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openSUSE project @ FOSDEM 2006

The sixth Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (commonly known as FOSDEM [1]) took place during the last week-end (25&26) of February 2006 in the city of Brussels, Belgium. It's an annual 2-day event hosting talks, tutorials, and booth for the free software/open source community. It is organized by volunteers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Access to all parts of FOSDEM is free of charge (but donations and sponsors are welcome to help fund the event).

The openSUSE project participated at FOSDEM with the openSUSE 'DevRoom' (Developer Room) and a small booth.

Pictures of the openSUSE team @ FOSDEM 2006

The gallery is online at http://gallery.openSUSE.org/fosdem2006/.

Talks from the openSUSE DevRoom

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Saturday, February 25th

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13:00 - 14:00 openSUSE--Motivation, Goals, and Opportunities Why did Novell start the openSUSE project? What is different from other projects? Get a short overview of our motivations and plans for the future of the openSUSE project as well as tell us your opinions and discuss with us where openSUSE can go in the future. Sonja Krause-Harder, Michael Loeffler File:Opensuse generic FOSDEM michl skhv2.pdf audio.ogg
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14:00 - 15:00 Introducing the openSUSE Build Service Learn how the openSUSE Build Service works and helps you build packages. Get an overview of the tools and functionalities that the openSUSE Build Service offers. Adrian Schroeter, Cornelius Schumacher, Andreas Bauer File:FOSDEM Build Service.pdf audio.ogg
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15:00 - 16:00 SUSE Linux Power Management--One Step Ahead! Power management for SUSE Linux. Suspending the whole system was the first step. Now it is time for runtime power management to paralyze devices that shorten your battery life time on the road. Timo Hoenig, Holger Macht File:One step opendesign.pdf audio.ogg
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16:00 - 17:00 SUSE Linux 10.2--Quo vadis? What's new and cool in SUSE Linux 10.1? What are the features and highlights? We answer these questions and discuss goals and focuses for SUSE Linux 10.2 and beyond. Michael Loeffler, Christoph Thiel File:SUSE Linux 10.2 -- Quo vadis.pdf audio.ogg
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17:00 - 17:30 Q & A Questions and Answers Session Everybody - -

Sunday, February 26th

Time Topic Description Presenter Slides Audio/Video
10:00 - 11:00 Packaging Tutorial - The Bricks We Build With The journey from a spec file to a distribution. An introduction to RPM packaging for openSUSE and the tasks that come with it. Hendrik Vogelsang File:The bricks we build with.pdf audio.ogg
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11:00 - 12:00 Cross-Distribution Building with the openSUSE Build Service The openSUSE Build Service is not limited to build packages for SUSE Linux, but offers the possibility to build a package for other distributions (such as Mandriva, Fedora, or even Debian). This talk presents methods to make packages built for multiple distributions. Michael Schroeder File:Buildservice xdist.pdf audio.ogg
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12:00 - 12:30 Speed Talks drpmsync Robert Schiele File:Schiele talk drpmsync.pdf audio.ogg
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download.openSUSE.org Christoph Thiel File:Download.openSUSE.org.pdf audio.ogg
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XML File proposal Houghi File:XML File proposal.pdf audio.ogg
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12:30 - 14:00 Writing Your Own YaST Module in a Few Hours Powerful configuration options are what set many OS projects apart from commercial software. Why not go all the way and offer an easy-to-use GUI for configuration--on top of existing configuration files? YaST provides a powerful framework to do just that and it is simple and efficient enough to write your own YaST module. Stefan Hundhammer Tutorial audio.ogg
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14:00 - 15:00 The SUSE Security Process This lecture gives an introduction into the work of the SUSE Security Team. If you ever wanted to know how SUSE approaches releasing security updates or looking at new security critical packages, this is the place to listen and ask questions. Marcus Meissner File:FOSDEM security process.pdf audio.ogg
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15:00 - 16:00 SUSE Linux LiveCD Tutorial This tutorial introduces the SUSE Linux LiveCD script, which transforms a SUSE Linux installation source into a CD or DVD image that hosts a live version of SUSE Linux, which can be used without the need to install it onto a hard disk first. Steffen Winterfeldt File:LiveCD.pdf audio.ogg
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16:00 - 17:30 Q & A Questions and Answers Session Everybody - -

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