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Training



Create a screencast showing how to use osc collab

osc collab is a plugin for osc that helps people deal with their packages. However, most people are not aware of how this plugin can change their life.

The student will create a screencast showcasing osc collab, especially how to configure it and how to use the todo, update, setup subcommands as well as the reservation system. The screencast can potentially be split in a series of screencasts if needed.

Mentor: Vincent Untz

Status: OPEN

Difficulty Medium

Create a screencast showing how to add upstream metadata to osc collab

osc collab is a plugin for osc that helps people deal with their packages. It can help track upstream releases if some metadata is known first.

The student will create a screencast showing how to add upstream metadata, including how to create the patch for integration in git.

Mentor: Vincent Untz

Status: OPEN

Difficulty Medium

Create a Video Tutorial showing how to access Linux filesystems in Windows

Many users have dual boot systems with Linux and Windows. There are many solutions to share data and files between the operating systems. However, there will allways be the need to access some data in a linux fs.

The student will create a video tutorial on what linux filesystems can be accessed from windows and the procedure a user has to follow in order to accomplish that. The final video should have subtitles in .srt or other easy to translate format.

Mentor: Efstathios Agrapidis

Status: OPEN

Difficulty: Easy

Create a Video Tutorial showing Desktop customization tips

Most users, either new or more experienced, don't know a lot about the potential of their openSUSE linux system. They are just used to simple use cases and don't know how to ease their life when it comes to the full desktop experience that the modern GUIs can offer.

The student will create a video tutorial on general Desktop customization tips that can make the final user feel "at home". The final video should have subtitles in .srt or other easy to translate format.

Mentor: Efstathios Agrapidis

Status: OPEN

Difficulty: Easy

Create a Video Tutorial on how to install a guest operating system on Virtualbox

The Virtualbox is a very popular and easy to use virtualization platform for end users. It can be used in order to ease the tester of a new openSUSE rc or beta without endangering his or her base system setup.

The student will create a video tutorial on how to install a guest operating on Virtualbox. During the video some of the basic configuration details and other options must be briefly explained. The final video should have subtitles in .srt or other easy to translate format.

Mentor: Efstathios Agrapidis

Status: OPEN

Difficulty: Easy

Create a Video Tutorial on how to install openSUSE as dual boot system

The standard situation for new users in the world of linux is a dual boot system setup. However as easy as it might look it can also be a horrible experience for the newcomer.

The student will create a video tutorial on how to install openSUSE as a dual boot system on a windows preinstalled pc. If the student doesn't have a windows license to make an installation of windows fist on Virtualbox, then another version of openSUSE can be used instead, in order to simulate the existance of another preinstalled system. The final video should have subtitles in .srt or other easy to translate format.

Mentor: Efstathios Agrapidis

Status: OPEN

Difficulty: Medium

Create a Video Tutorial on how to create a photo slideshow dvd

Typical use case scenario: A user has a lot of pictures taken from summer vacations with family and friends and wants to share it with them but they are not really keen to computer usage. So a nice photo slideshow dvd is the best option.

The student will create a video tutorial on how to create such a dvd using various gui tools that come with the default installation of openSUSE. Any desktop environment can be used.The final video should have subtitles in .srt or other easy to translate format.

Mentor:Kostas Koudaras

Status: OPEN

Difficulty: Easy

Create a Video Tutorial on how to add package repositories

The first thing after the first update of a new installation is the adding of package repositories. However, the question that come up are, where to find, what repos and how to add them.

The student will create a video tutorial on how to add package repositories on an openSUSE linux system. The online sources should be briefly demonstrated about how to find a package, in which repo, how to and why add that repository on the system. The final video should have subtitles in .srt or other easy to translate format.

Mentor:Kostas Koudaras

Status: OPEN

Difficulty: Easy

Create a Video Tutorial on how to create a live openSUSE usb stick

It is always useful to have a live usb system with you. Plus it can be very convenient to have all your applications installed on it with all your files.

The student will create a video tutorial on how to install live iso images on a usb stick using openSUSE and imagewriter. The final video should have subtitles in .srt or other easy to translate format.

Mentor:Kostas Koudaras

Status: OPEN

Difficulty: Easy

Create a Video Tutorial on how to install openSUSE with a custom partition setup

It is truth that everyone can do the installation part in almost every distribution. The same thing applies for the openSUSE distribution, as it is really easy to do so. However there will allways be a particular part of the installation that will be scary and of course that thing is partitioning.

The student will create a video tutorial on how to successfully complete the installation procedure of openSUSE creating a custom partitioning scheme. Any desktop environment can be used.The final video should have subtitles in .srt or other easy to translate format.

Mentor:Kostas Koudaras

Status: OPEN

Difficulty: Easy