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The second day of this year’s openSUSE Conference had two keynote speakers.
Frank Karlitschek, founder of Nextcloud and ownCloud, talked about the importance of federation infrastructure and reaching the critical mass. He pointed out that Free Open Source Software projects that offer similar applications to those that are proprietary fail to gain mainstream acceptance. One of the reasons he gave was trying to balance the balance between privacy and openness. He suggested that more projects should work with one another on a cloud-sharing standard and perhaps there should be a Global User Directory. Users could manage their privacy data that is shared or visible on a GUD as an answer to sharing personal cloud-based content with users running different applications or services.
Tumbleweed 20160613 snapshot will be the last snapshot to be based on GCC 5, according to the openSUSE Project’s Dominique Leuenberger.
GCC 6 will become the new default compiler, but the release date of the snapshot is difficult to predict right now because Tumbleweed is competing with builds allocated for the next Alpha 2 release of openSUSE Leap 42.2, which is scheduled to be release next week before the openSUSE Conference.
Some fixes in the GCC 6 snapshot will likely be needed, so users should pay attention to the openSUSE Factory Mailing List for any fixes that might be necessary.
Help Test Alpha 2 Release
As for Leap 42.2, a lot of focus was made on systemd and GNOME for the Alpha 2 release. Once Alpha 2 is released, we encourage people to test it and get involved with the development on the openSUSE Factory Mailing List.
View the road map for Leap 42.2 releases at https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Roadmap.
The summit was scheduled for June 22 – 23.
Given the ownCloud community has forked, openSUSE sought an amicable solution so that both communities could take part in the openSUSE conference. As this was found to not be possible, the openSUSE Board made the decision to cancel the summit.
Community members from these communities are welcome to attend the openSUSE conference.
Attendees are expected to behave in accordance to the openSUSE Guiding Principles.
The conference will take place in Nuremberg at the Z Bau June 22 – 26.
All proposals accepted for the openSUSE Conference, which takes place in Nuremberg, Germany, from June 22 – 26, have been selected and people selected to give the presentations need to confirm their proposal by May 30.
People submitting accepted proposals were notified by email, but will need to confirm their talk before it is listed in the schedule by clicking on the confirm button once logged on to events.opensuse.org.
The total conference, which includes Kolab, SaltStack, ownCloud and SUSE Labs summits, features more than 40 long talks, 40 short talks, 7 workshops, an IndieWeb Hack Day and a program for kids. There are several openSUSE tracks and community and technology tracks.
Organizers of the conference learned today that SaltStack’s Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Thomas Hatch will give a live demo along with Dave Boucha about SaltStack advanced features.
The tracks taking place are listed on the conference website, which also includes the dates for the keynote speakers.
The schedule is being developed, but it won’t fully be complete until all the proposals are confirmed. Attendees should also confirm that they registered for the conference.
As a reminder, today, May 9, is the last day to submit a Travel Support Program request.
The first round of proposals for the openSUSE Conference have been accepted and people who submitted a call for papers should log-in to events.opensuse.org and check to see if their talk has been accepted as part of the first round of proposals.
For proposals that have been accepted, users should confirm their proposal as soon as possible and also register for the conference if they had not done so already.
About 20 proposals have been confirmed, but there are about 45 proposals from the first round proposals that need to be confirmed.
There will be a second round of accepted proposals announced next week.
What to know
The openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, June 22 – 26 is just nine weeks away and attendee might want to start planning their trip to this year’s conference.
With a pre-conference party planned for June 21 at the Kater Murr at 7 p.m., attendees might want to consider arriving on June 21; arriving a day before the conference is a good idea.
The conference will begin at 10 a.m. on June 22, which should give people time to recovery either jet lag or the pre-conference party.
People who take the train will arrive in downtown Nuremberg. People coming in on a flight can go downtown using the subway (U-Bahn) from the airport. U2 is the train that goes too and from downtown (Hauptbahnhof).
People who plan on driving to Nuremberg will find plenty of parking garages around the city. Parking at the Z Bau is free.
Travel Support Program
People who plan on using the Travel Support Program can start submitting their requests now via Connect and need to have it submitted six weeks before the start of oSC16. (May 9 at the latest).
Learn more about the Travel Support Program and be informed of the policies to make your process easy and to understand the requirements for receiving support funds.
Plasma 5.6 and Qt 5.6 have yet to make it in a Tumbleweed snapshot, but the packages are are in staging and the latter will likely arrive after Plasma 5.6. Until then, there are four snapshots the have been released since the last update.
Snapshot 20160405 provided and update to gtk3 to 3.20.2, which provided a fix for a blue background in emacs. Wine updated to 1.9.7 providing improvements to the WebServices reader and drag and drop. Xf86-video-intel was also in the snapshot and backported several patches.
Snapshot 20160404 provided a Btrfsprogs update to 4.5.1 from 4.4.1 and perl-bootloader updated to .911 with the subpackage YAML. Mercurial updated to it’s latest version 3.7.3 and yast2-sound updated to 3.1.9 fixing a dependency on yast2.
There are 15 more days to submit a proposal for the openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg June 22 – 26, so I would like to provide an update to the community about the conference.
The planning of the conference is coming along well. There will be a pre-conference party at the Kater Murr starting at 7 p.m. June 21. There will be plenty of entertainment during the week as well.
Everyday, there will be a keynote. The keynote speakers who have confirmed are Norman Fraser, Ph.D., who is the CEO of SoftIron, Frank Karlitschek from ownCloud, and Michael Miller, President of Strategy, Alliances & Marketing for SUSE. We will have one more keynote as well, but we have not confirmed it yet.
The conference page has a list of hotels that are recommended, so if you haven’t booked your hotel, take a look at the list.
The T-Shirt Design Contest ends on April 2 and during our next organizing meeting, we will announce the winner of the contest and start getting the T-Shirts printed for the conference. Thank you to all the people who have submitted a design. There is still two days left to submit a design.
We have several sponsors for this year’s conference and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there.
openSUSE will have HackWeek the week following the conference, but it will kick off on Friday, June 24 and continue into the next week, so if you feel like hanging around Nuremberg for HackWeek, we will have a place for you to Hack at the SUSE Headquarters from June 27 to July 1. Participate in one of the projects listed or make one on the website.
If you plan on attending the conference from a non-European Union country, please view the requirements for entering the country.
You may be required to visit an embassy and have a formed signed to receive a travel visa. Email email@example.com if you need about attending oSC16.
Nuremberg offers several places to stay during the openSUSE Conference, but don’t wait too long to book a hotel room or a hostel because there will be a race car event in Nuremberg June 24 – 26.
The NorisRing races are an annual event that started in 1947, so many people from all over Europe will be coming to Nuremberg during the week of the conference and getting a hotel in the area you want might become more difficult the longer you wait.
Hotel rooms and hostels are already filling up, but there are some hotels that have reserved rooms available for people coming to the openSUSE Conference.
Hotel Marienbad and the Duerer Hotel have rooms reserved for Geekos, which is the keyword to reserve your hotel room for the conference. The prices the rooms are 75 € and 89 € respectively and they both include breakfast, but if you’re looking for a less expensive place, contact the one of the two hostels listed on the conference page.
If you desire to stay at a different accommodations than the ones recommended, be aware that the location of the Z-Bau, where the conference will take place, is just two subway stops from the Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof using the U1.
There are plenty of hotels downtown near the Bahnhof and the Kater Murr where the pre-conference party will take place in Nuremberg on June 21. The Kater Murr and many of the local hot spots are just a short walk from the Bahnhof.
Don’t forget about the Travel Support Program.