SUSE & Patent FUD: Who Do We Boycott Now?

Now that Microsoft and SUSE have announced they plan to continue sleeping together, I wonder if the folks at Techrights are rethinking their plans to pull the plug on Boycott Novell? In case you don’t know, Boycott Novell is a project started by Techrights in response to Microsoft’s and Novell’s announcement, in 2006, that they […]

openSUSE Weekly News 185

We are pleased to announce: Issue 185 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 3 released Google Summer of Code Reports Javier Llorente: New namespace for KDE apps maintained by upstream openSUSE medical Meeting For a list of available translations see the Translations Section in the actual Weekly News. […]

SUSE ships Studio 1.2

SUSE has launched version 1.2 of SUSE Studio , the web based application for building and testing virtual appliances. The new version comes in two editions: SUSE Studio Standard for ISVs and SUSE Studio Advanced for enterprises. The latter version adds support for IBM System Z workloads. Both versions offer the ability to create virtual […]

openSUSE Weekly News 184 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 184 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: openSUSE Conference 2011 Registration opened Google Summer of Code Reports Sascha Manns: How to use three Open Build Service Source Services to simplify the packaging Linux Foundation: basysKom, Codero, Gluster and Nixu Open Join The Linux Foundation For […]

openSUSE Weekly News 181 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 181 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: * openSUSE Milestone 2 * Google Summer of Code Reports * Sebastian Kügler: Plasma Active updates * ZDNet/Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Firefox 5: New, but improved? * and many more … For a list of available translations see the […]

openSUSE renames its Build Service

The openSUSE Project has announced that the openSUSE Build Service will be renamed the Open Build Service, retaining the well-known OBS acronym. Jos Poortvliet, the openSUSE community manager, said that the rename is “a small but important step in the right direction for us”, noting that the idea for the name change came from community […]

openSUSE Weekly News 176 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 176 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: openSUSE Conference 2011 to be creative and open! Manu Gupta: My GSoC Project – SaX3 Linux Tag 2011 Will Stephenson: Have you BURPed yet today? and many more … For a list of available translations see the Translations […]

openSUSE Conference 2011 CfP open!

Dear friends, On Sunday the 11th of September it will be that time again: the openSUSE Conference starts. And of course we want an exciting program. Today, the proposal submission time starts and you have until July 11th to let us know what you want to discuss at the conference! The openSUSE Conference 2011 will […]

Advance discontinuation notice for openSUSE 11.2

Dear opensuse-security-announce subscribers and openSUSE users, SUSE Security announces that the SUSE Security Team will stop releasing updates for openSUSE 11.2 soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for the last two releases and two months, we will stop releasing updates after May 12th 2011. Discussions on whether a community driven extension of the maintenance like Evergreen […]

openSUSE 11.4 – A New Hallmark For The openSUSE Project

Dear openSUSE Community. Users. Contributors. Fans and friends. The time has come: openSUSE 11.4 has arrived!. After 8 months of hard work, you can learn what is new, download it and upgrade! We are proud to announce the launch of 11.4 in the openSUSE tradition of delivering the latest technology while maintaining stability. The 11.4 […]

openSUSE 11.4 RC2 Steps Out

With red carpets rolling out in Hollywood, you’d expect some applause for the openSUSE 11.4 RC2 release, which has now gone live ahead of 11.4 proper. But with much of the hard work going in behind the scenes, this superb release candidate isn’t getting the fanfare it deserves. The recent Bug Squashing day saw 132 […]

Work stalls on Unity ports for Fedora and openSUSE

Individual developers working on the Unity shell ports for Fedora and openSUSE have both decided to stop work for the time being. Adam Williamson, working on the Fedora port, said in his blog that since his Unity work was entirely voluntary and his work ethic fluctuates, he has lost motivation for the moment. He mentions […]

openSUSE 11.1 has reached end of Novell support – 11.1 Evergreen goes on

Hi, With the release of an opensc security fix on Thursday 13th January Novell has released the last update for openSUSE 11.1. openSUSE 11.1 is now officially discontinued and out of support by Novell. However, a community effort has been started to continue 11.1 maintenance under the codename of “Evergreen”. The overview page of this […]

Unity Coming to openSUSE too?!

After the announcement by Canonical that Ubuntu would be moving to Unity for its interface, other developers have expressed some interest in porting it to their distributions just for fun. Fedora’s Adam Williamson was one of the first to start building packages for other distributions, but now someone is working on openSUSE packages as well. […]

The Attachmate acquisition – your SUSE and openSUSE community questions answered

openSUSE Community Manager, Jos Poortvliet, recently interviewed Jeff Hawn, the Chairman and CEO of Attachmate Corporation about Attachmate’s intentions towards SUSE and openSUSE after the acquisition from Novell. Though Hawn’s plans should put a few minds at ease, there’s still quite a few unknowns to contend with, including the future of the openSUSE Conference… Here […]

Ubuntu Indicators in openSUSE?

Ubuntu takes a lot of punches from time to time for its marketing and even its interface. Some feel Ubuntu is dumbed down and oversimplified, while many others think it’s innovative and user-friendly. Where ever you fall in the debate, one developer thinks some elements of Ubuntu should land into openSUSE. In fact, he has […]

openSUSE Weekly News 152 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 152 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] For a list of available translations see this page: [0] – Sincerely yours Sascha Manns openSUSE Community & Support Agent openSUSE Marketing Team Blog:

openSUSE Announces Fourth Development Milestone with Kernel Interactivity Patch

On Monday, the openSUSE project released the fourth of six milestones in the development of openSUSE 11.4.  Milestone 4 (M4) brings a wide range of updates, both major and minor. Kernel 2.6.37rc3 is the basis of M4, including the famous “200 line” per tty task groups patch to improve desktop interactivity, and featuring the removal […]

Announcing the openSUSE Tumbleweed project

Hi all, There’s been many discussions over the past years about a “rolling update” version of openSUSE on lots of different mailing lists and in person a different conferences. So the time now is to stop talking about it, and actually trying to do it So, I’d like to propose “openSUSE Tumbleweed” a repo that […]

openSUSE Weekly News 151 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 151 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * Novell, Attachmate and openSUSE * lex Barrios: Just a small story about my ambassador life * Linux User & Developer/Jon Masters: The Kernel Column * New Kernel speed up patch from Mike Galbraith * Anne-Marie Mahfouf […]