Archive:Weekly news 21
tagline: From openSUSE
Welcome to issue #21 of openSUSE Weekly News!
In this week:
- openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
- People of openSUSE: Greg Kroah-Hartman
- Jigish Gohil: Sliced sphere in compiz-fusion-git packages
- arstechnica.com: Coming along strong: first look at openSUSE 11 beta 2
- "The openSUSE team is proud to announce the second Beta release of openSUSE 11.0! New changes include countless bug fixes, as well as the import of the new openSUSE 11.0 artwork for login, splash screens and more. Read more ..."
- "In order to optimize the YaST partitioner module for openSUSE users the user experience team decided to conduct a small survey to figure out how you deal with hard disk configuration."
In the Community
- "This weekend ‘People of openSUSE’ brings to light an interview of long time Kernel hacker and Novell employee Greg Kroah-Hartman. Greg KH today’s working full time on Linux Driver Project is the current maintainer of the Kernel package for openSUSE 11.0."
- "Today we are officially launching a new website: lizards.opensuse.org! This site offers blog hosting for openSUSE members. The blogs should be focused on the openSUSE project, e.g. on the distribution, packages, build service, events, etc. Please contact the site administrators if you want to have your blog created. "
- Beta2: bootloader talks to you (please test!)
- As of beta2, the graphical bootloader (the one on the install media) supports speech output via pc-speaker. That is, it reads all menu items to you. Read more...
- Build Service status report week 19 - Topics:
- general Status
- Trust System
- 1.0 release
- Five Easy Steps to become an OBS web developer
- "It is showing how easy it is to run a local web interface of the OBS for developing, without the need to run an own instance of the build service."
Tips and Tricks
- "The Automatic Configuration in openSUSE 11.0 installation is good because you don't have to click Next so much, but now I am missing the button for opening SSH in the firewall. Read more..."
- "Digg.com can receive an awful lot of submissions, so subscribing to the feed of all its stories (or even just stories from one particular section) can be pretty undesirable. Fortunately you can subscribe to feeds from digg based on keywords; the openSUSE one being:"
- "So, you don’t think bittorrent download is fast enough for the openSUSE 11.0 betas? This is a very common complaint. On the other hand you wish to help take some of the load off the mirrors, and you like the protection that bittorrent offers from corrupted downloads?"
Covering just a few posts from Planet SUSE, an aggregation of all SUSE contributors' blogs:
- "Here is one more of “cube” mode to make users of other OS jealous ;)"
- "Console-based NetworkManager client."
- "I have spent the last several entries outlining our exciting Fossa project – and I have not kept up with my practice of outlining the strategy behind our recent announcements. At BrainShare we had several significant announcements which I’d like to explain further."
- "Tamir Khason published an interesting approach at hosting standalone Silverlight applications. His solution is a Windows.Forms application that hosts a Windows.Forms.WebControl and inside the WebControl he hosts Silverlight."
- "From the cross-blogging department, Qt 4.4 has been released and is entering Factory for openSUSE 11.0 with packages for older openSUSE releases being available in KDE:Qt44 (this will move sooner or later to KDE:Qt). Dirk Müller thinks that's boring news as "everyone has packages of it" and I should rather mention that he has created packages from Qt 4.5 development snapshot within the KDE:Qt45 Build Service repository."
- "Version 0.10.3 of zypper will include a bash completion script written by Marek Stopka during Hack Week 2. The script uses zypper help [command] output to retrieve the list of commands and command options in order to feed it to the command line. Given the growing number of zypper's commands and options i believe this will be a pleasant help for many users."
- some more posts:
May 8, 2008 : Gnome team meeting
- See the Gnome meeting page for details.
May 8, 2008 to May 11, 2008 : Libre Graphics Meeting
- "Interested in Scribus, Krita, Inkscape, Gimp or Blender ?? Then the Libre Graphics Meeting is for you!"
May 15, 2008 : Upcoming... openSUSE 11.0beta3
- See the Roadmap !
May 14, 2008 : KDE meeting
- See the KDE meeting page for details.
May 15, 2008 : otevřenéSUSE in Prague on May 15
- "otevřenéSUSE is coming on May 15 in Prague. otevřenéSUSE (which is "openSUSE in Czech) is an event for local people interested in visiting the SUSE office in Prague, meeting with developers, and learning how to join the openSUSE community. Learn more on the otevřenéSUSE site (in Czech only)..."
May 20, 2008 to May 23, 2008 : Orbit IEX
- "Thanks to the Switzerland Novell colleagues openSUSE is again on the biggest computer event in Switzerland."
May 28, 2008 to May 31, 2008 : LinuxTag 2008
- "LinuxTag, Europe's leading exhibition on Linux and Open Source takes place from May 28 - 31, 2008 at Berlin's Messezentrum unter dem Funkturm."
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.
No new security announcements were published.
In the Press
- "There are a lot of things to like in openSUSE 11 and it will make a good choice for many users—it is already shaping up to provide better PulseAudio integration and stronger desktop search capabilities than Ubuntu, for instance. OpenSUSE also has excellent support for KDE 4, which is why we have used it as our reference platform for KDE testing and reviews."
- "I really like the KDE 4 desktop and where it's going. And I really like openSUSE 11. I may wind up installing it on rhea over Mandriva just to see if some of the issues I found with openSUSE 10.3 have been addressed. I like the fact that the latest kernel is shipping (2.6.25), and I also like that the latest gcc (4.3.1) is being used and looks to be shipping with openSUSE 11. I grow increasingly optimistic with each release."
- "Here are a few screenshots from the installation."
Numbers in brackets show the changes compared to the previous week.
The Build Service now hosts 2478 (+45) projects, 38165 (+179) packages, 5481 (+63) repositories by 5774 (+132) confirmed users.
The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:
- All Open Reports: 3733 (+31)
- Blocker: 26 (-8)
- Critical: 160 (-7)
- Major: 563 (+35)
- Normal: 2176 (+10)
- Minor: 289 (+9)
- Enhancements: 519 (-8)
The top 10 translation teams with the most translated strings of trunk:
- Spanish (es): 32513/ 100%
- Finnish (fi): 32513 / 100% (3 ranks up)
- Cambodian (km): 32513 / 100% (5 ranks up)
- Japanese (ja): 32511 / 99% (1 rank down)
- Ukraine (uk): 32511 / 99% (2 ranks down)
- Danish (da): 32501 / 99% (2 ranks down)
- Hungarian (hu): 32447 / 99% (2 ranks down)
- Portuguese Brazilian (pt_BR): 32114 / 98% (1 rank down)
- German (de): 32060 / 98%
- Italian (it): 31723 / 97%
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