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Enterprise Beta Sources Added to openSUSE Leap 42.3 Build

Sources from the beta version of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Service Pack 3 (SP3) arrived today in the latest build for openSUSE’s next minor release of the 42 series. The transition to a rolling development process for openSUSE Leap 42.3 has changed the traditional milestone process, but fixed milestones are alive and well with SLE […]

Posted on 19 May 2017 | 9:32 pm

Kernel 4.11 Arrives in openSUSE Tumbleweed

Multiple small pattern changes had momentarily slowed the releases of openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots, but snapshots are expected to come more frequently moving forward. The newest snapshot, 20170516, brought Linux Kernel 4.11 and tons of new fixes and features. The new kernel has at least eight prominent features and a pluggable IO scheduler for the multiqueue […]

Posted on 18 May 2017 | 8:50 pm

Announcing openSUSE’s status page –

Worried about downtimes and maintenance windows of openSUSE services that you missed because there was no information provided? ;-) Now is your chance to get informed about any (un-)expected downtime of any openSUSE service! The openSUSE Heroes team is pleased to announce that is up and running as public status page, providing you with […]

Posted on 11 May 2017 | 11:45 am

Students to Enhance Multiple Open Source Projects

Five students will spend this summer putting their coding skills into practice for openSUSE and other projects during this year’s Google Summer of Code. The international program that matches mentors and students funded 1,315 student projects this year for 201 open source organizations, who will benefit from the active involvement from these new developers. “We […]

Posted on 10 May 2017 | 12:21 am

Excited about oSC17? Volunteer to experience another aspect of it!

oSC17 is just around the corner, and if you want to be part of making it awesome you can now sign up to become a volunteer! Volunteers are invaluable to conferences, and they play a major role in creating a pleasant conference atmosphere for attendees. We need volunteers to help out with various things throughout […]

Posted on 8 May 2017 | 11:12 pm

GNOME 3.24.1, Plasma 5.9.5 Arrive in Tumbleweed

A total of seven openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since last week’s update, which brought several minor version updates and less than a handful of major version updates. A change on the server that prepares the .diff emails that are generated caused a hiccup for the Tumbleweed announcer, so snapshots 20170428, 20170429, 20170430 and 20170502 […]

Posted on 5 May 2017 | 7:11 pm

Tumbleweed Snapshots Update Fonts, Perl, Python Packages

openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this week gave many newer versions of Perl and Python packages, but several other packages were updated in the repositories including some open fonts. Google and Adobe fonts were updated in snapshots 20170424 and 20170420 with google-croscore-fonts and adobe-sourcehansans-fonts being added to the repositories respectively. Besides the google-croscore-fonts in snapshots 20170424, users […]

Posted on 27 April 2017 | 8:42 pm

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