"The team just released SMB Traffic Analyzer version 1.1. Among many uncounted small fixes and updates, this release features the following:
The configuration file support in smbtad was incomplete, it did not support all available options. The 1.1 code fixes this (bnc#651800). The resolving of this bug was a requirement to enable LSB compatible start / stop scripts for smbtad (bnc#651112). Therefore, you can now control smbtad with the “rcsmbtad” script, and currently it allows “rcsmbtad start”, “rcsmbtad stop”, and “rcsmbtad status”. This also brings us a step closer to build appliances for SMB Traffic Analyzer. And then we had a compile issue with distributions that include older versions of talloc. The 1.1 code fixes this by providing a missing define should it not exist (bnc#649840) to the smbtad and the smbtatools packages. Therefore we can announce two more distributions to be supported by SMB Traffic Analyzer, that is openSUSE 11.1, and SLES11-SP1 (as well as SLES11). Just check the download page which has been updated with one-click install links for these distributions! Finally we have updated the documentation (bnc#651823) to reflect the configuration news for smbtad and its control through the rcsmbtad script. (...)"
"I’ve started doing some packaging of some popular themes on OBS (openSUSE Build Service), starting with those that have a friendly license and 5K+ downloads. I’ve picked for starters Lucidity, which is somehow related to Ubuntu (yeah yeah, I already know how polemical I am).
At first, the License was CC BY-NC-SA, which is a problem for some distro’s, the example I’m familiar with is Fedora, as ‘NC’ means you can’t push it to Fedora. I’ve contacted the author who promptly helped and swapped the license, now it became CC BY-SA, which should be pretty much compatible with every Linux distro out there. (...)"
"A few days ago I blogged about a dutch conference I was at and the talk I gave there. I realize it is not very smart to announce your talk at a conf after it is over. However, mistakes help with the learning. I learn a lot and to prove it, hereby tell you all that I will be at Latinoware. I realize Latinoware will start tomorrow, hence I did not improve my communication enough yet - but I will keep working on it. (...)"
"Moin, after 7 years with SUSE and Novell I’ve chosen to change something in my life – and decided to accept a new job and will lay down my duties in the openSUSE project. I’ve been with the openSUSE project already prior to its launch in August 2005 and experienced a number of highs and lows. Overall the project has been shaping up nicely, we reached a lot of our goals and the just passed openSUSE conference reflects this pretty well in my opinion. (...)"
"I have made a new release of ruby-dbus, a Ruby language binding for the D-Bus IPC system.
The main feature is a better binding of Ruby Exceptions to D-Bus Errors. See below for an excerpt of the documentation.
Perhaps more importantly, the library is now primarily packaged as a RubyGem (Issue#6). Also I converted the tutorial from Webgen to Markdown. (...)"
"Just finished packaging the latest version of sysstat (a very powerful monitoring tool), namely version 9.1.6, in the server:monitoring repository
If you are using sysstat to keep statistics of your host, be very, very careful before upgrading to this version, as upstream changed the format of the binary statistic logs in an incompatible way, which means that you will not be able to read your old stats any more. (...)"
"So this is the morning of the second Latioware day. Last night, just before the party/rock concert Maddog told me he just finished a blog - which made me realize that I didn't... So my notes on Brazil, Latinoware and openSUSE here. (...)"
"Last month I went to the Ovi and KDE sprint, Qt Developer Days 2010 -both in Münich- and the openSUSE Conference 2010 in Nüremberg. It was a busy Oktober. (pictures below!)
The Ovi and KDE sprint took place at Nokia’s Münich office, where we discussed why integration between KDE and Ovi would be beneficial for both (better user experience, exposure to a large userbase). There I had the pleasure to meet lots of KDE people; Leinir, Frank Karlitschek, Chani, Myriam Schweingruber, Sascha Peilicke, Sivan Greenberg, Mark Kretschmann, Rune Jensen, Arjen Hiemstra, Jonathan, Dinesh, Krzysiek, Knut Yrvin…
After the Ovi sprint, the Qt Developer Days 2010 began. The training sessions took place the first day. Even though some exercises were skipped, I liked it. Days 2 and 3 were focused on showing how cool Qt is. I never thought QML could be that easy, powerful and straightforward. Besides all of the presentations, we also had dinner with the Trolls, played the “fact or crap” game and tried some Meego-powered devices. So yepp, I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward for the 2011 edition :-) (...)"
"Nuno Pinheiro is a artist, working among other things on KDEs icon set. We discussed on the openSUSE conference 2010 about the missing ICC profile mime type icon, and he created a simple, and very well recognizable SVG icon. Personally I like it much. (...)"
"Talking about Accessibility @ Latinoware
Day Three at LatinoWare in Iguassu Falls, Brazil and I’m having loads of fun meeting some interesting folks here in the Southern Hemisphere. I’m wearing two hats this week, representing openSUSE and GNOME-A11y Outreach. There’s a lot of stuff going on with the openSUSE Ambassadors here in Brazil and I’ll post that later on news.opensuse.org once I have gathered up all the photos and tagged them properly.
I came down to LatinoWare at the behest of Izabel Valverde, advocate extraordinaire of women in open source, accessibility and openSUSE here in Brazil, to talk about Accessibililty in open source. (...)"
"Last night I was trying to beauty up my Kraft Homepage a bit and while doing that I realised that half of the allowed transfer volume that is coming with the cheap hosting contract is already eaten up for November. Investigating how that could have happened I found out that Kraft was mentioned in a very nice blog called 10 obscure Linux office applications you need to try. It introduces some interesting apps out of the whole mass of all FOSS apps in that specific area. Kraft is mentioned there, which is of course nice, the author seems to like Kraft. I am, however, not really sure why the word obscure is in the headline of the blog, do you know ;-) ? (...)"