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From Drivers to Kernel, A Week Full of Tumbleweed Snapshots

There has been an openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot every day this week and KDE Frameworks along with AppArmor and Plasma began a week full of new software releases for openSUSE’s rolling distribution. The most recent snapshot was  20171101 and the update of appstream-glib to 0.7.3 added support for URL launchable types; it also provided write XML […]

Posted on 3 November 2017 | 10:36 pm

Start Using Qt 5.10 Beta in KDE Unstable repositories: Krypton and Argon

The Qt project has recently released the first beta version of Qt 5.10. This release brings a lot of new features, such as initial support for Vulkan, text to speech functionality, and lots of other improvements. The Qt libraries are heavily used by KDE software and especially Plasma often pushes them to the limits. This […]

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 11:11 pm

GNU Compiler Collection 6 Removed from Tumbleweed

Two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released this week and the Open Build Service is warming up after last weekend’s scheduled power outage. Since the power interruption, OBS has been running a little slower, but that didn’t stop the developers from getting out snapshots of new software. The latest snapshot, 20171017, made a significant change regarding […]

Posted on 19 October 2017 | 11:09 pm

Plasma 5.11, GNOME 3.26.1 Land in Tumbleweed

The week has been pretty exciting for desktop enthusiast running openSUSE Tumbleweed since two of this week’s snapshots delivered new versions of GNOME and KDE respectively. Snapshot 20171010, which is the most recent release, fixed numerous memory leaks with ImageMagick and apache 2.4.28 fixed Optionsbleed or Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)-2017-9798, which allows remote […]

Posted on 12 October 2017 | 10:15 pm

Special Edition Highlights openSUSE, KDE

Getting the masses to move to a Linux distribution can be challenging, but the openSUSE Project is doing its part to get people started with open-source software. Members of the openSUSE community recently worked with Linux Magazine to publish a special edition of a Getting Started With Linux magazine with the purpose of increasing the […]

Posted on 11 October 2017 | 10:34 pm

Hack Week Announced for Mid-November

Hack Week 0x10 will be Nov. 10 – 16 at many of the SUSE Research and Development locations and developers and hackers from the community are welcomed to participate. Hack Week is a week-long event where members of the openSUSE community, along with other communities, get a chance to investigate interesting technologies and get involved […]

Posted on 9 October 2017 | 10:54 pm

Tumbleweed Goes Astronomical

Astronomers using openSUSE Tumbleweed received some major software enhancements in a snapshot this week and the four snapshots released also addressed some architecture issues and critical bug fixes. The snapshots also brought new versions of the Linux Kernel, git, GNU Compiler Collection and mpg123. The most recent snapshot to be released, snapshot 20171001, provided an […]

Posted on 5 October 2017 | 11:38 pm

SUSE Studio online + Open Build Service = SUSE Studio Express

Merging SUSE Studio and Open Build Service Written by Andreas Jaeger SUSE Studio was launched in 2009 to make building images really easy. Nowadays, images are used everywhere – for public cloud you need images; container images are used to have small and movable workloads, and data center operators use golden images to start their […]

Posted on 4 October 2017 | 11:36 pm

Planned Downtime to Affect openSUSE Services

A scheduled power outage in the Nuremberg office will effect a number of openSUSE services from Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. (16:00 UTC) to Oct. 14  at 4 p.m. (16:00 UTC). The scheduled maintenance on the building’s electricity will affect most services. The only services that will be normally operating are: – – […]

Posted on 4 October 2017 | 11:20 pm

New Repository Caters to Tumbleweed’s Nvidia Users

Using Nvidia drivers on openSUSE Tumbleweed in the past was cumbersome and fragile when it came to regular snapshot updates. Often users needed to uninstall the NVIDIA’s userspace driver (like libGL, Xserver glx library, etc.) before updating to the latest Tumbleweed snapshot and reinstall the NVIDIA’s userspace driver afterward. Otherwise users may have ended up […]

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 8:15 pm