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openSUSE project @ FOSDEM 2008

The eighth Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (commonly known as FOSDEM) takes place during the last week-end (23&24) of February 2008 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. The recordings of the talks are available here and on google video.

Talks from the openSUSE DevRoom

Saturday, February 23th

Time Topic Description Presenter Media
14:15 The openSUSE project and welcome The talk is split into 3 topics:
  • Another year, another FOSDEM. What happened the last year in the project, what are the problems we accountered?
  • The openSUSE board
  • Introduction Zonker
Martin Lasarsch, Coolo, Zonker Slides

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14:45 Looking ahead to openSUSE 11.0 openSUSE 11.0 will be the next openSUSE distribution release.

We would like to discuss what major features will be in it and how to deliver a stable Linux OS with lots of new software.

coolo or michl Slides

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15:30 openSUSE community Linkat: SUSE Linux based distribution for the schools, community and services around it. Jordi Bruguera, Jordi Massaguer Slides

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16:15 openSUSE Build Service Overview Introduction into the openSUSE Build Service, why it was created, what are the goals it wants to achieve and a brief overview about its components. Adrian Schroeter Slides

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16:30 obs webinterface Preview of the upcoming changes to the obs webinterface abauer, rlihm Slides

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17:00 obs and packaging workshop Come with your application and help you packaging it in the OBS. Adrian Schroeter, kfreitag Video.png
17:45 The openSUSE Base System Stripping openSUSE down to a bare minimal system for bootstrapping, cross-building and fast deployment on small systems. Richard Guenther Slides

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Sunday, February 24th

Time Topic Description Presenter Slides
09:30 KDE KDE 4 on openSUSE 11
  • KDE 4 on openSUSE 11.0: The best of both worlds
  • Scripting KDE 4 (Demonstration)
  • (Challenges of the KDE one CD installation media)
Will Stephenson and Dirk Mueller Slides

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10:15 GNOME GNOME and openSUSE 11.0
  • GNOME 2.22 Features and highlights
  • openSUSE and GNOME: yast-gtk, zypp, PackageKit, xgl/compiz
  • openSUSE/GNOME Community
JP Rosevear Slides

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11:00 EnergyStar: Jump on the bandwagon!
  • What does EnergyStar actually stand for. What are the key facts regarding laptops. Don't we just have to blame the manufacturers?
  • What it makes interesting for both developers and users. Is openSUSE ready?
  • How to test your laptop for EnergyStar compliance (if time permits)
Holger Macht Slides

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11:30 The Kernel, udev, D-Bus, HAL, NetworkManager and Friends
  • What are those components, how are they glued together?
  • Debugging made easy: How to solve issues within the stack.
  • Use D-Bus for application development to profit from the whole stack.
Timo Hoenig Slides

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12:00 The Future of Linux Suspend Status update. What happened during the last year, what will probably happen in the near and distant future? Stefan Seyfried Slides

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12:30 System Imaging with KIWI Explain how users can make their own linux with custom software on a concrete example Jan-Christoph Bornschlegel Slides

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13:15 Mini Break , Lunch & allow for schedule slipping.
13:30 What nobody knows about YaST Useful not well-known features, development tricks, debugging tips and roadmap. Duncan Mac-Vicar Slides

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14:00 the new solver The solver used in openSUSE 10.3 was rewritten from scratch. It is based on standard SAT algorithms (boolean satusfiability problem) and supports new features like OR dependencies. Plus, it is much faster than the old approch and presents the user with sensible suggestions if a conflicts are found. Michael Schröder Slides

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14:30 One Click Install: What it is, How to Leverage it, and Future Improvements. A new feature known as "One Click Install" was introduced in openSUSE 10.3, this helped improve the user experience of locating and installing software. This talk will explain the reasons for the technology, how it works, and demonstrate some current and future uses within the openSUSE project. It will be shown how software vendors can utilise the technology to make it easier for users to install their software. Additionally some of the problems that have become apparant during the last few months, and their solutions will be explored. Benjamin Weber Slides

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15:00 mod_zrkadlo, the openSUSE redirector Scaling a download infrastructure with your success

Increasing popularity leads to technical challenges. This talk describes how the openSUSE infrastructure serves millions of download requests, employing a system of mirrors and mod_zrkadlo, a redirection module for the Apache HTTP server. I'll talk about backgrounds of redirection using IP geolocation, functioning of the redirector, its implementation and how to use it. I'll show how to deal with mirrors which may be out of date, incomplete, or unreliable. (Abstract)

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15:30 Desktop accessibility & UI Automation Accessibility is a hot topic, as is interoperability, I'll talk about how we will bring the new UI Automation API to OpenSUSE, allowing Mono/Winforms apps to run un-modified on Linux, the differences in the APIs, and the various challenges here. Michael Meeks Slides

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16:00 Fun with Zeroconf
  • brief introducation in Zeroconf
  • development hints of Zeroconf applications
  • demonstration of Zeroconf applications in openSUSE (synergy, kepas, ...)
Tom Patzig, Daniel Gollub Slides

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16:45 End.

See also/further talks

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