Thanks to the Google Summer of Code, the openSUSE distribution made progress on several fronts.
One week from today the XDC2012 X.Org developer summit will be getting underway from the SUSE headquarters in Nürnberg.
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.
As expected, openSUSE 12.2 was released today as the latest major community distribution release out of the SUSE camp.
If all goes according to plan, openSUSE 12.2 will be released tomorrow after seeing a delay after being challenged by problems.
OpenSUSE 12.2 Release Candidate 2 is now available as the latest development version of this delayed Linux distribution that's seeking a new direction.
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.
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.
Xamarin, the Mono company, has ported Google's Android source-code to C# that can be used with Mono. Hello Mono-droid?
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.
OpenSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 is available today with several new features as the German-founded Linux distribution prepares for its official release this summer.
OpenSUSE, the Linux distribution that also brews good beer, is out this week with the first milestone for the forthcoming openSUSE 12.2 Linux release.
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.
A road-map has been published for openSUSE 12.2, which puts this next release out for official availability in July.
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.
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.
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.
For those that missed it, the openSUSE 12.1 Release Candidate arrived over the weekend.
The beta release of openSUSE 12.1 was released on Saturday in time for various openSUSE "beta pizza parties" being held around the world.
Matthias Hopf, a SUSE developer working on the X11 stack for the past seven years and one of the original xf86-video-radeonhd driver developers, has left the company.
Besides Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1, also releasing today is openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 5. This openSUSE release is in preparation for the Nürnberg-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.
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.
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.
The second milestone release of the forthcoming openSUSE 12.1 Linux operating system is now available.
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 FreeDesktop.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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