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Welcome to issue #17 of openSUSE Weekly News!

In this week:

  • openSUSE-Education 1.0 RC2 for openSUSE 10.3 is Ready
  • Tips and Tricks: Quick host-to-host transfer
  • Stephan Binner: openSUSE's KDE 4.0.3 Packages
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman: Linux Driver Project Status Report as of April 2008
  • Reminder: openSUSE project meeting
  • Event: LugRadio Live USA 2008


Announcements


Advance notice of discontinuation of SUSE Linux 10.1

  • "SUSE Security announces that SUSE Linux 10.1 will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for more than two years, vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 10.1 after May 15th 2008 will not be fixed any more for this product. We expect to release the last updates around May 30th 2008."

openSUSE-Education 1.0 RC2 for openSUSE 10.3 is Ready

  • "With RC2 for openSUSE 10.3 the openSUSE-Education project starts the last testing phase before we release the final version of openSUSE-Education 1.0 for openSUSE 10.3."

In the Community


People of openSUSE: Jakub Steiner

  • "Independently of how many new application features and fixes a distribution release, doesn’t matter much if the distribution doesn’t look great, and users know it for sure! So, today we are proud to introduce to the world one of the openSUSE UX members team - Jakub Steiner."

Status Updates


Distribution

  • Factory status - "This week we had base system freeze and heading towards Beta1 next week."

Czech Packagers

YaST

Build Service

  • Some small issues were resolved before the packaging days. Now we can look forward to the 0.9 release.

Tips and Tricks


Quick host-to-host transfer

Tired of setting up an ftp server just to transfer some files from one host to another? You don't trust your buddy to give him an account to your machine for ssh? Don't want to enter a password on someone else's machine? Look no further! Here is how to copy files from host2 to host1 in the shell:

host1:$ netcat -lvp 12345 | tar -xv
host2:$ tar -cv file [files...] | netcat -v IP_of_host1 12345

You can also use this in combination with dd to copy e.g. partitions:

host1:$ netcat -lvp 12345 >part_xyz.img
host2:$ netcat -v IP_if_host1 12345 </dev/sda1

Geek facts about netcat:

  • by many considered one of the most useful network utilities
  • available for install with the known methods
  • when telnet host port is used to test a TCP connection or talk to some text based server, netcat host port is the tool actually designed to do that.
  • doubles as a port scanner
  • on some systems and busybox, just short nc

Planet SUSE


Covering just a few posts from Planet SUSE, an aggregation of all SUSE contributors' blogs:

Pascal Bleser: PostgreSQL on openSUSE

  • " PostgreSQL comes with pretty secure and locked down settings when installed. Here's a quick HOWTO to install the PostgreSQL database server on openSUSE and enable TCP/IP connections with user authentication. "

Stephan Binner: openSUSE's KDE 4.0.3 Packages

  • "KDE 4.0.3 is out and openSUSE packages are available at the usual place as is a new "KDE Four Live" CD."

Greg Kroah-Hartman: Linux Driver Project Status Report as of April 2008

  • "This is a status report for the Linux Driver Project as of April 2008, describing what has happened in the past year of work."

Past Meetings/Events


openSUSE GNOME meeting

  • "The minutes of the last openSUSE GNOME meeting are here."

Packaging Day II

  • "The packaging day's were a great success. Feedback was positive: packaging in the openSUSE buildservice is phun! And with so many target distributions its very productive."

Upcoming Events/Meetings


Reminder: openSUSE project meeting

  • "This meeting is meant to discuss the latest developments in and around openSUSE. It will be hold in the #openSUSE-project Freenode IRC channel on Wednesday 2008/04/09 12:00 GMT (14:00 CEST)"

LugRadio Live USA 2008

  • "... and be sure to stop by the openSUSE booth where we’ll be talking about and showing off openSUSE. We’re also looking for more booth volunteers — so drop us a note if you’re interested in helping out at the booth and talking about / demoing openSUSE."

Next KDE meeting

  • "The KDE Desktop Team invites everyone interested to join the #opensuse-kde channel for KDE related matters and to chat with the hackers that are there to support the KDE community on openSUSE. The next meeting: 2008-04-16 18:00 GMT/UTC"

Upcoming: openSUSE 11.0beta1

Security Updates


To view the security announcements in full, or to receive them as soon as they're released, refer to the openSUSE Security Announce mailing list.

SUSE Security Announcement: Sun Java

  • "The Sun Java standard editions have received security updates."

Advance notice of discontinuation of SUSE Linux 10.1

  • "SUSE Security announces that SUSE Linux 10.1 will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for more than two years, vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 10.1 after May 15th 2008 will not be fixed any more for this product. We expect to release the last updates around May 30th 2008."

SUSE Security Announcement: MozillaFirefox

  • "The web browser Mozilla Firefox was brought to security update version 2.0.0.13."

SUSE Security Announcement: CUPS

  • "Two security issues were fixed in the CUPS printing system, which could be used by an attacker to crash CUPS or to potentially execute malicious code."

SUSE Security Announcement: apache2,apache

  • "Various minor bugs have been fixed in the Apache 1 and Apache 2 web servers and released as a roll-up update."

SUSE Security Summary Report

  • Solved Security Vulnerabilities:
    • wireshark security problems
    • otrs SOAP command execution
    • xine security problems
    • xgl various X related security fixes
    • silc-toolkit buffer overflow
    • lighttpd security problems
    • tk GIF problems

In the Press


HP launches Linux-loaded Eee PC rival

  • "... and is available with SuSE Linux pre-installed ... "

fengshaun.wordpress.com: "Quick look: openSUSE"

  • "After a while using Fedora, I thought I would give openSUSE a try. It is a popular distro! After using it for a week now, I’m satisfied with it. "

Statistics


Numbers in brackets show the changes compared to the previous week.

Contributors

705 (+26) of 1315 (+51) registered contributors in the User Directory have signed the Guiding Principles. The board has acknowledged 71 (+1) members.

Build Service

The Build Service now hosts 2277 (+57) projects, 37167 (+197) packages, 5216 (+91) repositories by 5224 (+130) confirmed users.

Bugzilla

The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:

  • All Open Reports: 3748 (-46)
  • Blocker: 30
  • Critical: 154 (+7)
  • Major: 549 (+14)
  • Normal: 2155 (-53)
  • Minor: 293 (+3)
  • Enhancements: 567 (-17)

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Translations

The top 10 translation teams with the most translated strings of trunk:

  • Japanese (ja): 31521 / 100%
  • Ukraine (uk): 31521 / 100%
  • Hungarian (hu): 31438 / 99%
  • Portuguese Brazilian (pt_BR): 30715 / 97%
  • Italian (it): 30435 / 96% (1 rank up)
  • French (fr): 30014 / 95% (1 rank down)
  • Dutch (nl): 30007 / 95%
  • Portuguese (pt): 29567 / 93% (1 rank up)
  • Spanish (es): 29425 / 93 (1 rank down)
  • Finnish (fi): 29299 / 92%

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