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Plasma 5.12 Brings Wayland to Leap

This Tuesday KDE released the latest Long Term Support (LTS) version of the Plasma desktop 5.12. A key point in this new release is that Wayland support was extensively worked on and is now suitable as part of the Long Term Support guarantees. In particular, the Plasma session in Wayland now plays nicer with multiple screens, […]

Posted on 9 February 2018 | 5:24 am

Official KDE Plasma 5.12 Release Now in Tumbleweed

Mesa 18, cryptsetup 2 Also Arrive in Snapshots KDE Plasma 5.12 transitioned from it beta version of 5.11.95 to the official release in an openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot earlier this week. On the same day of the upstream release, Tumbleweed snapshot 20180206 brought the new desktop software to its thousands of rolling release users. Improved performance […]

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 11:45 pm

Where to Stay, Getting Around Prague for oSC18

Prague is a beautiful city and you can bet that the city will be crowded during the openSUSE Conference. Hotels are already starting to fill up, so it’s best to take a look at the hotels we recommend now before all the hotels are booked out. There are six hotels that are recommended, but feel […]

Posted on 7 February 2018 | 9:48 pm

Tumbleweed Snapshots Get YaST Changes for Firewalld

There is no signs of slowing down openSUSE’s rolling release  Tumbleweed as six snapshots of new software were released this past week. Not all the snapshots were large; in fact, one offered just a handful of new packages, but the releases keep coming. The pixel format translation library babl 0.1.42 was in the latest snapshot […]

Posted on 1 February 2018 | 10:47 pm

openSUSE Leap 15 Reaches Beta Phase Snapshots

The development version of openSUSE Leap 15 has reached its beta phase builds and snapshots are available for testers via http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.0/iso/. Exactly like the rolling development model used to make openSUSE Leap 42.3, Leap 15.0 will use the same model until its final build. No concrete milestones will be used building up to the final […]

Posted on 31 January 2018 | 8:04 pm

Find Out the Visa Requirements to Attend oSC18

For people planning on attending the openSUSE Conference 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic, from May 25 – 27, there are certain requirements necessary to receive a visa for those who are not a citizen of a Schengen country. It’s a good idea to start thinking about getting your visa and this post summarizes the requirements. […]

Posted on 29 January 2018 | 10:30 pm

The future of openSUSE-Education

The openSUSE-Education project tries to support schools using openSUSE. We create and describe additional software-repositories for educational projects and we created Add-on medias and finally a live DVD from the regular openSUSE distribution. As you can see in our timeline, we achieved quite a lot in the past years, had fun and meet a couple […]

Posted on 28 January 2018 | 4:36 am

openSUSE – Meltdown & Spectre Update – 26 Jan 2018

Hi folks, This is an update to our current Meltdown and Spectre situation on openSUSE Leap and Tumbleweed. We have released kernels with initial Meltdown and Spectre mitigations begin of January. For openSUSE Leap 42.2 and 42.3 we released updates on January 5th. For openSUSE Tumbleweed we released 4.14.11, 4.14.12 and 4.14.13 kernels in the […]

Posted on 27 January 2018 | 4:09 am

Ruby, YaST, Plasma 5.12 Beta Get Updates in Tumbleweed

openSUSE’s rolling distribution Tumbleweed received several snapshot of new software packages this past week. A total of six snapshots arrived and brought new versions of Ruby, YaST, KDE’s Plasma 5.12 Beta and many others. The latest snapshot, 20180124, switched the default for Ruby to version 2.5. Package improvements were made to the command line tool […]

Posted on 27 January 2018 | 1:16 am

openSUSE 42.2 to Reach End-of-Life This Week

The minor release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 will reach its End-of-Life (EOL) this week on Jan. 26. The EOL phase ends the updates to the operating system, and those who continue to use EOL versions will be exposed to vulnerabilities because these discontinued versions no longer receive security and maintenance updates; this is why users […]

Posted on 22 January 2018 | 11:29 pm