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Welcome to issue #20 of openSUSE Weekly News!

In this week:

  • openSUSE: Google Summer of Code projects announced
  • People of openSUSE: Michael Löffler
  • openSUSE Build Service Version 0.9.1 Release
  • KDE 4.1 Alpha1 Live
  • First look at SUSE on the HP Mini-Note


openSUSE: Google Summer of Code projects announced

  • "Google has announced the openSUSE projects and students taking part in this year’s Google Summer of Code. "

Packman: Building for openSUSE 11.0 and 10.0 Package Removal

  • "As SUSE Linux 10.0 has reached its end of life in November last year, the Packman team will be removing all SUSE Linux 10.0 packages from its repository end of this week. If you want to keep them aside, make sure to download a copy before. "

Java Development Updates for openSUSE

  • There are two big changes: Debian and Ubuntu based Java builds (Buildservice) and openSUSE:Factory using now openJDK6!

In the Community

People of openSUSE: Michael Löffler

  • "This week ‘People of openSUSE’ scope out openSUSE Product Manager Michael Löffler known for his great work in helping setting up the openSUSE Project, bridge between Novell and community, openSUSE Shop, and so much more..!"

Update on merged openSUSE forums

  • "A few weeks ago we announced that we’d be merging,, and the openSUSE support forums at into one central forum under Read more..."

Status Updates


  • "Working on beta2, but as most livecd beta1 bugs are still unfixed, I'm not going to release it before live installation works."

Build Service

  • OBS Version 0.9.1 Release: "The Build Service team announces the release of version 0.9.1. This is a bugfix release that fixes some serious bugs reported to us last week."


  • The Czech Packagers Team met twice this week. You can read the status reports from April 23 and April 30.


  • The Prague YaST team met on April 29 and their report can be viewed here.

Tips and Tricks

List RPM keys you trust

  • Pascal Bleser wrote a nice article on how to view and manage the rpm-keys you trust and on the upcoming integration into yast.

Planet SUSE

Covering just a few posts from Planet SUSE, an aggregation of all SUSE contributors' blogs:

Joe Brockmeier: Rocking the Pacific Northwest with Linux

  • "It takes a pretty good event to make it worthwhile to cross the country to attend, but LinuxFest Northwest lived up to the challenge this weekend. The last time I made the trek to Seattle it was to see Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 at the Crocodile Cafe, and I have to say that LFNW was almost as much fun — but it lacked Peter Buck on guitar."

Dirk Mueller: KDE 4.1 Alpha1 Live

  • "Stephan Binner's openSUSE KDE 4.1 Alpha1 Live has been uploaded and is there for you to try. It is the first real release of the KDE 4.1 branch after almost 45000 commits and is the result of 4 months of steady KDE development. Screenshots"

Duncan Mac-Vicar P.: Package search and others

  • Duncan blogged about Yast ideas, package search & branding.

Past Meetings

KDE Desktop Team meeting

  • "On April 30, the KDE Desktop Team had their regular irc-meeting (channel #opensuse-kde). See the KDE Meetings page for a transcript of the last meetings."

Upcoming Events/Meetings

May 2, 2008 : Scheduled: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2

May 7, 2008 : openSUSE Project Meeting

  • "This meeting is meant to discuss the latest developments in and around openSUSE. It will be hold in the #openSUSE-project Freenode IRC channel on Wednesday 2008/05/071200 GMT"

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 20, 2008 to May 23, 2008 : Orbit IEX

  • "Thanks to the Switzerland Novell colleagues openSUSE is again on the biggest computer event in Switzerland."

Security Updates

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.

SUSE Security Announcement: clamav

  • "The AntiVirus scan engine ClamAV was updated to version 0.93 fixes a long list of vulnerabilities."

SUSE Security Announcement: IBM Java

  • "IBM Java 1.4.2 was updated to SR10 and IBM Java 1.5.0 was updated to SR7 to fix various security issues."

SUSE Security Summary Report

  • Solved Security Vulnerabilities:
    • licq denial of service
    • libpng crash or potential code execution
    • asterisk call without authorization
    • openldap2 denial of service problem
    • audit buffer overflow in logging
    • Blender buffer overflow

In the Press rPath Adds SUSE Linux to Its Appliance Builder Service

  • "... Last week, rPath went one step further and decided that it would probably be a good idea to get a more standard Linux inside the rBuilder system, and to that end, it has inked an OEM deal with Novell that will allow rPath to create virtual appliances for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 ..." First look at SUSE on the HP Mini-Note

  • "After using SUSE on the HP Mini-Note for much of the afternoon, I'm convinced that the operating system provides pretty much everything most people will need in a laptop experience." OpenSUSE build service: awesome

  • "... And as everyone told me they have a build service, I decided this afternoon to give it a shot. ..."


Numbers in brackets show the changes compared to the previous week.


772 (+30) of 1471 (+55) registered contributors in the User Directory have signed the Guiding Principles. The board has acknowledged 76 members.

Build Service

The Build Service now hosts 2433 (+62) projects, 37986 (+319) packages, 5418 (+100) repositories by 5642 (+125) confirmed users.


The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:

  • All Open Reports: 3702 (-176)
  • Blocker: 34 (+8)
  • Critical: 167 (-13)
  • Major: 528 (-39)
  • Normal: 2166 (-74)
  • Minor: 280 (-22)
  • Enhancements: 527 (-36)

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The top 10 translation teams with the most translated strings of trunk:

  • Ukraine (uk): 32416 / 100%
  • Japanese (ja): 32416 / 100%
  • Spanish (es): 32416/ 100%
  • Danish (da): 32406 / 99%
  • Hungarian (hu): 32326 / 99%
  • Finnish (fi): 32314 / 99% (2 ranks up)
  • Portuguese Brazilian (pt_BR): 32056 / 98% (1 rank down)
  • Cambodian (km): 31939 / 98% (new in top 10)
  • German (de): 31837 / 98% (1 rank up)
  • Italian (it): 31352 / 96% (3 ranks down)

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