I’m going to organize a release party in Göttingen/Germany. I don’t know so many SUSE-fans or Free Software evangelists in this city, but it will be great to see you there.
openSUSE 12.1 Release will be in 4 weeks (November, 16th 2011).
So, what is release party about? Well… like usual: Linux geeks meet together, speak about features and news in SUSE and Free Software world, drink beer and… of course have a lot of fun 😉
Right now I don’t know how many people will come and can’t say more about party (location, time… or something like this).
If some of us want to meet together, please contact me (so quick as possible).
This week is special… and not for SUSE’s employees only, but also for the openSUSE community. A lot of ideas from the openFATE will be implemented on this week.
What’s about myself? Well… as you know I don’t work for SUSE anymore. Now I work for company in Göttingen, which use GNU/Linux and Free Software in industry sector. Xplace provide open solutions, for example, at POS terminals in almost all European countries.
As a new employee in xplace I suggested couple new ideas about xplace’s software development model. Actually it works very well, but my idea was to add Open Build Service like the most convenient and powerfull development platform. So, after some discussions I installed OBS and added some xplace’s projects there. On this week I builded new packages for all available distributions and made a small demostration/talk about OBS for xplace’s development team. I introduced how easy it works and how we can to upgrade our development model. We use Jenkins as well, so I wrote small python script, which synchronizes those systems: we get new packages via OBS after every stable build of Jenkins.
I think this initiative will attract new developers to use build.opensuse.org, learn about packaging and build packages for different distributions. And of course like developer and openSUSE member I want to use at work convenient Free Software development platform and… continue to promotion openSUSE project 😉
The Free Technology Academy (FTA) is a joint initiative from several educational institutes in various countries. It aims to contribute to a society that permits all users to study, participate and build upon existing knowledge without restrictions.
On FTA’s page you can find free books (all of them are under a Free Copyleft license), which can be interesting for some of us, I guess.
Fluxbox requires less time for booting and uses considerably fewer system resources than, for example, KDE or GNOME. This suited for situations where system resources, especially memory, are very limited. I use Fluxbox on my ASUS EeePC 701: 900 MHz CPU, 512 Mb RAM and yes – only 4 Gb HDD
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Like usual, after 8 months of work we met again. Met to celebrate the next openSUSE release, to discuss this release and oS project, to drink a beer with other from the community and of course to have a lot of fun 😉
In this time we met not in the SUSE headquarters like usual, but in Bar Artefakt, which is in the historic district of Nuremberg. Live music and a lot of Old Toad have created a very pleasant atmosphere for communication and relaxing.
I would like to say thanks to Henne Vogel and Boosters team, who organized this party, and also to everybody, who help to develop and contribute to openSUSE project and thanks to whom openSUSE 11.4 turned out so good!