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Samba, Ceph, LightDM Update in Tumbleweed Snapshots

Snapshots released the past two weeks of openSUSE Tumbleweed have slowed down a bit, but new software continues to be updated in the five snapshots that have been release since April 6. The most recent snapshot, 20170417, brought Samba 4.6.2, which had an enormous amount of bug fixes and addressed regression issues introduced by the […]

Posted on 20 April 2017 | 8:34 pm

Bird Watching: An openSUSE Maker Project

Creating cool projects is what makes openSUSE so much fun and a recent project by an openSUSE member highlights just how creative and fun one can be using openSUSE. Adrian Schröter took a Raspberry Pi 3 using openSUSE to create a 3D-printed foldable tripod and took the idea even further by using the Raspberry Pi […]

Posted on 18 April 2017 | 9:40 pm

Newest GNOME, KDE, Kernel Arrive in Tumbleweed

Eighteen openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots brought several new packages to users last month, which included both  GNOME 3.24 and KDE Plasma 5.9.4. GNOME 3.24 received most of the hype in snapshot 20170322, but that release also included Mozilla Firefox’s newest 52.0.1 version, which added support for WebAssembly, an emerging standard that brings near-native performance to Web-based […]

Posted on 6 April 2017 | 7:48 pm

Conference to have Daily Keynote Speakers

The openSUSE Conference is about seven weeks away and this year will again have high-quality keynote speakers. Keynote speakers for this year’s conference at the Z-Bau in Nuremberg, Germany, from May 26 – 28 will be from SaltStack, KDE and Free Software Foundation Europe. Matthias Kirschner, President of FSFE, will take the stage on May […]

Posted on 6 April 2017 | 3:01 am

Google Summer of Code 2017

We’re very happy to announce that openSUSE has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017 edition! Google Summer of Code is an annual program which awards stipends to university students to write code and learn about open source development in their summer break! Accepted students work with a mentor […]

Posted on 23 March 2017 | 9:35 pm

GNU Health, openSUSE Pioneer Shift in Healthcare Management

The GNU Health Project is one of many noble open-source projects and the openSUSE Project is pleased to announce it has donated 10 Raspberry Pis to help expand the use and development of the project on affordable ARM hardware. GNU Health, which is a non-profit, non-government organizations (NGO), delivers free open-source software for health practitioners, […]

Posted on 13 March 2017 | 7:36 pm

Systemd Gets Important Commit in Tumbleweed

A total of five snapshots this week brought openSUSE Tumbleweed users and developers several new packages and an important systemd commit. Topping this week’s updates were Wireshark, Wayland and KDE Frameworks  5.31.0. Snapshot 201700308 brought an import commit for systemd that makes sure to destroy all name watching bus slots when kicked off the bus, […]

Posted on 9 March 2017 | 11:42 pm

Committee Accepting Proposals for openSUSE.Asia Summit

The openSUSE.Asia organization committee is accepting proposals to host the openSUSE.Asia Summit during the second half of 2017. The openSUSE.Asia Summit is the largest annual openSUSE conference in Asia and is attended by contributors and enthusiasts from all over Asia. The event focuses primarily on the openSUSE distribution and its applications for personal and enterprise […]

Posted on 3 March 2017 | 7:35 pm

Tumbleweed Gets Kernel 4.10.1, Mesa 17, Python 3.6

The joy and experimentation of Hack Week didn’t keep openSUSE Tumbleweed from continuing to roll. Since the last news article on Tumbleweed two weeks ago, there have been eight snapshots featuring new software packages. The most recent snapshot to land in the repositories was snapshot 20170228, which provided less than a handful of packages. Snapshots […]

Posted on 2 March 2017 | 8:36 pm

openSUSE at LinuxFest Northwest 2017

LinuxFest Northwest 2017, coming up the first weekend in May, promises to continue its tradition of providing a unique, active, fun experience for open-source enthusiasts at all experience levels. openSUSE continues its long-term sponsorship of the event, and we are looking forward to having a lot of fun! Submit your session proposals by March 1, […]

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 5:05 am