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Welcome to issue #33 of openSUSE Weekly News!

In this week:

  • KDE 4.1 Released With openSUSE Packages and Live CD
  • Help Create the Artwork for openSUSE 11.1
  • Reminder: openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo
  • Banshee 1.2 Released

Announcements


KDE 4.1 Released With openSUSE Packages and Live CD

  • "The KDE team today released KDE 4.1. The KDE developers, including the openSUSE KDE Team, have been working on it for the last six months. Lots of feedback from people trying out KDE 4.0 has gone into KDE 4.1, filling most of the gaps people experienced with the 4.0 releases."

Help Create the Artwork for openSUSE 11.1

  • "Now with openSUSE 11.0 out the door, and Alpha 1 of openSUSE 11.1 just released, it’s time to start thinking about the look of openSUSE 11.1! Once again this year the Pixel Pool is open for community members to submit ideas about the 11.1 artwork! To make a new theme idea, all you need is a wiki account, and a good idea. Everything from mockups to scanned-in sketches, to even plain text (of course, it has to convey your idea well) can be submitted."


In the Community


Reminder: openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo

  • "Join the openSUSE Project for a day of fun and FOSS at the LinuxWorld Expo! On Wednesday, August 6th, the openSUSE Project will be holding its first “openSUSE Day” in North America, in conjuction with the LinuxWorld Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco."

openSUSE @ FrOSCon - call for volunteers

  • "Now I am looking for volunteers from the openSUSE community to support me driving the booth. You should have solid knowledge on openSUSE, be an outgoing personality and enjoy to share your know how with visitors."

Status Updates


Build Service

  • Improved new KIWI code from adrian
  • About to integrate kiwi ftp tree generation this week.
  • Worked on Starship on filter handling. Works but needs cleanups. Target is to become productive this week.
  • Worked on ideas.o.o web design suggestions
  • Import ppc base packages. We are short before enabling ppc build thanks to olh. However, only openSUSE:Factory and FATE project will get enabled initially, until virtualization gets supported by ppc build hosts. Download will happen via own powerpc.opensuse.org host.

Planet SUSE


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

Andrew Wafaa: To Gibber And Wibber == Gwibber

  • "Whether you tweet, dent, jaik (no idea what you call a Jaiku post!), poke, or use any of the other numerous microblogging services the tool to use is Gwibber."

Gabriel Burt: Banshee 1.2 Released

  • "A month and a half after 1.0, we are happy to announce the release of Banshee 1.2, packed with new features and tons of bug fixes and improvements."

Zonker: openSUSE at OSCON

  • "It seems like the week flew by, probably because there was almost zero downtime from the time I arrived in Portland until the time I went to the airport."

Jigish Gohil: RIP XGL

  • "Xgl is no more. Xgl will also not be shipped on openSUSE 11.1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11."

Past Meetings


GNOME Meeting - Thursday 2008/07/31 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST)

Project Meeting - Wednesday 2008/07/30 12:00 CEST (14:00 GMT)

Upcoming Events/Meetings


Aug 4, 2008: LinuxWorld Expo with openSUSE Day

  • "Join the openSUSE Project for a day of fun and FOSS at the LinuxWorld Expo! On Wednesday, August 6th, the openSUSE Project will be holding its first “openSUSE Day” in North America, in conjuction with the LinuxWorld Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco."

KDE Meeting - Wednesday 2008/08/06 18:00 UTC (20:00 CEST)

  • "This meeting is meant to discuss the latest developments in and around KDE in openSUSE."

GNOME Meeting - Thursday 2008/08/07 12:00 UTC (14:00 CEST)

  • "This meeting is meant to discuss the latest developments in and around GNOME in openSUSE."

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.

Revision of SUSE Security Announcement: Linux Kernel (SUSE-SA:2008:035)

SUSE Security Announcement: Linux kernel (SUSE-SA:2008:038)

SUSE Security Announcement: net-snmp (SUSE-SA:2008:039)

On the Web


blogbeebe: Notes from the Field: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 1

  • "Even though it's an alpha 1 it booted and ran surprisingly well. And KDE 4.1 has shown marked improvement over KDE 4.0. "

Novell's OpenSUSE Version 11 is definitely stacked--maybe too much so for some

  • "OpenSUSE is probably best for power users, those who can take advantage of the virtualization support and more experienced Linux users."

Statistics


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

Communication

lists.opensuse.org has 35584 (+2) non-unique subscribers to all mailing lists. The openSUSE Forums have 6882 (+748) registered users - most users including guests ever online was 1597, 08-Jul-2008 at 08:58 PM.

Contributors

1177 (+27) of 2191 (+47) registered contributors in the User Directory have signed the Guiding Principles. The board has acknowledged 126 (+10) members.

Build Service

The Build Service now hosts 3423 (+63) projects, 47760 (+285) packages, 6493 (+154) repositories by 7950 (+166) confirmed users.

Bugzilla

The numbers for all openSUSE project products are this week:

  • All Open Reports: 4337 (-47)
  • Blocker: 14 (-4)
  • Critical: 242
  • Major: 652 (+11)
  • Normal: 2355 (-54)
  • Minor: 419 (+8)
  • Enhancements: 655 (-8)

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Translations

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