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Welcome to issue # 98 of openSUSE Weekly News

In this Week:


openSUSE Spotlight: Ye who enters here… Board Meetings now public
"Ever wanted to know what the openSUSE Board is up to? Have you always wondered what the Board discusses and how it comes to decisions? Are you interested in how your elected representatives work with each other? Maybe you are even interested in running for a seat in the elections and want to know what duties that would bring with it?"
Joe Brockmeier: Providing useful feedback
"Release early, release often. That mantra has served open source really well because it provides an opportunity for developers to get in and provide feedback (and patches) through the lifecycle of a project, and not when something is completely finished and would require huge amounts of efforts to fix problems that could be caught early."
Thomas Biege: X-MAS Wish List for the SuSE Security-Team
"you may not have recognized it yet because of the bland climate (at least here in Germany) but X-MAS is approaching. It is the time of beginning, looking ahead, family and wishes. I am nipping hot tea from a big cup and want to hear about your wishes... the wishes from our openSUSE community, our SLES customers, the SUSE family if you like. What should the SuSE Security-Team improve for you and your business in the future?"
Joe Brockmeier: openSUSE Kernel Repository is public
"Want to help test the openSUSE kernel? Want the very latest and greatest openSUSE Linux kernel sources? We have good news for you! After several months of preparation, the kernel team has set up a public Git repository for hosting the openSUSE kernel sources. If you’d like to work with the openSUSE Linux kernel as it’s developed, please read Kernel Git on the openSUSE wiki, which explains how to clone the repository and use it."

Board Election 2009

Joe Brockmeier: openSUSE Board Elections: Seeking excellent candidates!
"The openSUSE Board Elections are fast approaching, and there’s still time to declare your candidacy, but not a lot. The last date to declare intent to run is November 23rd — that’s one week away. If you’re still thinking about applying for membership in order to vote in the election, your time is running out there too. The board will continue considering membership after November 23rd, of course, but if you apply after that date you won’t be eligible to vote in the 2009 election, even if approved."
Bryen Yunashko: I’m not done yet!
"A year ago, I was honored to be voted in as a new member of openSUSE’s Community Board. That election had a stunning 75% voter turnout, and to have been a part of that historic occasion which also marked the beginning of the very first-ever community elected Board.
A lot of things have happened in the past year and openSUSE continues its momentum in becoming a more community-driven project. Our stake in openSUSE has become more and more significant and our need to be continually involved in this great Project of ours is ever-more important."
Andrew Wafaa: Reminder: Second openSUSE Board Election Deadline Approaching!
"The time has come again for openSUSE Members to vote for new members to the Board. Stephen Shaw (decriptor) and Bryen Yunashko (suseROCKS) have completed their tenure on the Board, and their seats are up for election. There is also a new seat available to be occupied by a non-Novell member. Henne Vogelsang (henne) and Pascal Bleser (yaloki) have another year to complete and will remain, Michael Löffler (michl) as chairman will remain as well. This means that as of this year’s election the openSUSE Board will be made up of equal numbers of Novell and non-Novell employees, 2 seats+Chairperson and 3 seats respectively. Candidates for this election will be voted in for a two (2) year term, ensuring that there is continuity within the Board."
Michael Löffler: openSUSE Board Election – change of timeline
"As Thomas just announced on the project mailing list the election committee has decided to extend the period for announcing candidacy by one week to November 30. Same applies to request openSUSE membership status which makes you eligible to vote. With this change the period for candidates to campaign gets shortened by one week to start just one week prior to opening of the ballots. Start date of the election stays Tuesday December 8."
Pavol Rusnak: My Candidacy for the openSUSE Board
"I’d like to announce my candidacy for openSUSE Board Elections 2009. My name is Pavol Rusnak and I’m 25 years old. I was born in Kosice, Slovakia, but for the last 7 years I’ve been living in Prague, Czech Republic, where I graduated from computer science at the Charles University"

In the Community

Sirko Kemter: Pictures from the Chemnitz Launch Party
Sirko Kemter: After the show is before the next show
"A little report from the Launch Party in Chemnitz. First we had a little problem. 2 of our speakers was sick, thx the boosters team was an replacement for Will Stephenson found. Many thx to Michal Hrušecký for help us in Chemnitz and travelling from Prague. But he wasnt not the only who travelled a long distance. Many of the guests travelled a long distance. We had guests from Dresden, Grimma or Wittenberg (that are 170km) here. I talked to this guy and he said that was the nearest party for him, he said next would be Mexico City."
Martin Schlander:
"Using openSUSE is incredibly easy, when you know how – but figuring everything out by yourself with no prior knowledge of GNU/Linux is no small task. In fact, I’m sure that a very high percentage of the people who try to migrate fail and quit, and often the showstoppers are really very basic issues. Therefore I’ve written and maintained a beginner’s guide to openSUSE in Danish for every release since SUSE Linux 9.3, documenting the basics needed to getting started using openSUSE as a home desktop OS. For openSUSE 11.2 I’ve decided to maintain the guide in English instead. You’ll find it here: ...]

Status Updates


openSUSE Spotlight: What does the openSUSE Board do?
"As we’re facing upcoming openSUSE Board election I’d like to share with you what the current Board normally does. This is especially for people which may run for a Board seat and so might know better what they can expect and how much time is needed for that. But for everybody else it should help to make a picture what those Board members are doing. Currently we do have bi-weekly meetings in IRC which are scheduled for 2 hours. In average I’d say we need those 2 hours. Apart of this fixed meeting we Board Members communicate ongoing via emails or IRC."


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Joe Brockmeier: What’s new in openSUSE 11.2
"After nearly a year in development, openSUSE 11.2 is ready to be unleashed! A peek under the hood shows a lot of new and interesting changes since 11.1, including updated desktops and a preview of WebYaST. openSUSE 11.2 is finally out after 11 months of development. The openSUSE Project released openSUSE 11.2 with a bevy of updates and improvements over last year’s 11.1 release, including KDE 4.3, GNOME 2.28, a new Linux kernel, as well as the latest and greatest of your favorite open source applications. What’s in this release? Let’s take a look at the highlights."
Joe Brockmeier: Enhancing openSUSE 11.2: Adding Repositories and Packages
"So you’ve got that shiny new openSUSE 11.2 system up and running. Now what? The default repositories have plenty of software, but there’s much more for openSUSE in community and semi-official repositories that you might find useful."

Boosters Team

Michal Hrusecky: Work report mhrusecky kw46
Stephan Kulow: work report coolo kw46
Petr Utzel: Work report puzel kw46
Klaas Freitag: openSUSE celebrates XMas
Klaas Freitag: Work report freitag kw46


Build Service

Michael Schroeder: Build Team Meeting
Minutes from the Meeting
Pascal Bleser: webpin .= "11.2";
"Just committed the webpin CLI client version 1.2.1, which only contains a single modification: it now also supports searching the Software Portal index for openSUSE 11.2."

Tips and Tricks


For Desktop Users

The Geek Stuff/Ramesh Natarajan: 5 Easy Steps to Create a Flowchart Using Dia
"Dia is a GTK+ based multi-platform diagram creation program. Dia is similar to the Visio program for Windows."
Make Tech Easier/Tavis J. Hampton: Using Kate As a Web Editor
"There are many applications out there that provide project-based web development tools and very feature-rich interfaces, but sometimes all you really need is a good text editor. For those times, there are few editors that can stand up to the KDE powerhouse called Kate."
Uwe Gansert: Interactive AutoYaST Rules
"This article describes a new feature of AutoYaST in openSUSE 11.3 (a backport for 11.2 is available too). The rules.xml file describes how AutoYaST creates the complete XML profile out of single XML snippet files. Like for example "if the main memory is more than 2GB, use kde.xml, else use windowmaker.xml", "if you find more than one harddisk, use lvm.xml, else use simple_partitioning.xml" ... and so on ... That's available since ages in AutoYaST what's new now is, that you can present all XML snippets you have to the users so they can select which ones to use on their own."

For Commandline/Script Newbies

Linux Journal/Da A Feng: Tech Tip: Find Directories Over a Certain Size
"It's fairly simple to find large files on your system using commands such as find, but if you're looking for directories over a certain size find won't help you. The Perl script presented here can help you track down those explosively large directories."
A.P. Lawrence: Freeing disk space with ">"
"I wrote this up after a forum discussion in which several posters didn't really understand why ">" can free disk space when "rm" cannot. The basic problem is that if another process has a file open (for reading or writing, it doesn't matter), the disk blocks are not freed by an "rm" until the process or process using the file quits (or stops using the file, at least). That part seems to be well understood."

For System Administrators Hitch your wagon to a lizard: dist-upgrading openSUSE
"For the first time, openSUSE now officially supports a "dist-upgrade" feature, similar to Debian's. Which is to say, if you've got openSUSE 11.1 installed, you should be able to upgrade to openSUSE 11.2 by updating your list of software repositories to point to providers of software for openSUSE 11.2, doing a distribution upgrade via the Internet, and have a reasonable chance of success."

New/Updated Applications @ openSUSE

Gabriel Burt: PDF Mod 0.8
"New Packages can be found here"
Petr Mladek: OpenOffice_org 3.2 beta2 available for openSUSE
"I’m happy to announce 3.2 beta2 packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project and include many upstream and Go-oo fixes. See also overview of integrated features and enhancements. Please, look for more details about the openSUSE OOo build on the wiki page."
"Office related Program. Available in Packman"
Joe Brockmeier: Amarok Refreshed: Better, Stronger, Faster!
"Even though it’s a point release, the latest Amarok comes with some major new features and all the benefits of the 2.2.0 release. Dubbed “Weightless,” the 2.2.1 release is full of bug fixes and polishing from 2.2.0 release as well as improvements to music management, podcasts, and the ability to update Amarok scripts."
2ManDVD 1.1.1-2
Available in Packman
new package named Attica is now available
Available in OBS

Projects Corner

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Education Project

Jigish Gohil: openSUSE Edu Li-f-e : creating open minds
"openSUSE Education community is proud to announce openSUSE-Edu Li-f-e: Linux for Education based on openSUSE 11.2 . Li-f-e flavor bundles the best of softwares openSUSE has to offer, such as most popular Desktop Environments, educational application, development suites, multimedia, great user experience out of the box, and a lot more that is expected in a modern Operating System."

GNOME Project GNOME DVB Daemon 0.1.13 is out
"One month after the last release, I released version 0.1.13 of GNOME DVB Daemon today. It's mainly a bug fix release which fixes a couple of problems with recordings, especially if watching and recording took place at the same time. There are only two new features: You can now sort channels either by name or by group in Totem. Channels can be grouped in gnome-control-center under Edit -> Channel lists. In addition, a detailed description of a show will be display if you double click on an entry in the "What's on now" view. This release depends on gst-rtsp-server 0.10.5 and GStreamer 0.10.25."

Planet SUSE

Pavol Rusnak: useradd and passwd vs. Kerberos
"At work we use LDAP and Kerberos authentication for users. During the testing of openSUSE 11.2, me and my other two colleagues (mmarek and mseben) have encountered problem that one cannot change the local password of user added with useradd. Running passwd user jumps directly to setting krb5 password. This was reported as bnc#545724."
Joerg Reuter: Upgrading from openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2
"I've encountered some unusual obstacles during the upgrade from openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2. Apparently, my setup is a bit outside of the spec... This is what I had to do. ..."
Cornelius Schumacher: openSUSE 11.2 and SUSE Studio
"Last week we celebrated the release of openSUSE 11.2, the latest incarnation our fine green Linux distribution. It's a great release. People seem to like it. One quote: "OpenSuse stands out as a fine example of what a Linux desktop operating system can be."
Here at the SUSE Studio team we got quite some requests when openSUSE 11.2 will be available in SUSE Studio. Rest assured: We are working on it. There is some infrasructure to adapt, importing repositories, updating templates, upgrading Kiwi, and we are also planning to add a feature to migrate openSUSE 11.1 appliances to openSUSE 11.2, so you don't have to start from scratch, when you want to make use of the latest openSUSE for your existing appliances. It will need a little bit of time, but we'll add the support over the next few weeks."
John Lange: SUSE 11.2 Tweak – Show all tasks on Gnome Panel
"The Gnome desktop in OpenSUSE 11.2 is beautiful (much nicer than the clunky KDE IMHO), but there are a few things that I don’t like about the default settings. I use 8 virtual desktops to keep my desktop organized but I like the taskbar to show all tasks. By default, the gnome panel’s task bar shows only the windows in the current workspace and for some reason you can’t just right-click the panel to change this setting."
Ioan Vancea: Upgrading from 11.1 to 11.2. Yes, it is about openSUSE :)
"A few days ago I upgraded openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2 on my sony vaio notebook. I used for that the dvd and I kept my luks encrypted home partition, and as well the encrypted swap partition. It seems that everything is working well, it is a great release with a lot of improvements and nice work."
openSUSE Spotlight: Creating an openSUSE Editorial Calendar for 11.2 through 11.3
"The openSUSE 11.2 launch is over, but there’s still plenty to be done to promote openSUSE 11.2 and spread the word. One of the ways to get the word out is through social and traditional media — the openSUSE main Web page, openSUSE News, Lizards, Twitter, Facebook, and the myriad of publications outside the domain that cover Linux, open source, or technology in general."
Sandy Armstrong: One-click install for Banshee Telepathy Sharing Extension 0.1.1
"Over the course of the summer, you may have read Neil Loknath's various blog posts about his Summer of Code project that lets you share your Banshee music library with your Telepathy contacts."

Forum openSUSE

Amarok 2.2
"O Amarok está nas manchetes novamente e nem tudo está bem de acordo com alguns usuários. Mantenha os olhos nessas discussões porque elas podem oferecer boas soluções."
Perda do grub do Ubuntu depois da instalação
"Usuário perde a capacidade de iniciar em outro SO (Ubuntu) - Soluções dadas conduziram à solução."
KDE4 não desmonta USB
"O KDE parece manter dispositivos montados nessa thread. Será interessante dar uma olhada nela para ver como fazer funcionar."
K3B e suporte a mp3
"Você precisa usar o k3b do packman. Mas o que confunde é que os nomes dos pacotes diferem entre o openSUSE e o Packman. Esta é digna de nota."

On the Web



Petr Baudis: ANNOUNCE Girocco hosting infrastructure v1.0
"I would like to announce Girocco-1.0, the first stable release of a universal Git project hosting infrastructure. You guessed right, Girocco is the software runs at; however, compared to the past, it’s much cleaned up, cleanly packaged for easy re-deployment and fully configurable, thanks to sponsorship of Novartis and Novell. (Apologies for switching to it and releasing it one year later than it should’ve been done.)"
Open Web Foundation/DeWitt Clinton: Introducing the Open Web Foundation Agreement
"The Open Web Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the Open Web Foundation Agreement (OWFa).
The Open Web Foundation was founded to help developer communities collaborate and share technical innovation on the web, bringing to the world of formats and protocols the same successful grassroots approaches established by the open source community. Modeled after the Apache Software Foundation and Creative Commons, the Open Web Foundation seeks to facilitate the creation and implementation of specifications with legal agreements that make such work simple, safe, and sustainable."
Google: Releasing the Chromium OS open source project
"In July we announced that we were working on Google Chrome OS, an open source operating system for people who spend most of their time on the web.
Today we are open-sourcing the project as Chromium OS. We are doing this early, a year before Google Chrome OS will be ready for users, because we are eager to engage with partners, the open source community and developers. As with the Google Chrome browser, development will be done in the open from this point on. This means the code is free, accessible to anyone and open for contributions. The Chromium OS project includes our current code base, user interface experiments and some initial designs for ongoing development. This is the initial sketch and we will color it in over the course of the next year."


Tor Lillqvist: Filtros do Photoshop dentro do GIMP no Linux
"O GIMP pode usar filtros de terceiros do Photoshop no Linux também. Em 2001, eu escrevi um pequeno software chamado PSPI, para interface de plug-ins do Photoshop. É um plug-in do GIMP que roda plug-ins do Photoshop. (Somente os plug-ins do tipo "filtro" por hora.) Os filtros do photoshop podem ser encontrados de graça na internet, e em CDs de várias revistas. Muitos deles são apenas lixo, ou oferecem funcionalidade já incluídas no GIMP. Mas alguns são verdadeiras joias. Eu não sou um artista gráfico e não tenho qualquer coleção própria."
CIO/Rodney Gedda: KDE 4.4 aims to take free desktop skyward
"The final release of KDE 4.4 is due in early 2010, and not since the arrival of KDE 4.0 two years ago has an open source desktop environment been so highly anticipated by the free desktop community. Unlike the anti-climax that was the first KDE 4 release, however, KDE 4.4's developers say this new version will actually deliver on many of the original promises of this next-generation desktop environment -- and then some."
h-online/Thorsten Leemhuis: Log do Kernel: Chegando no 2.6.32 (Parte 3) - Armazenamento
"A equipe de desenvolvimento do kernel tem reforçado vários aspectos do Btrfs, um resultado disso é melhorar significativamente a performance da escrita em arquivos experimental feita pelo sistema. Uma série de alterações na camada de bloco promete melhorar o débito de dados e a reatividade. Existem também vários novos drivers para o armazenamento em hardware."

Revisões e Ensaios

Qt Labs/Jason McDonald: Qt 4.6.0 Release Candidate 1
"Hoje, demos um passo mais perto do lançamento do Qt 4.6.0, com o envio do primeiro release candidate. Essa versão melhora a 4.6.0 Beta 1, acrescentando ainda mais correções de erros e melhorias na documentação, aprimorando um par das novas API's e incorporando vários comentários de vocês, comunidade Qt de desenvolvedores e usuários."
Notícias Semanais do Linux/Susan Linton: openSUSE 11.2
"Logo atrás do Mandriva e do Ubuntu, o openSUSE 11.2 chegou como programado após quase um ano de desenvolvimento. Este aumento incremental da versão tem novos recursos que justificam um olhar mais atento. Algumas vezes, adicionando tantas funcionalidades novas entre pequenas versões pode sair pela culatra. É isso que aconteceu com o openSUSE 11.2? Ou será que nós estamos vendo alguns pequenos efeitos das recém-sancionadas contribuições da comunidade?" Rankin: Nokia N900: Primeiras impressões
"Mal começou lançamento do Nokia N900 e já há uma série de opiniões sobre o dispositivo na rede. Eu tive a oportunidade de avaliar um N900 de pré-lançamento por algumas semanas, e enquanto você espera uma revisão completa na próxima edição da Linux Journal, eu queria lhe fornecer uma rápida visão no que o N900 se parece a partir da perspectiva de seu geek Linux. Se você já leu qualquer um dos meus artigos anteriores no Linux Journal, você saberá que eu sou um sysadmin, usuário-vim e amante-mutt que gasta muito tempo na linha de comando, por isso espero que eu possa fornecer uma perspectiva única sobre o dispositivo."
Webmonkey/Scott Gilbertson: Uma boa documentação é a chave para o sucesso do Open Source
"Ouvindo desenvolvedores de código aberto, se você espera que ser projeto tenha sucesso, você terá que fazer mais do que escrever um bom código; você terá que documentar, ensinando novos usuários como funciona e fornecendo exemplos reais do que pode ser feito com ele." Proffitt: Bridging Open Source Enterprise and Community Collaboration
"Um software de código aberto em si não é uma varinha mágica para os negócios. As organizações precisam aplicar tecnologias abertas, processos, participação da comunidade e modelos de negócios inovadores a fim de obter uma mudança real e resultados positivos."
LinuxPlanet/Bruce Byfield: Por que 'Livre como em Liberdade' é mais importante do que qualquer coisa para usuários Linux
"A Free Software Fundation está com um concurso de vídeo sobre o tema "Por que software livre é importante para você?". É um tema oportuno, com o Windows 7 já lançado e com brigas tão amargas na comunidade de software livre que as vezes, os objetivos comuns parecem ser esquecidos."

Atenção! Novo ataque por Flash não tem correção real
"Hacks/Cracks: Pesquisadores mostram como o Adobe Flash pode ser explorado em navegadores quando a vítima visita sites que aceitam conteúdo gerado pelo usuário. Os pesquisadores descobriram um novo ataque que explora a forma que os navegadores trabalham com o Adobe Flash -- e não há nenhuma correção simples para ele. O ataque pode ocorrer em sites que aceitam conteúdo gerado pelo usuário -- qualquer coisa desde webmails até redes sociais. O invasor basicamente aproveita que um objeto Flash pode ser carregado como conteúdo em um site e então pode executar um malware do site que o infectou e roubar as informações dos visitantes que veem o conteúdo clicando nele."

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