock ‘N’ Roll from June 9Â to 12 at theÂ BerlinÂ Fairgrounds! We just received word that our project got accepted for a booth and that we have 13 talks in the program of the free conference.
The talks with openSUSE people involved range from SUSE Studio to HA for openVPN and spread from Wednesday to the very crowded Saturday. Here is a complete list.
SUSE Studio – Easily create software appliances for the cloud and more – With James Tan.
In this presentation, James will show how quick and easy it is to create, test, and deploy appliances using SUSE Studio.
Libyui – Universal User Interface Development Library – With Katarina Machalkova.
This talk will introduce libyui internals and guide the user from developing a very simple “Hello World” program to creating a complex application in one of the language bindings.
MonoDevelop – Eine freie IDE fÃ¼r GTK– Mike KrÃ¼ger
This talk will introduce to Monodevelop and GTK#. You will see some demonstrations of the concepts of an IDE.
High availability setup of openVPN – With Lars Vogdt and Martin Caj
This paper starts with a short overview of the involved Services (DRBD, Pacermaker, openVPN, LDAP) and shows the detailed dependencies and configuration options of those services to make the openVPN access a high availability service.
Ruby on Rails in der openSUSE.org Infrastruktur – With Thomas Schmidt
This talk will give you an insight into the methods of development and maintenance of the openSUSE systems based on Ruby on Rails.
RANSRID – Redundant Array of Non- Striped Really Independent Disks – With Matthias Hopf
How to store low frequency accessed files with lower power consumption and lower failure rate than RAID.
Open Source und Film – das Kino wird frei – With Sirko Kemter
This talk gives an overview about the world of open source movies and shows the different chances to finance such projects.
Kernel Mode Setting – a Change in Paradigms for the Graphics Driver Stack – With Egbert Eich
This talk is to give an overview over KMS, it’s benefits and it’s implementation both from the kernel and from the user space point of view.
The road to GNOME 3.0 – With Vincent Untz and Johannes Schmid
In this talk, we will explain the successes and limitations of GNOME 2.x that lead to the decision to start the new 3.0 effort, and we will study the planning methods that are used to release GNOME 3.0 in a way as painless as possible — both for distributors and users.
Distribution Image building with KIWI – With Christopher Hofmann
This talk briefly introduces the KIWI image system and shows how to create images based on openSUSE.
The live A-Z Guide to openSUSE Contribution – With Henne Vogelsang and Vincent Untz
From A like Artwork (we guess you already heard of Vincents ninjaesque GIMP techniques) to Z like ZYPP, the linux software management engine. If you always wanted to know how you contribute back to a distribution, this is your chance to learn how.
The Free Software Hell And How To Escape It – With Adrian SchrÃ¶ter and Henne Vogelsang
After it is possible for users of software to easily escape the famous dependency hell with smart and user-friendly package managers this talk will show you how free and open source software developers can escape the next circle – The Free Software Distribution Hell.
WebYaST – remote Web based system management – With Ladislav Slezak
This talk presents WebYaST which is the Web interface for the YaST system management tool.
We are currently working on a Booth setup which includes a showroom of the latest developments in our beloved distribution which will be around release candidate one (RC1) during that time and we plan to release and show the next generation Build Service. The booth will also feature hack sessions for contributors, or people who want to become one, lead by the openSUSE Boosters. In these up and close hack sessions, with a small number of participants, a Booster will teach you all about a way to contribute to openSUSE and/or open source in general. Topics include hacking your first plasmoid, rolling your first package in the build service, fixing your first openSUSE bug or building your first distribution with KIWI.
So grab your laptop and make yourself ready to go to Berlin! Oh and if you are interested in helping to plan or man our booth, have ideas for a hack-session we could do or in general want to get in touch with us about LinuxTag don’t miss the openSUSE Project Meetings every other Wednesday on IRC. Looking forward to see you there.
Late last month we released the first milestone of openSUSE 11.3, now we follow up with the second. Milestone 2 is part of the milestones where we track new releases in the open source universe and test the building of our various distribution images with them. While milestone 1 introduced various pre-release versions of free and open source projects (KDE 4.4 RC1, OpenOffice 3.2 Beta4 or VirtualBox 3.1 beta 1) into our development distribution openSUSE Factory, this milestone is characterized by final releases of those projects. We are also preparing everything to switch to GCC 4.5.0 as the default compiler. Currently our staging version of Factory already builds with it and our compiler people document/fix the most serious issues, they aim at milestone 3 for the switch. To learn more about the benefits of GCC 4.5.0 check the Development Tools section below. As you can see, although we are steadily moving forward, there is still a lot to come!
Go on to read about the detailed changes that happened in the various areas…
Its here! The first openSUSE 11.3 Milestone. This is the first step toward the next openSUSE release. The most important goal of this first milestone is to test the build interactions between newly added features in openSUSE Factory, also known as “get the snapshot to build”. It is in no way feature complete or ready for daily usage. There is no code freeze for any component yet, so many major changes are still to come.
This 11.3 Milestone build will give you a first glimpse of the direction we are pushing the distribution. Read more to learn about the major changes that happened since the release of openSUSE 11.2.
It is that time of the year again!
FOSDEM will take place at the first weekend in February (6th/7th) in Brussels and we’re going to attend. There is a buttload of tracks, devrooms and lightning talks to visit. Including, but not limited to: Security, Scalability, Monitoring, Distributions, KDE, GNOME, Ruby on Rails, X.org, LiMux, csync, GeeXboX and so on and so on. You should check the Schedule. Of course also the famous exhibition exhaust pipe hallway will be back once more with project booths ranging from CAcert to Zarafa Community.
Our project will attend mostly in the individual project’s devrooms and together with CentOS, Debian, Fedora and Mandriva in the distribution mini-conference that will happen. OfÂ course we also have a booth to show off and hand out promo DVD”s of the greatest distribution on this planet. We hope you seize this opportunity to meet, learn from, get inspired by and shape the community that will gather at the the best Free Software and Open Source event in Europe!
The openSUSE Conference isnâ€™t just an opportunity to work together â€” itâ€™s also an opportunity to play together. During the conference, weâ€™ll have several activities for attendees to get together and have a lot of fun!
Conference Social Event
Work Hard, Play Harder! â€“ That will be the motto for Thursday Night. Weâ€™ll convert part of the Novell Office into Joeâ€™s Tavern and everybody from the conference is invited to join us for some ice-cold Stuff and Flaming Joeâ€™s! The party will get going at 7PM. Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided. See the â€œHow to get thereâ€ page on, guess what, how to get there. The Office is also on the Conference Map.
|When:||Thursday the 17th of September, 7 PM|
|Where:||Joeâ€™s Tavern, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 NÃ¼rnberg|
Creative Commons Short Film Nights
Movies free to copy and distribute. Movies that can be shared both with friends and with the Internet community. For many thatâ€™s hard to believe, but itâ€™s reality. Thanks to Creative Commons, which is established as both an alternative and a complement to the traditional ways of commercial distribution when it comes to media. The Creative Commons night at the KommKino Nuremberg will show that the CC-model is also working for the distribution of short films. Together with the openSUSE Conference the KommKino will show short movies and music videos licensed under Creative Commons-licenses on Friday and Saturday. Everyone who brings an USB-Stick, external harddrive or notebook will be able to take the movies home. The movies start at 9:15 PM, admission is free. The KommKino is very close to the Main Railway Station. See the Conference Map and the â€œHow to get thereâ€ page for directions.
|When:||Friday the 18th of September, 9:15 PM
Saturday the 19th of September, 9:15 PM
|Where:||KommKino, KÃ¶nigstrasse 93, 90402 NÃ¼rnberg|
It’s alive! In an effort to bring another joy of contributing to the openSUSE distribution a new team, process and package repository just recently saw the light of day: openSUSE:Contrib
The openSUSE:Contrib repository is an extension of the openSUSE distribution. The goal is simple: making maintainership of packages in the openSUSE distribution possible for everyone. Currently with openSUSE Factory it is “only” possible to do code-contribution in the form of patches sent through the collaboration features of the openSUSE Build Service. While that is fine it is missing an important motivation bit: responsibility. Having responsibility for a piece of software inside a Linux distribution is a demanding but rewarding task and it is also the one task that is essential to the whole distribution business because that’s what a distribution is, a collection of packages. No matter if you create a nice desktop wallpaper or hack on a system service, if you want it to end up on the distribution you have to squeeze it into a package and use the whole process around that. With openSUSE:Contrib it is now possible for everyone to do that for the openSUSE distributions. So if you have experience in RPM packaging and you miss a piece of software in the openSUSE distribution join the openSUSE:Contrib team to scratch that itch. For starters you should read the openSUSE:Contrib wiki page and subscribe yourself to the openSUSE:Contrib mailing list. See you around!
Hey ho, we have a few new mailing lists available.
To discuss openSUSE usage on the different virtualization products like Qemu/KVM, XEN or VirtualBox subscribe to opensuse-virtual. If you are one of our many users from the Czech Republic (nazdar lidi!) you should subscribe to opensuse-cz and discuss openSUSE with other users there. A little while ago we created opensuse-features that broadcasts every change related to openSUSE in the feature database, opensuse-nl for users from the Netherlands and some new translation lists: German, Spanish, Russian, Slovakian and Hungarian. For more information on how to use these lists or what other mailing lists we have head over to the Mailinglist page on our wiki.