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Welcome to issue #23 of openSUSE Weekly News!

In this week:

  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
  • People of openSUSE: Wolfgang Koller
  • Status Updates
  • Duncan Mac-Vicar P.: The greatest unknown openSUSE 11.0 package management feature
  • Lukáš Ocilka: Function Keys in YaST ncurses Frontend
  • KDE 4.0.4 on openSUSE 10.3


Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3

  • "The openSUSE team is proud to announce the last Beta release of openSUSE 11.0!"

In the Community

People of openSUSE: Wolfgang Koller

  • "While some are preparing their flight to Austria to attend EURO 2008, ‘People of openSUSE’ already flew but rather to meet Wolfgang Koller - founder of SuSELinuxSupport community and author of some nice KDE applications such as KTrafficAnalyzer."

Orbit, first impressions

  • "Today the Orbit started, with a very nice openSUSE booth. I’m showing Beta3, and so far it’s running very well. So if you are in Zürich, visit the Novell booth! It’s quite easy to find, it’s the first one if you enter Orbit :-)"

Various Way for Promoting openSUSE

  • "Promoting openSUSE in Indonesia sometimes pretty hard and in another time is quite easy. Looks like a humor ;-) but it’s true. Why ?"

Status Updates


Build Service


Tips and Tricks

openSUSE LiveUSB with KIWI

  • Masim Sugianto blogged about "openSUSE LiveUSB with KIWI"

Planet SUSE

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

Arvin Schnell: Redesign of YaST Expert Partitioner

  • "We are redesigning the YaST Expert Partitioner for openSUSE 11.1 and SLE11. The main idea is to have a navigation tree with all available storage devices on the left side and to display information on the right side along with buttons to perform appropriate actions. Read more..."

Stephan Binner: openSUSE 11.0: Qt Package Manager Improvements

  • "Just want to point out four improvements of the YaST Qt package selector in the upcoming openSUSE 11.0 that were missing too long, much requested (at least by me) and now added ..."

Duncan Mac-Vicar P.: The greatest unknown openSUSE 11.0 package management feature

  • "During the development of openSUSE 11.0, we have been reporting in real time cool improvements like the fast installation, how YaST became sexy, how YaST/ZYpp/zypper became fast, how YaST/ZYpp/zypper performs better than others and even that our solver is also really smart. However, there is something else…"

Masim Sugianto: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Testing

  • "openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 already available on factory repos since May 15 2008 (in Indonesia, GMT+7) and has announced on May 16, 2008, but I can’t directly tried it because one of my programmer staff has resigned last week, so, I must covering up his work for a while and I can’t go for an install fest :-) ."

Lukáš Ocilka: Function Keys in YaST ncurses Frontend

  • "As you already know, YaST can run in three different front-ends: Qt, GTK, and ncurses. Textual ncurses front-end is widely used in the server area, for remote configuration and also as a fall-back if graphical front-end fails."

Past Meetings

openSUSE KDE team meeting

Project meeting

  • "There was an openSUSE-Project meeting on Wednesday, 21 May 2008. See the Meetings page for details."

GNOME team meeting

  • "The GNOME team met on Thursday, 22 May 2008. Watch the Meetings page for details."

Upcoming Events/Meetings

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."

May 29, 2008 : openSUSE 11.0 Release Candidate 1

  • "openSUSE 11.0 Release Candidate 1"

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 Linux Enterprise 10 - Service Pack 1 and 2 parallel maintenance

  • "As you might have noticed we have released SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 this week (for both Server and Desktop, and also SDK)."

In the Press Novell Delivers SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Enhancements in Service Pack 2

  • "This service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 has something for almost everyone -- customers, partners and developers," said Holger Dyroff, vice president of outbound product management for SUSE Linux Enterprise at Novell. "The benefits of Linux in the enterprise are becoming well known, and Novell's focus is on continuing to simplify the customer's experience, always with an eye to reducing costs. Reliability, security and interoperability don't need to break the bank. That's the ongoing value Novell provides with SUSE Linux Enterprise." KDE 4.0.4 on openSUSE 10.3

  • "After knowing this news, I immediatly took YaST to update all KDE4 packages yesterday. Now, I’m going to mention how to do that in easy (GUI) way, how to install or update KDE 4 to your openSUSE machine (I’m recenty using openSUSE 10.3 right now and used in this whole tutorial). I assume You have installed KDE 4.0 before following this tutorial, see this to install KDE 4.0 in your openSUSE machine."


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


840 (+29) of 1601 (+54) registered contributors in the User Directory have signed the Guiding Principles. The board has acknowledged 93 (+8) members.

Build Service

The Build Service now hosts 2667 (+143) projects, 39245 (+653) packages, 5743 (+211) repositories by 6004 (+125) confirmed users.


The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:

  • All Open Reports: 3779 (+45)
  • Blocker: 20 (-5)
  • Critical: 140 (-4)
  • Major: 584 (+21)
  • Normal: 2211 (+19)
  • Minor: 301 (+6)
  • Enhancements: 523 (+8)

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

  • Finnish (fi): 32651 / 100%
  • Ukraine (uk): 32651 / 100%
  • Hungarian (hu): 32651 / 100%
  • Portuguese Brazilian (pt_BR): 32651 / 100%
  • Danish (da): 32539 / 99%
  • Japanese (ja): 32539 / 99%
  • Spanish (es): 32433 / 99%
  • German (de): 32421 / 99%
  • Cambodian (km): 32406 / 99%
  • Italian (it): 32280 / 98%

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