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openSUSE in Fosscomm 2012

May 22nd, 2012 by

Once again, the Greek openSUSE community was present and rocked in the Free open source software communities meeting, which took place this year in the beautiful town of Serres. We had 5 talks and 1 workshop.

  • The openSUSE Project-talk (Kostas Koudaras)
  • Yast-talk (Kostas Koudaras-Stathis Agrapidis)
  • openSUSE Medical-talk (Stathis Iosifidis)
  • OwnCloud-talk (Stathis Iosifidis but originally registered from Chris Loukas)
  • OBS-workshop (Stathis Agrapidis)
  • Gnome Extensions-talk (Stathis Iosifidis)
  • Animal Shelter Manager-talk (Stathis Iosifidis) (more…)

GNOME Accessibility Hackfest (interview)

February 7th, 2012 by

A few weeks ago in A Coruña, Spain a Hackfest around GNOME Accessibility took place hosted by Igalia . openSUSE found the opportunity to make some questions to the people involved and then learn a bit more about this interesting Project. Our interviewers were Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias, Joanmarie Diggs and Juanjo Marín.

 

1 – What is ATK and AT-SPI in simple words?

AT-SPI is the acronym for Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface. Its main purpose is to provide a means for an assistive technology to interact with an application. For instance, the Orca screen reader wants to present newly-inserted text, such as a new instant message, to the user. Therefore Orca asks AT-SPI to inform it whenever text gets inserted. When Orca is told what text has just been inserted, it can present that new text to the user in speech and in braille. Similarly, Orca presents each newly-focused object to the user as the user navigates via the keyboard. Orca can do this because AT-SPI tells it each time a new object gains focus.

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Geekos go on G+

November 8th, 2011 by


The IT world moves fast and along with it does social networking. It’s been only a few days since Google announced the limited availability of Google+ pages and already thousands of Google-plussers have created a Google+ page. Of course, we’re social too and thus the openSUSE project now has an official Google+ page!
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The Green Planet

November 7th, 2011 by

The last few days those of you linked to the planet by http://planetsuse.org/ are experiencing connection problems. This is not because openSUSE Planet is down but as Pascal Bleser announced a few days ago into the openSUSE Project ML because this domain name is not under the Project’s control but by and individual who left the openSUSE Project some years ago.

The only way to go to the openSUSE planet is now by typing http://planet.opensuse.org/ and the correct way to connect your RSS is by adding that .xml .

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Will you Party?

November 2nd, 2011 by

My Sixth Birthday Party

A little over two weeks left for openSUSE 12.1 to be released on November, 16th 2011. And there is no better way to enjoy the new release than with your fellow openSUSE peers. So, attend or organize a Launch Party! These events around the openSUSE release can be anything – from a party in a pub to a series of presentations at an office. But there is a common theme: cool people sharing some fun and talks around the latest openSUSE release!

Read more on how to find out if there is a release party in your neighborhood or how to organize one!
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Coffee talk with Michael Miller

October 26th, 2011 by

Friday 16.09, while working on the openSUSE 12.1 marketing actions during the Marketing Hackfest, two of us had the spontaneous idea to suggest an interview to Michael Miller(Vice President of Global Alliances & Marketing for SUSE), asking him a few questions we could have in the openSUSE community. We did not have the time to go around, to find the FAQ or to choose the “best questions”. It was kind of “shall we do that, around a cup of coffee ? Why not ?”. And Michael Miller accepted our proposition, without any objection or any “joker’s need”.

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openSUSE Pizza Parties the Geeko Way

September 30th, 2011 by

Prosciutto, anchovy and onion pizza.

The new openSUSE 12.1 Release is approaching very soon and all you Geekos should not miss the opportunity of becoming a double GPM!

Party time starts this weekend and lasts until November 2011 in all Geeko-towns and Geeko-homes. Gather all your fellow Geekos to the best local pizzeria and let the party begin!

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Systemd is being removed from Tumbleweed

September 20th, 2011 by

Respecting users is a priority to the openSUSE Project so when something does not work the way it should be, taking a step back is more preferable than delivering something that is not ready yet. For that reason yesterday afternoon Greg K.H. announced to the openSUSE-factory mailing list that systemd is being removed from Tumbleweed so that users won’t have a problem with it. That way it will allow developers to spend more time on working on it in order to have systemd ready for the upcoming 12.1 instead of chasing problems that are specific to Tumbleweed.

Here is the e-mail from Greg K.H. announcing the removal of systemd from Tumbleweed:

Due to a number of inter dependencies on packages that are not ready for
Tumbleweed, and other interactions with the system that are causing
problems for some users, I’m going to remove systemd from Tumbleweed
today to allow the developers to spend more time on getting it stable
for Factory and 12.1 instead of having to chase down problems that are
specific to Tumbleweed only.

So if you have installed systemd in Tumbleweed, I suggest you now remove
it with a simple:
zypper rm systemd

thanks,

greg k-h

1st Greek openSUSE Collaboration Summer weekend Camp: The Report

August 3rd, 2011 by

From Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th of July Lizards and other FOSS enthusiasts were gathered at Katerini for the 1st Greek openSUSE Collaboration Summer weekend Camp.
The whole event started at the Hotel pool where all met before the actual beginning of the event . After everybody that was expected came, the talks started.
Fridays talks were more related to the openSUSE local community. Efstathios Iosifidis and Kostas Koudaras presented Lokalize and gtranslator and show people how useful tool those are. Efstathios Agrapidis along with Stella Rouzi presented how you can help the community by translating the openSUSE weekly news. (more…)

Are you ready for RWX³ ?

August 1st, 2011 by

Less than 50 days left before the 3rd openSUSE conference starts. A lot of people are working hard for this to be another successful gathering. Are you registered yet? If you are still undecided, and looking for a reason why you should come, let me tell you this:

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