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OpenSUSE: Not Everyone Likes SystemD

Not everyone is fond of migrating from SysVinit to systemd as the prominent Linux init daemon, with there being many vocal openSUSE users wanting to stay clear of systemd.

10 September 2012 - OpenSUSE SystemD - 49 Comments
openSUSE 12.2 RC1 Surfaces

One month after openSUSE admitted it had a problem and was seeking a new direction, the first release candidate of openSUSE 12.2 is now available.

13 July 2012 - New openSUSE RC - 1 Comment
openSUSE Has A Problem, Is Seeking New Direction

Stephan Kulow, the release manager for openSUSE, has publicly acknowledged this morning that this community distribution to SUSE has found itself in a problem and they're now looking to the community to seek out a fundamentally new direction for this Linux distribution.

14 June 2012 - openSUSE - 76 Comments
openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 Brings Some Highlights

Andreas Jaeger announced today the release of openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3, which is the latest development release in the road to this next major openSUSE release, and this version does include several major user-facing changes.

12 April 2012 - openSUSE - 2 Comments
OpenSUSE Enters The Beer Business With "Old Toad"

Nearly all of the X.Org/Wayland coverage from last week's FOSDEM 2012 event is available on Phoronix. There's one other Phoronix point to make from FOSDEM 2012... For those that don't know, openSUSE is in the beer business. Yes, the Linux project does really sell openSUSE beer.

9 February 2012 - openSUSE Beer - Add A Comment
OpenSUSE May Finally Pull In Plymouth

While Plymouth is now quite mature and didn't see too much new activity in 2011, it may be finding its way into another Linux distribution. The openSUSE developers are debating to use Plymouth as a replacement to bootsplash.

6 January 2012 - Boot Screen - 2 Comments
Phasing Out SysVInit In openSUSE Raises Concerns

OpenSUSE 12.1 introduced support for systemd but it didn't defenestrate SysVinit as there are still some dependencies on this older init system. However, there's a proposal now to completely phase out SysVinit within openSUSE and it's been met by some mixed views.

20 December 2011 - systemd - 24 Comments
openSUSE 12.1 Boot Performance

While yesterday I put out openSUSE 12.1 benchmarks for those interested in the performance of this updated Linux distribution, questions have arose about the boot performance, in particular due to openSUSE moving towards systemd and making other advancements.

17 November 2011 - Results - 9 Comments
openSUSE 12.1 Reaches Beta

The beta release of openSUSE 12.1 was released on Saturday in time for various openSUSE "beta pizza parties" being held around the world.

3 October 2011 - Beta Hit - 6 Comments
openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 5 Appears

Besides Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1, also releasing today is openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 5. This openSUSE release is in preparation for the N├╝rnberg-based distribution having its official release in November. Among the features for openSUSE 12.1 is integration with the systemd manager and the GNOME 3.2 desktop.

1 September 2011 - Online - 4 Comments
Milestone 3 For openSUSE 12.1

The third milestone release of openSUSE 12.1 is now available. This third development update -- in their road to releasing openSUSE 12.1 final on the 11th of November -- brings many package updates.

22 July 2011 - Now Available - Add A Comment
SUSE Formally Hands Off Mono Control To Xamarin

News out of Nuremberg today is that SUSE has formally partnered up with Xamarin to take responsibility for the existing (and future) SUSE/Novell customers using Mono, to take over stewardship of the Mono project, and Xamarin gains rights to the IP surrounding Mono.

18 July 2011 - Partnership - Add A Comment
The System For Switching To SystemD In OpenSUSE

While Fedora 15 may be the first Linux distribution to deploy the systemd start-up manager en mass, it's not the only distribution that's looking to take advantage of this new project. There's packages also available for Debian, Gentoo, Arch, and even Ubuntu (although Canonical has no plans to use systemd over Upstart). In fact, originally systemd was going to be used in openSUSE 11.4 until it wasn't mature in time so then it got bumped to the next release. Now that development has begun on openSUSE 12.1, it's time to get the systemd support ready.

10 June 2011 - Expected - 7 Comments
openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 1 Released

Under the control of Attachmate and as the first release since openSUSE 11.4, the first milestone release of the next version, openSUSE 12.1, is now available.

1 June 2011 - New openSUSE - Add A Comment
Miguel de Icaza Starts New Company To Drive Mono

Two weeks back I broke the news that Attachmate was laying off all of the Mono developers following their recent acquisition of Novell and SUSE. Today this news has been confirmed by the Mono creator himself, Miguel de Icaza, in announcing the formation of a new company to further drive Mono into the new future.

16 May 2011 - Mono - 72 Comments
Mono Developers Go Bye-Bye From Attachmate

Attachmate completed their acquisition of Novell last week and turned the assets into the Novell and SUSE business units. This morning the first signs of changes were announced when over one-hundred employees would be losing their jobs as part of the streamlining process. Later on in the day I was then to first break the news -- a rumor at the time -- via my Twitter feed that all of Mono's developers would be losing their positions.

3 May 2011 - Dead - 181 Comments
Attachmate Completes Its Novell Acquisition

Attachmate Group has announced today that it's completed its acquisition of Novell. There were several interested parties in poaching Novell, but in the end it ended up being procured by Attachmate, as announced last November.

27 April 2011 - Sold! - 45 Comments
openSUSE 11.4 Released

The openSUSE developers in Nuremberg and around the world have a reason to celebrate today: openSUSE 11.4 was just released. openSUSE 11.4 has been developed over the past eight months and features a number of improvements and package updates.

10 March 2011 - New Release - 22 Comments
openSUSE 11.4 RC2 Released

For those of you interested in testing the latest development build of openSUSE, version 11.4 Release Candidate 2 has been made available.

26 February 2011 - New Release Candidate - 6 Comments
Mono 2.10, Moonlight 4 Preview 1 Released

Not only has Miguel de Icaza found the time this week to praise the Microsoft-Nokia Windows Phone 7 deal, but he and his team have released Mono 2.10 and the first preview of Moonlight 4.

17 February 2011 - New Mono Action - 113 Comments

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