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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 Release Candidate Arrives

For those that missed it, the openSUSE 12.1 Release Candidate arrived over the weekend.
25 October 2011 - Here It Is - 8 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

SUSE Loses Another Former RadeonHD Developer

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.
1 September 2011 - Hopf - 9 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

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

Milestone 2 Of openSUSE 12.1 Has Arrived

The second milestone release of the forthcoming openSUSE 12.1 Linux operating system is now available.
22 June 2011 - New Release

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 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.
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

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

openSUSE 11.4 M6 Kills HAL, Brings WebYaST, Avoids SystemD

The openSUSE community is celebrating the end of January by releasing openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 6. This new development snapshot brings several prominent changes, including the final removal of HAL (the Hardware Abstraction Layer), the migration to systemd from SysVInit has been pushed back to the next openSUSE release, and it now incorporates support for Novell's WebYaST.
28 January 2011 - Changes - 8 Comments

Attachmate Talks About SUSE, openSUSE Support

One month ago it was announced that Attachmate would be acquiring Novell (and some of Novell's IP would also be sold off to a consortium owned by Microsoft and other companies), but not many details were known at that point how this acquisition would impact Novell's SUSE or openSUSE Linux distributions. Today though a brief interview has been published between Attachmate's CEO, Jeff Hawn, and the openSUSE Community Manager, Jos Poortvliet.
20 December 2010 - Q&A With Attachmate - 3 Comments

Miguel's Ambitious Plans For Mono, Moonlight

Miguel de Icaza has put out a new blog post last night detailing what he and his team at Novell are "cooking" for future versions of their Mono software platform. Some items, like Mono GPU acceleration, are already known, but some of the other items are quite interesting on this long TODO list of new items to be presented within Mono and Moonlight (the Mono-based Microsoft Silverlight implementation for Linux) over the next few months.
10 December 2010 - More Stuff - 29 Comments

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