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Deactivating connect.opensuse.org

Our community portal, reachable via https://connect.opensuse.org, accompanied our community now since 2010. A long, long time. Especially, if you compare it with Facebook (which started in 2006) or LinkedIn (who became an international company in 2010). While Facebook and LinkedIn are meanwhile multi-billion dollar markets, our community portal is meanwhile...

Posted on 26 July 2021 | 12:00 am

GNOME, Wireshark update in Tumbleweed

Since last Friday, five openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have been released. GNOME 40, btrfs, Mesa, Wireshark and several other package updates landed this week in the rolling release. The last snapshot posted to the openSUSE-Factory mailing list was 20210721. The snapshot contained updates for both GNOME 40 and the userspace utility...

Posted on 23 July 2021 | 12:00 am

Leap Gains Maintenance Update Improvements

The recent release of openSUSE Leap 15.3 has gained some maintenance improvements from a new repository setup. Maintenance efforts for Leap related to Closing the Leap Gap expands to having three separate repository groups instead of one. The openSUSE specific package repositories called oss and non-oss repositories changed. While these...

Posted on 19 July 2021 | 12:30 am

Tumbleweed Gets RubyGems Updates, New systemd

A total of four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have been released since the last update. Three smaller snapshots, which included a new systemd update, and one large snapshot, which included a bunch of RubyGems updates, provided several upstream packages for rolling release users. The newest snapshot available for end users was...

Posted on 9 July 2021 | 2:30 am

IRC and Matrix announcements

The openSUSE Project has used IRC for real-time chat within the community since it began. And the IRC network used was Freenode, until now. Due to a variety of recent changes to that network, the openSUSE Project is moving our IRC communications to Libera.Chat. If you are a current IRC...

Posted on 7 July 2021 | 5:30 am

Google Summer of Code 2021: IBus Customize

Hi! My name is Songlin Jiang, a junior undergraduate from Lanzhou University, China, majoring in Computer Science and Technology. It’s my first time participating in the Google Summer of Code with openSUSE Project mentors. In this blog, I’m going to introduce you to my work and experience so far. About...

Posted on 5 July 2021 | 12:00 am

VLC, Plasma, PipeWire Update in Tumbleweed

Three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released so far this week. There were two bigger snapshots and one smaller one that brought the ClamAV update. Kicking off the week was snapshot 20210625 that provided updates for the 3D graphic Mesa and Mesa-drivers packages; the updated 21.1.3 versions mostly provided AMD changes...

Posted on 1 July 2021 | 12:00 am

openSUSE.Asia Summit Call For Paper

openSUSE.Asia Virtual Summit 2021, Faridabad India Call For Paper Theme : USE. SHARE. CONTRIBUTE It is a pleasure to announce the call for papers for openSUSE.Asia summit 2021. Starting today, the openSUSE.Asia Committee is looking forward to seeing your proposals. The committee is looking for speakers from different avenues of...

Posted on 28 June 2021 | 11:00 am

Survey For openSUSE Leap 15.3 Release Closes

Our survey about the release of openSUSE Leap 15.3 has ended and the results will be discussed in a release retrospective at the openSUSE Conference in the coming days. “I’d like to give big thanks to all of those who participated…,” wrote release manager Lubos Kocman in an email. “We’ve...

Posted on 16 June 2021 | 12:00 am

Plasma, Mesa, curl Update in Tumbleweed

Three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released this week with the possibility of another snapshot being released over the weekend if it passes openQA testing. The latest snapshot, 20210609, brought an update for KDE users; Plasma 5.22.0 was released just days ago and improves stability and usability across the board, according...

Posted on 11 June 2021 | 12:00 am