Archive:Weekly news 23
tagline: From openSUSE
Welcome to issue #23 of openSUSE Weekly News!
In this week:
- Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
- People of openSUSE: Wolfgang Koller
- Status Updates
- Duncan Mac-Vicar P.: The greatest unknown openSUSE 11.0 package management feature
- Lukáš Ocilka: Function Keys in YaST ncurses Frontend
- andi.opensuse-id.org: KDE 4.0.4 on openSUSE 10.3
- "The openSUSE team is proud to announce the last Beta release of openSUSE 11.0!"
In the Community
- "While some are preparing their flight to Austria to attend EURO 2008, ‘People of openSUSE’ already flew but rather to meet Wolfgang Koller - founder of SuSELinuxSupport community and author of some nice KDE applications such as KTrafficAnalyzer."
- "Today the Orbit started, with a very nice openSUSE booth. I’m showing Beta3, and so far it’s running very well. So if you are in Zürich, visit the Novell booth! It’s quite easy to find, it’s the first one if you enter Orbit :-)"
- "Promoting openSUSE in Indonesia sometimes pretty hard and in another time is quite easy. Looks like a humor ;-) but it’s true. Why ?"
Tips and Tricks
- Masim Sugianto blogged about "openSUSE LiveUSB with KIWI"
Covering just a few posts from Planet SUSE, an aggregation of all SUSE contributors' blogs:
- "We are redesigning the YaST Expert Partitioner for openSUSE 11.1 and SLE11. The main idea is to have a navigation tree with all available storage devices on the left side and to display information on the right side along with buttons to perform appropriate actions. Read more..."
- "Just want to point out four improvements of the YaST Qt package selector in the upcoming openSUSE 11.0 that were missing too long, much requested (at least by me) and now added ..."
- "During the development of openSUSE 11.0, we have been reporting in real time cool improvements like the fast installation, how YaST became sexy, how YaST/ZYpp/zypper became fast, how YaST/ZYpp/zypper performs better than others and even that our solver is also really smart. However, there is something else…"
- "openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 already available on factory repos since May 15 2008 (in Indonesia, GMT+7) and has announced on May 16, 2008, but I can’t directly tried it because one of my programmer staff has resigned last week, so, I must covering up his work for a while and I can’t go for an install fest :-) ."
- "As you already know, YaST can run in three different front-ends: Qt, GTK, and ncurses. Textual ncurses front-end is widely used in the server area, for remote configuration and also as a fall-back if graphical front-end fails."
- "There was an openSUSE-Project meeting on Wednesday, 21 May 2008. See the Meetings page for details."
- "The GNOME team met on Thursday, 22 May 2008. Watch the Meetings page for details."
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."
May 29, 2008 : openSUSE 11.0 Release Candidate 1
- "openSUSE 11.0 Release Candidate 1"
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.
- "As you might have noticed we have released SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 this week (for both Server and Desktop, and also SDK)."
In the Press
- "This service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 has something for almost everyone -- customers, partners and developers," said Holger Dyroff, vice president of outbound product management for SUSE Linux Enterprise at Novell. "The benefits of Linux in the enterprise are becoming well known, and Novell's focus is on continuing to simplify the customer's experience, always with an eye to reducing costs. Reliability, security and interoperability don't need to break the bank. That's the ongoing value Novell provides with SUSE Linux Enterprise."
- "After knowing this news, I immediatly took YaST to update all KDE4 packages yesterday. Now, I’m going to mention how to do that in easy (GUI) way, how to install or update KDE 4 to your openSUSE machine (I’m recenty using openSUSE 10.3 right now and used in this whole tutorial). I assume You have installed KDE 4.0 before following this tutorial, see this to install KDE 4.0 in your openSUSE machine."
Numbers in brackets show the changes compared to the previous week.
The Build Service now hosts 2667 (+143) projects, 39245 (+653) packages, 5743 (+211) repositories by 6004 (+125) confirmed users.
The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:
- All Open Reports: 3779 (+45)
- Blocker: 20 (-5)
- Critical: 140 (-4)
- Major: 584 (+21)
- Normal: 2211 (+19)
- Minor: 301 (+6)
- Enhancements: 523 (+8)
The top 10 translation teams with the most translated strings of trunk:
- Finnish (fi): 32651 / 100%
- Ukraine (uk): 32651 / 100%
- Hungarian (hu): 32651 / 100%
- Portuguese Brazilian (pt_BR): 32651 / 100%
- Danish (da): 32539 / 99%
- Japanese (ja): 32539 / 99%
- Spanish (es): 32433 / 99%
- German (de): 32421 / 99%
- Cambodian (km): 32406 / 99%
- Italian (it): 32280 / 98%
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