JUN
19
2008

openSUSE 11.0 Announced

Release Announcement

Hint: If you get your ISOs within the next 24h you will enjoy full Akamai speed.

JUN
17
2008

openSUSE 11.0: The Plasma Desktop

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openSUSE 11.0 will be finally released on Thursday! :-) The Sneak Peeks story about KDE has just been published and I want to follow up with a list how our Plasma desktop differs from the stock KDE 4.0 version.

JUN
10
2008

In Need of a Geeko?

I am a proud owner of a Geeko. Those seemed to be out of stock and not produced anymore. But now I spotted a first merchant which promises new Geekos for second half of 2008 - and not only a 35cm version but also a 120cm big one!

JUN
7
2008

An Exciting openSUSE Month

It has been several months since I blogged about exciting openSUSE stuff happening (all about at the same time). The next few weeks enough long in the work things are on the home stretch to make June an openSUSE month: :-)

JUN
5
2008

Post LinuxTag 2008

Just a short late summary: LinuxTag 2008 was fun and interesting, met some new faces both from openSUSE and KDE communities and many familiar ones. I have uploaded some pictures mostly of the openSUSE and KDE booths.

JUN
5
2008

openSUSE 11.0: Don't like Cashews?

From the listening-to-users department, the openSUSE 11.0 Plasma desktop toolbox contains more useful options as in KDE 4.0 but still many users want to hide it. Try this with our KDE packages on openSUSE 11.0 RC or equivalent from the build service: stop plasma (kquitapp plasma), search in ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma-appletsrc the "Containments" config group with the "plugin=desktop" entry, add "ShowDesktopToolbox=false" there and restart plasma. :-)

MAY
11
2008

LinuxTag 2008 Upcoming

In two and half weeks the likely biggest Linux Event kicks off: LinuxTag 2008 in Berlin. Four days of exhibition and more talks (the organizers say 240, German/English mixed) than ever before. I plan to be around all the time. :-)

MAY
11
2008

openSUSE 11.0: Qt Package Manager Improvements

Just want to point out four improvements of the YaST Qt package selector in the upcoming openSUSE 11.0 that were missing too long, much requested (at least by me) and now added :-) :

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The first screenshot shows the new special package groups "Suggested packages" and "Recommended packages" to list packages which enhance your installed packages. Also the strange "zzz All" package group of previous releases is renamed to "All packages" and visible without endless scrolling.

MAY
7
2008

KDE 4.0.4, Codenamed Out-Of-Stuff-To-Tell

The usual monthly game: a new KDE bugfix release, openSUSE packages and a new Live-CD which as already said looks more and more less like KDE 4.0 but like our openSUSE 11.0 KDE4 desktop (while still being based on openSUSE 10.3):

MAY
6
2008

KDE:Qt44++

From the cross-blogging department, Qt 4.4 has been released and is entering Factory for openSUSE 11.0 with packages for older openSUSE releases being available in KDE:Qt44 (this will move sooner or later to KDE:Qt).

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