DEC
14
2007

Multiple Patterns in Build Service Projects

Defining more than one pattern for a Build Service project finally works after some bugfixes by Michael. :-)

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Above you see how we use it in the KDE:KDE4 project, eg "KDE 4.0 Build Dependencies" lists all packages you need to have installed for compiling KDE 4.0 from source.

DEC
12
2007

KDE 4.0 RC 2 / KDE Four Live 0.8

KDE 4.0 RC 2 has been released so it's time for a new version of the most comprehensive KDE4 Live-CD:

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DEC
8
2007

Which Distro Will Be First to Ship KDE4?

This amusing question seems to pretty bother some users in forums/story comment sections and fanboys of distros are fast with answering their distro will for sure be it. :-)

DEC
8
2007

openSUSE News Milestone

I just noticed the internal statistics of openSUSE News saying "There are currently 200 posts and 1,800 comments, contained within 17 categories" (posts include calendar entries). Thanks to everyone contributing to make its start such a success. :-) And I can still not understand why some other distro portals don't dare to allow user comments.

DEC
7
2007

And The Companies' Favorite Developer Environment Is...

The 2007 Linux Desktop/Client Survey of the Linux Foundation closed recently. One interesting result:

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Didn't someone claim that companies would prefer Gtk+ because of the license? :-)

DEC
2
2007

openSUSE KDE Developments

I want to summarize some as yet unmentioned changes which we have done during the last weeks:

NOV
30
2007

KDE 4 Application Porting Status

I created a page on TechBase to track the porting status of Qt/KDE applications, which are not part of the KDE 4.0 release, with the applications that distributions tend to have in their default installation as a start. Please help to gain and keep an overview by adding applications/updates.

NOV
29
2007

Another Week, Another KDE Four Live Update

The KDE 4.0 RC 1 version of the KDE Four Live CD generated publicity, was downloaded over 10000 times within the first days and finally scared Dirk. Thanks go to openSUSE project for jumping in and providing powerful torrent seeders during the later hours. :-)

NOV
29
2007

GNOME 2.20.2 Declared Bug-Free

Just read in the GNOME 2.20.2 release announcement: "This is the second update to GNOME 2.20.0. The update fixes all known and unknown bugs and crashers." I have a follow up question, what about my still unresolved bug report, reported over one year ago as example for many continued violations of the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines?

NOV
28
2007

Distribution Development: Package Rebuilds

I wondered several times in the past why Novell/SUSE people eg in Novell Open Audio interviews presented our internal autobuild system as something special. The relevant feature here is that both the legacy autobuild as well the new openSUSE Build Service have the functionality to rebuild all dependent packages everytime after a change. A new compiler version, a newly enabled security check, or an innocent looking change to a library can break larger parts of the distribution.

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