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Actually I’m not a designer and such tools like GIMP or Inkscape are terra incognita for me. But if you are going to organize the Release Party you MUST be designer a little bit (thanks for helping my colleague Valentin). 16th November at 19 o’clock ... [More] just follow us in Nautibar (Theaterstraße 8, Göttingen). Dark fresh beer, kicker and openSUSE 12.1 wait for you [Less]
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YaST2 got a lot of improvements which will be available in openSUSE 12.1. YaST doesn’t accidentally overwrite configuration files anymore (last bug fixed ) and snapper provides a rollback function for configuration options, just to mention a few. ... [More] Therefore it’s time to give YaST2 a new and fresh style. As YaST Qt supports Stylesheets it’s simple to influence YaST’s style. FACTORY contains the new style already. Packages for older releases are also available in my build service project: http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home:tgoettlicher:Factory&package=branding-openSUSE. I hope you like it. You can use YaST’s Stylesheet Editor to play around the the stylesheet as described in my this blog post. Please send me improvements you want to share. Thanks. [Less]
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We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News Issue 198. openSUSE Weekly News openSUSE Weekly News Team 198 Edition Legal Notice This work (compilation) is licenced under Creative Commons ... [More] attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The rights for the compilation itself are copyright by Sascha Manns. Opt-Out: If you are an Author and don’t want to be included in the openSUSE Weekly News, just send a Mail to: <news@opensuse.org>. Copyrights of the referenced articles are owned by original authors or copyright owners. If you want to reuse those articles, ask each original copyright owner which license should be applied. We don’t reprint any Article without a free license, we just introduce it then under the Agreement of the German Copyright Law. If you are an author and want to set your blog under a free License just visit: http://goo.gl/Tw3td We are thanking the whole openSUSE Weekly News Team and the open-slx gmbh for spending time and power into the openSUSE Weekly News. Published: 2011-10-22 Table of Contents Status Updates Team Reports In the Community Events & Meetings openSUSE for your Ears Communication Contributors Security Updates Kernel Review Tips and Tricks For Desktop Users For Commandline/Script Newbies For System Administrators Planet SUSE On the Web Announcements Reports Reviews and Essays Feedback Credits Acknowledgements Copyrights List of our Licenses Trademarks Translations We are pleased to announce our 198 issue of the openSUSE Weekly News. You can also read this issue in other formats here. Enjoy reading :-) Status Updates▼ Team Reports Build Service Team Build Service Statistics. Statistics can found at Buildservice openFATE Team Top voted Features “ decouple download and installation (Score: 372) Network installation could be improved by running package download and package installation in parallel. ” “ Look at plymouth for splash during boot (Score: 197) I wanted to open a fate feature about this when I first heard of plymouth, but reading http://fedoramagazine.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/interview-fedora-10s-better-startup/ really makes me think we should go this way. Ray’s comment starting with “Every flicker and mode change in the boot process takes away from the whole experience.” is especially interesting. Is it okay to track the “don’t show grub by default” here? ” “ 1-click uninstall (Score: 168) An easy way to remove Software! For example: you installed an application with “1-click install” (which will install all the packages that you need), there should be an easy way (also with 1 click) to remove what you have installed with that 1-click operation… in another words: an “1-click Uninstall” to remove installed software (dependencies and packages included). ” “ Update to GRUB v2 (Score: 160) Every single bug or feature that anyone has developed for GRUB 0.97 has been rejected by the upstream project in favor of using GRUB 2. There has been resisitence in the distribution community to switching boot loaders, but this stalemate isn’t going to go away. The code itself isn’t well written or well maintained. Adding a new feature involves jumping through a lot of hoops that may or may not work even if you manage to work around all the runtime limitations. For example, a fs implementation has a static buffer it can use for memory management. It’s only 32k. For complex file systems, or even a simple journaled file system, we run into problems (like the reiserfs taking forever to load bug) because we don’t have enough memory to do block mapping for the journal so it needs to scan it for every metadata read. (Yeah, really.) (…) ” “ Popularity contest (Score: 114) We need a feedback about packages that are preferred by users and actively used. Debian already has a tool named Popularity contest (popcon) * reusing popcon will give us results that are directly comparable with Debian and Ubuntu * packagers team can take care of the package * we need a configuration dialog in YaST that is visible enough * we need a server infrastructure on opensuse.org. (There are certain privacy issues, see Debian FAQ for details) ” Recently requested features Features newly requested last week. Please vote and/or comment if you get interested. “ Opensuse 12.1 – provide Blender 2.6 as default install Blender 2.6 finally here on Sunday the 16th of October. A huge milestone for Blender, and the best opensource 3D modelling/rendering/animation/editing package available, on linux or otherwise. http://www.blendernation.com/2011/10/14/blender-2-60-rc2-available/ This really should be included on the 12.1 dvd .iso Please! ” “ Update boost to 1.47.0 Boost 1.47.0 is out and it contains (apart from updates and fixes) new libraries (especially I’m interested in Geometry). http://www.boost.org/users/history/version_1_47_0.html ” “ Get 1-click installs to work in Rekonq & Konqueror I have been using openSUSE since openSUSE 11.1. I really like Rekonq and like to use it from time-to-time. However, on openSUSE it is not a good choice because 1-click installs don’t work from Rekonq, it just show a script or text in the browser. This is a HUGE lack of polish in openSUSE. ” “ Adopt Kaptan Desktop Greeter in openSUSE Pardus is a great KDE distro and has one of the best “Desktop Greeter” of any KDE distro I have ever used, Kaptan. “Kaptan is a wizard that helps user to customize desktop enviroment after installing Pardus. While Kaptan is giving some information about Pardus, it also sets basic configures such as internet connection, wall paper and so on.” http://developer.pardus.org.tr/projects/kaptan/ ” “ Install Kate by default on KDE based installations The default text editor installed in a KDE based install of OpenSUSE is Kwrite. I propose installing Kate along side or instead of Kwrite as it is more powerful. It’s not too hard to install Kate via Zypper, but having it available “out of the box” would make OpenSUSE a better KDE distro. ” “ Add bumblebee for NVidia Optimus graphics support https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee About Bumblebee Bumblebee aims to provide support for nVidia Optimus laptops for GNU/Linux distributions. Using Bumblebee, you can use your nVidia card for rendering graphics which will be displayed using the Intel card. (…) ” “ rename priority of repository to rank People coming from Debian worlds (Ubuntu,Mint) are familiar using pin-priority to qualify priorities of repositories. But openSUSE is the other way round: Lower numbers are preferred. Instead of ‘priority’ allow the wording in /etc/zypp/repos.d: rank – ranking this would ease support in the forums especially for Tumbleweed users. ” “ Add option of UDF format to Yast partition manager UDF is an universal disk format file system, which can be used on optical rewritable and non-rewritable media, USB flash drives and hard drives. The file system is supported by all modern operating systems, including Windows, BSD, MacOS X, Solaris, OS/2|eComStation, BeOS|Haiku as well as Linux kernel, making it one of the best choices to use when transferring data between platforms. UDF also has optional built-in ability to minimize wearing-off of rewritable media with limited rewrite cycles such as flash, CD-RW and DVD-RAM by evenly distributing load over the media, including access to the allocation table. Despite this Yast2 partition manager does not suggest option to format a volume into UDF, thus forcing to use a mkudffs command line tool. ” “ Support of Creative EMU-0204 USB-soundcard Support of this device already in repositories of ALSA, but not released in some reason. BTW, patch that enabling 0204 support was back-ported in Ubuntu so it support sound card very well. E-MU 0204 on Linux: working! ” Feature Statistics Statistics for openSUSE distribution in openFATE Translation Team Daily updated translation statistics are available on the openSUSE Localization Portal. Trunk Top-List – Localization Guide In the Community▲▼ Events & Meetings Past October 19, 2011 : Project Meeting October 19-21, 2011 : Latinoware (Iguassu Falls, Brazil) Upcoming October 24-26, 2011 : Linux Kernel Summit (Praque, Czchech Republic) You can find more information on other events at: openSUSE News/Events. – Local Events openSUSE for your Ears The openSUSE Weekly News are available as podcast in German. You can hear it or download it on http://saigkill.homelinux.net/podcast. Communication The Mailinglists The openSUSE Forums Contributors openSUSE Connect 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. “ openSUSE-SU-2011:1155-1: important: quagga: fixing multiple vulnerabilities Table 1. SUSE Security Announcement Package: quagga Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2011:1155-1 Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 19:08:25 0200 (CEST) Affected Products: openSUSE 11.4 openSUSE 11.3 Description: Buffer overflow and DDos Issues ” “ openSUSE-SU-2011:1161-1: important: ldns (CVE-2011-3581) Table 2. SUSE Security Announcement Package: ldns Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2011:1161-1 Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:08:22 0200 (CEST) Affected Products: openSUSE 11.4 openSUSE 11.3 Description: Buffer overflow ” Kernel Review▲▼ “ Linus Torvalds: Linux 3.1-rc10 Ok, we’re a week away from the kernel summit, and here’s the last -rc I’m planning to make. There really hasn’t been all that much going on – the smallish MIPS updates are still the bulk of this -rc, and the rest is pretty much small driver fixes. Oh, and some last-minute fs (btrfs and xfs) fixes in there too. The shortlog is about as informative as it gets. There’s still some discussion about a couple of minor things we would like to get resolved, but on the whole 3.1 is long over-due and by the KS I think everybody will be relieved to have it out, and ready to open the merge window. (…) ” “ Rares Aioanei: kernel weekly news – 22.10.2011 Rares gives his weekly Kernel Review with openSUSE Flavor. ” Tips and Tricks▲▼ For Desktop Users “ Dmitri Popov: Create Slick Slideshows with digiKam It’s easy to dismiss digiKam’s slideshow functionality as a feature of no particular use. After all, most photographers prefer to publish their photos using the photo sharing service of their choice. But the slideshow feature can come in handy when showcasing photos on your machine is the only option. Running a simple slideshow in digiKam is as easy as selecting the desired album or pictures and choosing View → Slideshow → All (or Selection). However, digiKam has something even better: using the View → Slideshow → Advanced Slideshow command, you can create rather impressive slideshows with smooth transitions and soundtracks. (…) ” For Commandline/Script Newbies “ Python4Kids/Brendan Scott: Classy Methods, a Sense of Self (Classes Part 2) In our last tutorial we had our first look at classes and their attributes. The attributes of a class are the data which are stored in the class. The great thing about classes though is that we can use them to relate data to functions. Just as the data of a class are called attributes, the functions of a class have a special name as well. They are called “methods”. We have had a brief meeting with methods earlier. (…) ” For System Administrators “ IBM developerWorks/Tracy Bost: Learn Linux, 302 (Mixed environments): Managing user accounts and groups If you manage user and group accounts, you may find that these accounts don’t always work seamlessly for users in mixed environments—a common source of frustration for both users and systems administrators. Fortunately, the Samba suite provides tools to help you manage the process. In this article, learn how to manage user and group accounts in your mixed environment. (…) ” Planet SUSE▲▼ “ Michal Hrušecký: How do I handle all those MySQLs In openSUSE we’ve got currently MySQL Community Server, MariaDB and MySQL Cluster. From all of these we have even multiple versions. Although these packages are different, they are quilte similar. So I’m handling them in a little bit special way. When I was adding MariaDB I knew that packaging will be quite similar to the MySQL Community Server. So I took some parts of .spec file away into separate files so I can sync them easily and left only package dependent parts in .spec files. Later on, I created special git repository and few scripts to handle patches and patch sharing among these variants. And lately I automatized tre rest of the manual syncing I was diong. So today I want to present how do I do MySQL packaging today. And that is also some tutorial on how you can modify these packages easily or even create packages for other variants like Percona. ” “ Jos Poortvliet: Almost too much going on… Been a busy week, last week. There was Plasma Active One, OwnCloud 2.0, openQA 1.0 and KDE’s 15th birthday. Each of them deserves a lot of attention, which they got. I’ll just add my thoughts! (…) ” On the Web▲▼ Announcements “ Contributing to Samba: Samba now accepts corporate copyright Here is a change we’re instituting immediately to make it easier for corporations to contribute code changes to Samba whilst still retaining copyright ownership of the contributed code. Feel free to ask any questions on the samba-technical <at> samba.org list. We’d like to thank our lawyers at the Software Freedom Law Center for helping us to make this change. (…) ” “ GNOME 3.2.1 released The first update to GNOME 3.2 series is now available. As usual it provides bug fixes, translations updates and tiny improvements, in order to make our stable release even more stable and useful. Of course these improvements are kindly provided by our vibrant GNOME community members and contributors: so, thanks to our wonderful GNOME people. (…) ” Reports “ opensource.com/Marek Mahut: Creative Commons 4.0 on the horizon Creative Commons held its Global Summit a few weeks ago in Warsaw, with amazing international participation. Without question, the most-discussed topic was the upcoming 4.0 release of the licenses, including related issues and a lively debate regarding whether the licenses should be ported to specific countries – or whether we should instead try to create a new international license. (…) ” Reviews and Essays “ the register/Scott Gilbertson: OpenSUSE 12.1 delivers Fedora punch with GNOME 3 Review The big news in openSUSE 12.1, whose first beta has recently dropped, is the arrival of GNOME 3 – in this case GNOME 3.2. Unlike Fedora, which is already into its second GNOME 3-based release, openSUSE had – thanks to its release schedule – stuck with GNOME 2 for its last release earlier this year. (…) ” “ Linux Pro Magazine/Bruce Byfield: How I Learned to Love the KDE 4 Series For nine years, my default desktop was GNOME. About the third of the time, I’d use another desktop or a shell, either for the purposes of review or just for a change, but I’d always return to GNOME. It was a no-fuss interface in which I could do my common tasks without any problem. But a glitch on my system that left GNOME unstartable coincided with the release of KDE 4.2, and — not having the time to reinstall — I switched to KDE. I haven’t looked back since. Nobody could have been more surprised than I was. I’d worked in KDE 3.x many times, of course, but I was never comfortable in it. The defaults themes and icons looked so blocky and childish that it didn’t look in the least modern. It was so different from GNOME that I might as well have been in another operating system. So why did I switch permanently? Two main reasons come to mind: KDE’s design philosophy and its ability to innovate without dictating. (…) ” Feedback▲▼ Do you have comments on any of the things mentioned in this article? Then head right over to the comment section and let us know! Or if you would like to be part of the openSUSE:Weekly news team then check out our team page and join! If you don’t know, how to contribute, just check out the Contribution Page. We have a Etherpad, which you can also use to sumbit news. Talk with us: Or Communicate with or get help from the wider openSUSE community via IRC, forums, or mailing lists see Communicate. Visit our connect.opensuse.org Page: and give your Feedback. Visit our Facebook Fanpage: Fanpage You also can submit via Bugtracking and Featurerequests for give your Feedback. Keep updated: You can subscribe to the openSUSE Weekly News RSS feed at news.opensuse.org. DOCS: Visit the official openSUSE docs page: docs.opensuse.org. Credits▲▼ We thank for this Issue: Sascha Manns, Editor in Chief Satoru Matsumoto, Editorial Office Gertjan Lettink, Forums Section Thomas Hofstätter, Eventeditor Thomas Schraitle, DocBook-Consultant Acknowledgements▲▼ We thank for this Issue: RenderX XEP, PDF Creation and Rendering SyncRO Soft Ltd., Oxygen XML Editing iJoomla, Surveys open-slx GmbH, Sponsoring Copyrights▲▼ List of our Licenses Permission Information for own Trademarks SUSE ®, openSUSE ®, the openSUSE ® Logo and Novell ® are registered Trademarks of Novell, Inc. Linux ® is a registered Trademark of Linus Torvalds Translations▲ openSUSE Weekly News is translated into many languages. Issue 198 is available in: English Coming soon: Japanese Greek German Russian First published on: http://saigkill.homelinux.net ")); [Less]
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    In this Issue: Create Slideshows with digiKam Almost too much is going on ... [More] GNOME 3.2.1   You can download it there: Weekly News in PDF Format Weekly News in HTML (Bento Theme) Weekly News in HTML (Susebooks Theme) We hope you enjoy the reading :-) If you want to help us collecting interesting articles for the openSUSE Weekly News, so you can all your stuff into our new ietherpad: http://os-news.ietherpad.com/2. Found Bugs? Please place it in our Bugtracker: http://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?group_id=12095 Features, Ideas and Improvements can placed in our Featuretracker: http://developer.berlios.de/feature/?group_id=12095 Older content can be found there. [Less]
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KDE e.V. needs your help to secure funding for one of our next sprints. All you have to do is click a few buttons. A German bank is giving away 1000 Euro each to the 1000 associations who can get the most votes. Everyone has 3 votes. Please do vote ... [More] with all 3 for KDE. With just a few clicks you can make a difference!Here’s what you have to do:1) go to https://verein.ing-diba.de/sonstiges/10115/kde-ev and click “Stimme abgeben”2) enter your email and the captcha it asks for and then click “absenden”3) you’ll get an email to confirm your vote – click the link in the email4) you’ll get to a website – click “Stimme abgeben”You can do this 3 times in a row. If KDE is among the top 1000 associations we’ll get 1000 Euro.Source: http://blog.lydiapintscher.de/2011/10/10/help-kde-e-v-secure-funding-for-a-sprint-with-just-a-few-clicks/ [Less]
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Hello everyone!I am very pleased to announce the new issue (197) of openSUSE Weekly News in Greek.In this issue you will read about:* openSUSE Announces First Public Release of openQA* Nelson Marques: Unknown Horizons 2011.3 RC3 ready for testing on ... [More] openSUSE!* Michal Hrušecký: openSUSE @ ASUS Transformer* Linuxaria: How to convert from .deb to .rpm and viceversa* Cornelius Schumacher: The demise of the Windows platformAs well as many interesting news about openSUSE and useful advice, which can make our lives easier.Enough said though... Read more at: http://own.opensuse.gr, http://el.opensuse.org/Weekly_news or www.os-el.grWe are always looking forward to receiving your comments as well as suggestions regarding things you would like to read about in our next issue.The openSUSE Weekly News is being translated in the Greek language from issue #150. You can read older translated issues here: http://el.opensuse.org/Κατηγορία:Weekly_news_issuesEnjoy it!Efstathios Agrapidis (efagra) [Less]
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Small, big, bright green, yellow green Even avatars… To fix that, Bruno Friedmann (tigerfoot) & Françoise Wybrecht (Morgane Marquis) invite you to come at Geekos Place on SecondLife and grab your own plush for free. A long dream has become true ... [More] last week, with the effort of several people contributing together to make Tigerfoot’s dream a reality. comparing real and first draft The long way to find the right texture and text Small and sweet on women's avatar shoulder Don't forget our party's balloon and t-shirt! Resizing Geeko plush is allowed to fit your style The SL plush is really similar to the new real one, and is full open, so you can adapt it to your own needs or way to live with a plush on shoulder. We also now have our own big Geeko on the sim, in which you can hide yourself if you want. Adapt the size and position, it's free to modify Have Fun! RC1 Party Time Be there @ Geekos Place Reminder The RC1 parties is tomorrow Saturday 21 October between 3-5pm and 6-8pm CEST (1-3pm, 4-6pm UTC)   [Less]
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Xen and KVM are the two major virtualization techologies that are freely available on linux. Although they are quite comparable performance wise, it still may be interesting to convert a Xen virtual machine to a KVM virtual machine. Xen and KVM both ... [More] use very similar images. However, there are some subtle differences in the setup: Xen block devices use the names “xvd?” where KVM uses “vd?”. The serial device in Xen is “xvc0″ while on KVM it is “ttyS0″. Xen does not use the bootloader from the image but directly accesses the boot directory while KVM really uses the bootmanager. The modules that are needed for block devices are different. Although virsh supports both, Xen and KVM, the XML configuration is still somewhat different. The easiest way would be to just install the necessary packages and do the needed modifications on a running Xen guest, however, if you don’t have your Xen host anymore, you would be busted. Therefore, lets do the migration of an image just on the KVM host. First, make the image accessible with “kpartx”. To do this run the command > kpartx -a disk0.raw -v add map loop0p1 (253:1): 0 319488 linear /dev/loop0 2048 add map loop0p2 (253:2): 0 16435200 linear /dev/loop0 321536 Now, determine which one is a real file system: > lsblk -f /dev/mapper/loop0p? NAME           FSTYPE LABEL MOUNTPOINT loop0p1 (dm-1) swap loop0p2 (dm-2) ext3 Obviously the device “/dev/mapper/loop0p2″ is our root file system that we need to access. Lets mount it and add all the needed devices: mount /dev/mapper/loop0p2 /mnt mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev Now, copy the needed kernel to the file system and do a “chroot” there: cp kernel-default.rpm kernel-default-base.rpm /mnt/tmp chroot /mnt mount /sys mount /proc Next, update several configuration files: /etc/inittab : comment the line starting with S0 and containing xvc0 /etc/inittab : uncomment line starting with S0 and containing ttyS0. Change the speed to 115200 if needed. /etc/securetty : remove xvc0 and add ttyS0 /etc/sysconfig/kernel : remove modules starting with xen from “INITRD_MODULES” and add “virtio_blk virtio” instead. /etc/fstab : remove the “x” from “/dev/xvda” (and possibly more needed block devices) /boot/grub/device.map : change from “/dev/xvda” to “/dev/vda” /boot/grub/menu.lst :  comment line starting with gfxmenu /boot/grub/menu.lst : change the kernel and initrd lines to contain the kernel starting with “vmlinuz” and the default initrd as available in “/boot”. /boot/grub/menu.lst : fix the kernel parameters to contain the right root and console device, similar to: “root=/dev/vda2 console=ttyS0″. Now, it is time to install the kernel: rpm -Uhv /root/kernel-default.rpm /root/kernel-default-base.rpm The only remaining task now is running “mkinitrd”. There will show up some error messages about not having the right root device available, which is correct. But the command commonly will work anyway. To finish the work on the image, only some cleanup is needed: umount /sys umount /proc exit umount /mnt/dev umount /mnt kpartx -d disk0.raw To start the image, the easiest way is to use “vm-install” and select activating an existing image “I have a disk or disk image …”. If it is just for testing, you can also use a command link this: qemu-kvm \ -drive file=/kvm/images/disk0.raw,id=root,if=virtio \ -m 1024M -nographic This should bring up your previous Xen image on a KVM machine. [Less]
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