Archive:Weekly news 20
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
- "Google has announced the openSUSE projects and students taking part in this year’s Google Summer of Code. "
- "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. "
- There are two big changes: Debian and Ubuntu based Java builds (Buildservice) and openSUSE:Factory using now openJDK6!
In the Community
- "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..!"
- "A few weeks ago we announced that we’d be merging suseforums.net, suselinuxsupport.de, and the openSUSE support forums at forums.novell.com into one central forum under forums.opensuse.org. Read more..."
- "Working on beta2, but as most livecd beta1 bugs are still unfixed, I'm not going to release it before live installation works."
- 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."
- games: repositories in OBS: After a discussion we started moving the subprojects of games:* into a central repository/project.
- 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
- Pascal Bleser wrote a nice article on how to view and manage the rpm-keys you trust and on the upcoming integration into yast.
Covering just a few posts from Planet SUSE, an aggregation of all SUSE contributors' blogs:
- "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."
- "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 blogged about Yast ideas, package search & branding.
- "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."
May 2, 2008 : Scheduled: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
- See the Roadmap for details ...
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."
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.
- "The AntiVirus scan engine ClamAV was updated to version 0.93 fixes a long list of vulnerabilities."
- "IBM Java 1.4.2 was updated to SR10 and IBM Java 1.5.0 was updated to SR7 to fix various security issues."
- 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
- "... 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 ..."
- "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."
- "... 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.
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)
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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