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openSUSE Conference Design Contest Begins

openSUSE begins an image design contest for the openSUSE Conference 2022 today. The design will be used for the conference poster and t-shirt. Submitted images must meet certain requirements listed below and on the contest wiki page. Designers are encouraged to use open-source graphic editing software like Inkscape, Gimp or...

Posted on 26 January 2022 | 12:00 am

openSUSE Gains New Hardware

The openSUSE Project added an enormous amount of compute power for its projects this past year thanks to SUSE, which is the project’s main sponsor. The added hardware will help with open-source development. The project now uses around a thousand build workers for x86, which will help with creating and distributing...

Posted on 25 January 2022 | 12:00 am

Tools Strace, BusyBox Update in Tumbleweed

openSUSE Tumbleweed had a variety of package updates in smaller snapshots throughout this week. A few things being prepared for Tumbleweed is that the Linux Kernel 5.16.1 was scheduled for check in and pre-integration tests for GNU Compiler Collection 12 have been started; the rolling release anticipates a merge of...

Posted on 21 January 2022 | 12:00 am

Call for Papers Opens for openSUSE Conference 2022

The call for papers for openSUSE Conference 2022 is open! The call for papers is open until April 14. This leaves a less than 90 days to submit a proposal. The dates of the conference are scheduled for June 2 - 4. The organizing team is preparing for a hybrid...

Posted on 18 January 2022 | 12:00 am

openSUSE Begins Annual Survey

The start of an openSUSE survey has begun, and users, open-source contributors and community members are encouraged to take the annual survey. Last year the community started its end of year survey and discussed the results during a community meeting. The results and meeting feedback guided changes in the timing...

Posted on 17 January 2022 | 12:00 am

curl, GNOME, KDE Updates Arrive in Tumbleweed

openSUSE’s rolling release Tumbleweed finished off 2021 with multiple snapshots and 2022 is starting off the same by producing nine snapshots so far this year. The latest Tumbleweed snapshot, 20220112, updated Mozilla Firefox to major version 96.0 and addressed almost 20 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures. The browser added a new...

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 12:00 am

openSUSE 15.2 Reached End-of-Life

Users of openSUSE Leap 15.2 will not be receiving security and maintenance updates as the version is now EOL (end of life) as of Jan. 4, 2022. EOL ends updates for the operating system minor version. Those who continue to use EOL versions will be exposed to vulnerabilities because these...

Posted on 13 January 2022 | 12:00 am

Holidays in the openSUSE Bar!

Hi All! First, on behalf of all the openSUSE BAR regulars, we’d like to wish you Happy Holidays / Merry X-mas🎄. But, we are also aware that many of us will be spending the holidays this year unable to celebrate the way that we would like to. Therefore we’d like...

Posted on 23 December 2021 | 12:24 pm

Download redirector current state

Download redirector current state (download.opensuse.org). Introduction Package updates are a bit controversial point in the openSUSE world and sometimes are related to questionable user experience, especially for those who are outside of Europe and the US. It is important to understand that it is controversial to compare to experience in...

Posted on 23 December 2021 | 12:24 pm

Frameworks, Gear, Pipewire Update in Tumbleweed

There was no slowing down of snapshots this week as new software continues to flow with daily openSUSE Tumbleweed releases. Tumbleweed went seven for seven this week! Just two updates were in the 20211214 snapshot. The remote accessing package remmina 1.4.22 provided fixes for freerdp3 compatibility, and remmina also had...

Posted on 17 December 2021 | 12:00 am