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openSUSE Develops Legal Review System

The open-source community has a new project designed to help Linux/GNU distributions with the legal review process of licenses. The new project called Cavil is legal review system that is collectively beneficial not only for the  openSUSE Project, but distributions and projects that want to use it. The project provides an add-on service for the […]

Posted on 8 November 2018 | 10:05 am

Marvell, TUXEDO Computers Sponsor openSUSE Project

Two companies were recently added to the openSUSE Sponsors page thanks to the companies generous donations to the openSUSE Project. Both Marvell and TUXEDO Computers have provided tangible support through donations to openSUSE to promote the use and development of Linux. “We are thoroughly pleased to have Marvell and TUXEDO Computers as sponsors of the […]

Posted on 6 November 2018 | 4:40 pm

GSoC 2018 Mentor Summit

David Kang and I attended two weeks ago (12-14 Oct) the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Mentor Summit in California representing openSUSE.  Here is our report of the conference. It was an incredibly well organized event with a busy schedule. It was our first summit (we try that different openSUSE mentors/org admins go every year) and we enjoyed it a […]

Posted on 27 October 2018 | 6:24 pm

Tumbleweed Gets New Versions of KDE Applications, Krita, Apache Subversion

Since last week’s openSUSE Tumbleweed update, there were two snapshots released that brought KDE users a newer version of Applications 18.08.2 and all Tumbleweed users could update to Linux Kernel 4.18.13. Last week brought newer versions of KDE’s Plasma 5.14  and Frameworks 5.50.0, and this week the arrival of Applications 18.08.2 came in snapshot 20181015. […]

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:31 am

KDE and openSUSE: Plasma 5.14, Qt 5.12 and more

Plasma 5.14 Plasma 5.14 was released with many improvements. It was planned to have it in a released in a Tumbleweed snapshot on the same day, but openQA issues prevented snapshot 20181008 from getting published. Instead, Tumbleweed users got it with snapshot 20181009 on Thursday morning. Currently, 5.14.1 is staged to be accepted in Tumbleweed. […]

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 4:51 pm

Tumbleweed Gets Plasma 5.14, Frameworks 5.50

Four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this week brought new versions of software along with new versions of KDE’s Plasma and Frameworks as well as python-setuptools and many other packages. The most recent snapshot, 20181009, updated KDE’s Plasma 5.14. The new Plasma version has several new features like the new Display Configuration widget for screen management, which is […]

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 1:50 pm

openSUSE to have Summit at Southern California Linux Expo

The openSUSE Project will have a summit at the 17th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif., March 8, 2019. The openSUSE Summit at SCaLE 17x will take place on a Friday during the beginning of SCaLE 17x, which takes place March. 7-10, 2019. The community hosted summit […]

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 10:06 am

VIM, Xen, Git Packages Updated in This Week’s Tumbleweed Snapshots

There were a total of four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this week that updated packages like VIM, Xen, Git and ImageMagick. The latest snapshot, 20180925, updated three packages. All the packages updated in this snapshot were zero dot packages. The updated packages were obs-service-set_version 0.5.10, purple-carbons 0.1.6 and shotwell 0.30.0. The obs-service-set_version 0.5.10 version fixed a […]

Posted on 28 September 2018 | 9:36 am

openSUSE Conference 2020: Call for Hosts

The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for openSUSE Conference 2020. The Call for Hosts will be open until April 15, 2019. The openSUSE Conference Organizational Team will review the submissions with the hopes of having a decision announced about the location of oSC20 at the openSUSE Conference 2019 in […]

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 10:22 am

Tumbleweed Gets New Versions of KDE Plasma, Applications

A total of four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were delivered to users of the rolling release this past week and the snapshot brought new versions of KDE Plasma and KDE Applications. The most recent snapshot 20180917 updated three packages. The GNOME package dconf-editor was updated to  3.30.0. Users of the ext2 filesystem will notice the utility […]

Posted on 20 September 2018 | 10:28 am