Open Suse

  1. openSUSE Leap has entered into the beta release phase today for its 15.3 minor version. This openSUSE Leap 15.3 version is a solidified release that focuses more on the building of the distribution rather than refreshing the distribution’s packages, but there are some significant changes to the distribution. Many of...
  2. The call for papers for the openSUSE Virtual Conference is open! The call for papers is open until May 4. This leaves a little more than 60 days to submit a proposal. The dates of the conference are scheduled for June 18 - 20. Registration for the conference has also...
  3. Slonik fans are excited for this week’s openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots as PostgreSQL has a major release in the rolling release distribution. Snapshot 20210224 brought in the new postgresql 13 version. The new major version brings in highly requested features like parallelized vacuuming and incremental sorting. PostgreSQL brought some security enhancements...
  4. Updates of both KDE’s Plasma and Frameworks landed in openSUSE Tumbleweed as part of three snapshots released this week. The rolling Tumbleweed distribution began the week with Linux Kernel 5.10.12 and has ended it with version 5.10.16, which was the latest stable Kernel when the 20210215 snapshot was released. The...
  5. Today we reached a new milestone: all openSUSE services around the world now support IPv6 natively. The last set of machines in Provo are equipped with IPv6 addresses since today. IPv6 was missing for those machines since the renumbering, which was needed because of the carve out of SUSE from...
  6. A minor version update of systemd and KDE’s Applications 20.12.2 were releases in openSUSE Tumbleweed this week. Several other package were updated over the course of four snapshots like Wireshark, Mesa, ClamAV, Inkscape and GNU Compiler Collection. Snapshot 20210210 updated just three packages in the last 24 hours. Web caching...
  7. We’re delighted to announce a new project in the openSUSE Project family called openSUSE Step. openSUSE Step is a community effort to rebuild SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) from the released SLE sources packages. This is done openly in the openSUSE instance of the Open Build Service (OBS) with the intention...
  8. We have some exciting news to share regarding the consolidation of our web pages. We’ve decided to drop functionality behind https://software.opensuse.org/distributions and instead provide a redirect to https://get.opensuse.org. Submit request can be found here https://github.com/openSUSE/software-o-o/pull/943. Both sites were offering similar functionality for downloading install media. Both sites had to be...
  9. A total of five openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released so far this week. Among some of the more known packages to update this week in Tumbleweed were firewalld, Flatpak, Wayland, LibreOffice, PulseAudio and both Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. Two out the five snapshots updated more than three packages like the...
  10. The second session of the openSUSE Project’s meetup regarding the End of the Year Survey Results on Jan. 30 led to some changes with regard to future surveys and contributors are looking to enhance outreach. View Meeting Minutes The two-hour meetup took place on openSUSE’s Jitsi instance and several community...