JAN
14
2007

Kickoff: Talk Video, SVN Branches, More Options

It's again time for some Kickoff news: the video of the talk Coolo gave at aKademy 2006 is finally online since start of this year.

JAN
2
2007

Often you don't recognize how good your work actually is...

Often you don't recognize how good your work actually is unless you take the time to look at what others do. The reason I say this is that I just read the first issue of a new promising dot.kde.org series called "The Road to KDE 4". Together with the other series like "People Behind KDE", "KDE Commit-Digest", "All About the Apps", sub project news letters, KDE://radio and countless other stories (18 total in December) I think that KDE is the Open Source project which keeps its users and own community best informed and entertained.

JAN
1
2007

Disambiguation "KDE 4", did you mean "KDE 4.0"?

The last feature release of KDE is just over a year old, is well maintained and gains selected features about every two to three months. Still people long for the first release starting with the number 4 often called "KDE 4" - which is wrong. Let me try to disambigue: "KDE 4" refers to the whole life-time of the KDE 4.x based framework, like "KDE 3" does for now five years and six KDE 3.x releases. The "KDE 4.0" release will be just the first one in the "KDE 4" cycle.

DEC
26
2006

Smarter YaST Control Center for openSUSE 10.2

If you're annoyed by the openSUSE 10.2 YaST Control Center not remembering its last size (but starting always too small/with one column) as me, my home project in the openSUSE Build Service has a yast2-control-center package which does.

DEC
17
2006

Novell Open Audio: openSUSE 10.2 Overview

Novell Open Audio has a new half an hour episode about the openSUSE 10.2 release featuring openSUSE evangelist Martin Lasarsch (and also a new mention of the missed KDE episode).

DEC
14
2006

"KDE 3.5.5 on openSUSE 10.2" for VMware Player

The openSUSE 10.2 Release Guide is a nice description of the openSUSE 10.2 goodies whose box edition is meanwhile also listed by shops (North America/World Wide, Germany). I updated my popular VMware image to KDE 3.5.5 with KOffice 1.6 on an openSUSE 10.2 base. If you did not play with the new KDE start menu Kickoff and Kerry yet, now you have no excuse anymore! :-)

DEC
11
2006

The openSUSE 10.2 Release

On Thursday the download edition of openSUSE 10.2 was announced (screenshots). The interest seems to be high but from what I read users experienced a good download speed thanks to FTP mirrors being prepopulated the week before, some strong initial Torrent seeders and usage of Metalink.

NOV
24
2006

Invitation to Ubuntu Users

In less than two weeks openSUSE 10.2 will be released with really edgy components. And you can download and try its release candidate today and help to find the last bugs!

NOV
19
2006

Kerry Beagle Bits

Last week I released Kerry Beagle 0.2 in preparation for openSUSE 10.2 (whose release candidate is scheduled for Thursday). I think this version is a nice improvement over version 0.1: new interface, more supported hit types and a more complete configuration module than the original beagle-settings.

NOV
8
2006

KDE:KDE4 Build Service Project Complete

During the last days I updated the existing packages, added the until now missing KDE modules to the KDE:KDE4 project of the openSUSE build service and fiddled a bit until all packages built successfully for SUSE Linux 10.0, SUSE Linux 10.1 and

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