JUN
29
2006

XBlast for SUSE Linux

If I should name the reason which most extended my university visit I might mention XBlast. ;-) What is XBlast? XBlast is a X11 multiplayer game inspired by the classic game Bomberman (known in Europe as Dynablaster). If you don't know it (are you under twenty?), it's a strategic, maze-based computer game with your avatars running around either alone or in teams and pushing soon exploding bombs at each other.

JUN
27
2006

Test Drive SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

If you're interested how the KDE desktop of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 looks like, Novell offers now a pre-release for free download. It contains all the functionality of the regular release, but is not the final product. Or have just a look into the SLED 10 KDE Quick Start or SLED 10 KDE User Guide (both PDF).

JUN
26
2006

Novell/SUSE Sponsoring KDE Four Core Meeting

There is now a public announcement for the hack fest hinted at in my last blog: KDE Four Core aims at paving the way for KDE 4 development for others and is sponsored by Novell/SUSE together with Trolltech. Rather short-term scheduled it was first planned to happen in Nuremberg, nearby of it or then in Prague already during in June but that did clash a bit too much with the soccermania happening in Germany at the moment.

JUN
25
2006

Kerry Beagle 0.2 Beta; RPMs for SUSE Linux 10.1

I released this week the current KDE SVN version as Kerry 0.2 Beta because not much progress will happen the next two weeks: coding part of a KDE improvement project together with the usability experts of my SUSE team started and a long-planned week of vacation (for recreation, while others will heavily hack in Norway :-) ).

JUN
13
2006

Native Google Earth for Linux

We knew that some big companies like Adobe or Google developed some of their applications for MS Windows with the Qt toolkit. But they didn't take full advantage of Qt's cross-platform sweetness. Until now. Google released yesterday Google Earth Beta 4 and if you look closely at their download page there is a Linux version available. This is not using some Wine wrapper as Picasa before but is a native Qt 3 application. Time for other companies to wake it?

JUN
9
2006

12000 KDE desktops on SUSE Linux; SUSE 10.1 Package Manager Update

Two good news today: ZDnet reports about a German tax authority migrating 12000 desktops to KDE on SUSE Linux from Solaris. And a first SUSE Linux 10.1 package management update (should be installed with YaST Online Update) was released which fixes several annoying bugs (performance improvements are planned for later).

JUN
3
2006

KDE 3.5.3 in openSUSE Build Service

This week saw the release of KDE 3.5.3 (bugfixes and carefully chosen new features) and also the openSUSE Build Service, although still in Alpha phase, becoming productive as it now creates and offers the KDE and KDE applications backports among other stuff.

MAY
30
2006

Distributor KDE Patches Collection Update

After a long time I have updated my Distributor KDE Patches Collection during the last days. It now contains the latest release or release candidate tweaks and fixes of the most actively patching distributions like SUSE Linux, Kubuntu, Mandriva and ArkLinux. It should be of interest for maintainers of applications in KDE modules, packagers and users which are curious how much distributions patch the KDE releases.

MAY
30
2006

Interview with Andreas Jaeger, SUSE Linux

Short reading hint: this week's issue of Distrowatch Weekly features an interview with Andreas Jaeger, the project manager of SUSE Linux about the 10.1 release process and more.

MAY
23
2006

KOffice 1.5.1 rpms for SUSE Linux

KOffice 1.5.1 has been released and as usual there are rpms for SUSE Linux available: either as directly built against the distros' packages for SUSE Linux 10.0 and 10.1 (these packages were btw built within the progressing openSUSE Build Service) or as part of the KDE supplementary repository for SUSE Linux 9.2 to 10.1

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