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04.25.09

Novell News Summary – Part I: OpenSUSE 11.2 Appears, Google Summer of Code Arrives

Posted in GNU/Linux, Novell, OpenSUSE at 6:10 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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OpenSUSE 11.2

THE most important and recent news is this initial availability of OpenSUSE 11.2, which Michael Larabel covered following the announcement from Novell’s guys.

The Novell developers behind OpenSuSE have announced the release of OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 1. This is the first, early look at OpenSuSE 11.2, which will officially be released later this year.

It was talked about some days ago:

They complain because openSUSE 11.2 will not have KDE3, and claim time and again that is catastrophe, like support will end when 11.2 is released. Well, the KDE3 support in openSUSE will last till December 2010, just the same as for openSUSE 11.1. It is standard openSUSE practice to support each release for 2 years.

Technical

On the technical side, there are some HOWTOs and OpenSUSE 11.1 gets Dropbox. There is also a this quick mention:

openSUSE

openSUSE 11.1 was released on December 18 of 2008. I reviewed 11.0 before it was released and I guess that 11.2 “Fichte”, which will only be released in November, will be a great improvement as well. There isn’t much information yet on what we’ll see in 11.2.

Coders

Google Summer of Code gives away some money for people to work on OpenSUSE and a list of accepted projects has finally been published.

On Monday, Google announced the accepted projects for all of the Google Summer of Code organizations. The openSUSE Project has nine projects that were accepted for the Summer of Code 2009.

“People of OpenSUSE” wrote about one of the project developers/packagers, Jan Engelhardt.

Jan is one of silent community mebers that is active in kernel packaging and development area. Thanks to him openSUSE users have had chance to try stable real time kernel (RT kernel). He doesn’t take time to chat very often, but if you have problem and it is kernel related there is a great chance that you will have his attention, specially if you post your question to opensuse-kernel mail list.

Shuttle

This is something that we covered last week. OpenSUSE is preinstalled on the X270V barebone PC and this is still being covered in many places that include the British press.

PC maker Shuttle has expanded its presence in the open source world with the release of a new nettop running the Linux operating system.

The X270V runs openSUSE 11 and is a complete system based on Shuttle’s Barebone X27D platform. The small black box houses a dual-core Intel Atom 330 CPU running at 1.6GHz, and up to 2GB of DDR2 memory.

Here is some more.

The new Shuttle X270V Nettop (compact PC) comes with openSUSE Linux pre-installed.

More News

There are a couple of Wiki entries that we haven’t shared yet. Those are the 67th and 68th newsletters from the project.

In this Week:

* OBS will be added to LDN
* People of openSUSE: Sascha Manns
* Jigish Gohil: Most efficient Ways to Download
* polishlinux: KDE 4.3 – early preview
* tuxmachines.org: We’re Linux” Video Contest Winners

 

In this Week:

* Call for Participations: openSUSE Summit 2009
* openSUSE at LinuxFest Northwest
* People of openSUSE: Jean-Daniel Dodin
* Google Summer of Code Status Update
* Bryen Yunashko: Accessible Appreciation: The Sequel

All in all, the week has been fairly idle.

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