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Welcome to issue #22 of openSUSE Weekly News!

In this week:

  • Linuxtag 2008 - latest information
  • People of openSUSE: Marcus Hüwe
  • Upcoming... openSUSE 11.0beta3


Linuxtag 2008 - latest information

  • "Please don't forget the biggest Linux event in Germany, just a few weeks away! For the second time it will be in Berlin, from 28-31.05.2008."

In the Community

People of openSUSE: Marcus Hüwe

  • "Despite being a openSUSE member and a platinum member of the PackMan team packaging several widely-used applications he also helps the Build Service team with osc code contributions. With no more talk, today we nominate Marcus Hüwe as part of ‘People of openSUSE’!"

Status Updates


Build Service

Status Report Tue, 13 May 2008 Topics:

  • General Status
  • 1.0 release Progress

Tips and Tricks

Create your own LiveCD

  • "... I guess it's not really well known that you can build your own live CD to test ..."

Planet SUSE

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

Joe Brockmeier: FOSSCamp and LinuxTag

  • "Getting ready to head to Europe for a couple of exciting events: FOSSCamp Prague and LinuxTag. FOSSCamp is Friday and Saturday, at the Corinthia Towers Hotel in Prague. LinuxTag will be at the end of the month in Berlin, at Messehalle Funkturm."

Lizards: Klaas Freitag : Wiki on a Stick

  • "Have you ever had the problem that you start writing something in a wiki, take some time to think, drink coffee and do other things and finally press Save in your browser and realise that your session with the wiki has already ended?"

Miguel de Icaza : First Moonlight Release

  • "Today we are making the first public release of Moonlight, supporting the Silverlight 1.0 profile for Linux."

Duncan Mac-Vicar P.: yum and ZYpp speed / memory usage

  • "Since our efforts to make the ZYpp really fast, by incorporating and integrating Michael Schroeder’s sat solver together with Michael Matz’s great work on the solv files and data storage, I never took the time to make a “quick comparison” on speed or memory usage. So lets have a quick look."

Past Meetings

openSUSE GNOME team meeting

openSUSE KDE team meeting

Upcoming Events/Meetings

Today : Upcoming... openSUSE 11.0beta3

Today : openSUSE GNOME team meeting

Today : otevřenéSUSE in Prague on May 15

  • "otevřenéSUSE is coming on May 15 in Prague. otevřenéSUSE (which is "openSUSE in Czech) is an event for local people interested in visiting the SUSE office in Prague, meeting with developers, and learning how to join the openSUSE community. Learn more on the otevřenéSUSE site (in Czech only)..."

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."

May 28, 2008 to May 31, 2008 : LinuxTag 2008

  • "LinuxTag, Europe's leading exhibition on Linux and Open Source takes place from May 28 - 31, 2008 at Berlin's Messezentrum unter dem Funkturm."

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 Summary Report

Solved Security Vulnerabilities:

  • rsync heap overflow in xattr code
  • MozillaFirefox security release
  • poppler PDF problems
  • nagios cross site scripting problems
  • lighttpd SSL denial of service
  • sarg various buffer overflows
  • squid denial of service fix
  • bzip2 decoder denial of service
  • kdelibs3 unix signal handling
  • texlive-bin dvips overflows
  • kdelibs4 heap overflow in PNG loader of KHTML
  • Sun Java 1.6.0 u6 security update

In the Press openSUSE Joins Google Summer of Code

  • "The openSUSE project will be working with students from around the world to develop new code and improve existing projects ..."


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


811 (+16) of 1547 (+31) registered contributors in the User Directory have signed the Guiding Principles. The board has acknowledged 85 (+7) members.

Build Service

The Build Service now hosts 2524 (+46) projects, 38592 (+427) packages, 5532 (+51) repositories by 5879 (+105) confirmed users.


The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:

  • All Open Reports: 3734 (+1)
  • Blocker: 25 (-1)
  • Critical: 144 (-16)
  • Major: 563
  • Normal: 2192 (+16)
  • Minor: 295 (+6)
  • Enhancements: 515 (-4)

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

  • Spanish (es): 32472 / 100%
  • Finnish (fi): 32472 / 100%
  • Cambodian (km): 32472 / 100%
  • Japanese (ja): 32472 / 100%
  • Ukraine (uk): 32472 / 100%
  • Danish (da): 32472 / 100%
  • Hungarian (hu): 32472 / 100%
  • Portuguese Brazilian (pt_BR): 32472 / 100%
  • German (de): 32472 / 100%
  • Italian (it): 31973 / 98%

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