OpenSUSE News

The latest news from the openSUSE project
  1. The openSUSE.Asia organization committee is accepting proposals to host the openSUSE.Asia Summit during the second half of 2018. The openSUSE.Asia Summit is the largest annual openSUSE conference in Asia, attended by contributors and enthusiasts from all over Asia. The event focuses primarily on the openSUSE distribution, its applications for personal and enterprise use, and open […]
  2. openSUSE’s rolling distribution Tumbleweed has had five snapshots so far this month and a lot of those snapshots have includes several GNU packages. There were many other packages and the first snapshot of the month included an update for KDE Plasma. Here are just a few of those packages that have been updated so far […]
  3. A network outage this weekend will effect openSUSE services that have a Direct Connection to Nuremberg host infrastructure on Saturday, March 10, between the hours of 1 and 6 p.m. UTC. The outage will last about 30 minutes and take place between the above listed hours. The outage effects only external connections due to maintenance […]
  4. The first weekend in March 2018, the openSUSE Heroes met again in-person, after one year of infrastructure work, which was mostly done from home. After our last in-person meeting in December 2016, we saw each-other in person at openSUSE conference 2017 and maybe at some other events like release parties – but now it’s the […]
  5. Elections to fill three seats on the openSUSE Board are set to begin in the coming weeks and candidates are needed to fill these three positions. Individuals who apply for an openSUSE Membership will be able to vote during elections and run for candidacy Candidates elected to the position will serve a 24-month term. The […]
  6.  KDE Plasma 5.8 users coming from openSUSE Leap 42.3 to Plasma 5.12 on Leap 15 will notice significant changes when upgrading to the new versions. The boot up time for KDE’s new Long Term Support release is faster and there is more optimization. There have been performance optimizations all over the KDE desktop. The […]
  7. The were plenty of updated packages in openSUSE Tumbleweed this week and KDE updates were made available for Frameworks, Applications and Plasma. While the most recent snapshot didn’t include an update of a KDE package, four out of the six snapshots this week did. Snapshot 20180220 brought a few lesser known packages. The C library […]
  8. openSUSE participates again in Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a program that awards stipends to university students who contribute to real-world open source projects during three months in summer.  With this article, I will provide my experience as a former GSoC student and mentor, give you more details about the program and try to encourage students to get involved […]
  9. The streak of six Tumbleweed snapshots continued this a week as openSUSE’s rolling release has provided a consistent release of six snapshots per week this year. There were hundreds of packages updated this week and sysdig, Freetype and Flatpak were just a few of the many packages to receive an updated version. At the time […]
  10. Let the fun begin! This week it was announced that the openSUSE Project is one of the 212 mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code, which is an annual international program that awards stipends to university students to write code and learn about open source development during their summer break. The openSUSE Project […]