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Dezember 31st, 2010 von buergermeister

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  • Blogparade – Exotische Linuxdistributionen 2011

    Dezember 30th, 2010 von buergermeister

    Anfang des Jahres gab es hier eine Blogparade, rund um exotische Linuxdistributionen. Ich glaube, die hat allen Beteiligten eine Menge Spaß gemacht, einfach auch mal etwas anderes ausprobieren und testen. Damals standen 20 nicht so häufig anzutreffende Linuxdistributionen zur Auswahl. So nahm sich Onli-Blogging zum Beispiel Absolute Linux an, Roman vom Ubuntublog.ch hat sich Canaima und BRLinux mal angeschaut, bei der Quintessenz gab es etwas zu Mangaka Linux zu lesen und bei E-IT etwas zu Jolicloud organisiert. Y0koert hat sich des wirklich exotischen thailändischen MoonOS angenommen. Bei total verfriemelt gab es einen Beitrag zu ClearOS zu lesen. Bei PDA&Co gab es einen Beitrag zu ESun. Ausserdem gab es Videos zu ZevenOS und auch noch Beiträge zu Nova Linux den Exoten aus Kuba. Viele Beiträge sind nie eingetroffen, es blieb bei den Willenserklärungen, viele Beiträge sind auch schon nicht mehr erreichbar, schade eigentlich. Es gab auch noch viele Vorschläge welche Distributionen denn man vorstellen kann. Alles in allem, denke ich war die Aktion eine gelungene Aktions. Und mit vielen bin ich mir einig, die Aktion sollte eine Fortsetzung finden. Nun ist seit dem Start ein Jahr vergangen, Zeit also für eine Wiederholung. Zeit für die zweite Ausgabe der Blogparade der exotischen Linuxdistributionen und wieder gibt es 20 Linuxdistributionen zur Auswahl.

    Dieses Mal stehen zur Auswahl: Apodio, Aurora OS, Debris, Dream Linux, Helix, MadBox, MonoMaxos, NetRunner, NetSecL, openmamba, PinguyOS, PLD Linux, puredyne, Rocks Cluster, Salix OS, Symphony, trixbox, tuquito, Ylmf OS und Zorin.

    Aber auch dieses Mal gilt, ihr könnt gerne eine eigene exotische Linuxdistribution finden und beschreiben, wobei ich wieder gern hätte das die obigen 20 zuerst dran kommen, was allerdings wieder kein Muß ist. Ihr könnt machen was ihr wollt, Video, Blogbeitrag, Podcast was immerihr denkt, wer kein eigenes Blog hat kann mir gerne seine Beitrag schicken. So und nun kann es losgehen.

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  • openSUSE 11.4 – Color trouble

    Dezember 21st, 2010 von buergermeister

    If you have the last Milestone of openSUSE, thats already number 5,  installed then you can take a look into the history. You would see a dark splash as I planned them long time ago. You also see the KDM in the color I planned in August.

    2 weeks ago Coolo asked for some artwork for integrate it into the next Milestone, a weekend with lot of work, for Javier and me. After that some people woke up. First the KDE team wanted the color changed to celadon, whats also is the codename for 11.4. Thats ok for me, its there choice and it would be work with the grey what I planned for the GNOME side.

    But now the GNOME team also want it changed. And that becomes now harder to do. There are some possibilities and also some borders for the work. Right now there is a little discussion on the mailinglist. But the default background of GNOME would be definitly not happen, he is nice but the blue works not with the celadon green tone. Also change that background to celadon green, wouldnt work because I have to choose one of the backgrounds for the bootsplash. Hope they find a solution I can work with. I would prefer a grey one, with a celadon geeko on it and change the green tone in sonar to celadon green also.

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    Dezember 20th, 2010 von buergermeister

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    Event review 2010

    Dezember 14th, 2010 von buergermeister

    2010 is nearly over now, time to look backwards what I did this year.The year begun for me with one of the greatest events arround IT the Cebit. I wasnt the whole week in Hanover, I missed the first day because I had an appointment on this day. The next day, I missed my train then but I arrived right at the point. I had a invitation to a press conference so had only enough time for changing the shirt. Btw there was deliciuos apples served at the conference ;) The rest of the week we had a lot of interviews and press conferences, most of them not so interesting for the people. But with the openPandora project our stage was really filled up.

    Only a week after that there was the next event, the second greatest Linux event in Germany. This time, no train to miss can that way make by foot. Yeah its in my hometown. I felt not so well there, was part of the organization once and you know like it is. But many friends said always, meet you there so I had to come on the end. And I met many old friends and mad new one, Petr you can remember the Ouzo :D

    At this time I worked a lot on FLISOL. Some of you maybe remember the comics [1],[2] from that time, that I did. I did the proxy job for AJ, I got all requests for material. Most we tried to set up a local distribution system and we had really efforts in Nicuragua or Venezuela. Maybe you remember the Navidad story. But I also did the april broadcast from RadioTux this time, and of course the topic was FLISOL. So I made some phone interviews. With Julio Vannini in Nicuragua, with Jose Oramas from Ecuador, with the famous Maria Leandro aka tatica. Think it was a nice broadcast. But wasnt enough for me so I tried to make a video connection between FLISOL in Latin America and Graz in Austria where at the same day Grazer Linux-Tage was.

    After that I spent a week in Vienna for the LinuxWochen, its a really small event. The folks it so easy, its really hard for them to find always a place for the event. This year it was in the old city hall and we made a booth there but had also talks about the main features of the upcoming 11.3, Gamestore there and did also 3 workshops, one about using OBS it was nice because fedora (greetings to Fabian from Swiss and Zoltan from Hungary) made a RPM packaging workshop there. Of course I did workshops for using Inkscape and Gimp there too. Between the days I had a conversation with Daniel jahre and he said to me that the LinuxWochen team from Vienna would like to host a Launch Party again, and it happend so thanks to Michl and Gerald Pfeifer for helping me with this and make it happen.

    Then the biggest event of the year arrived, LinuxTag in Berlin. For me that means in the months before a lot of work because the live streams for RadioTux have to be planned. Means really a lot of work and this time even more work, because we had our studio and a stage and every day a slot in the Open Source Arena to fill with content. We had really a lot of guests some are well known like Stormy Peters, Larry Augustin, Stefano Zaccharoli the debian project leader or Mark Shuttleworth. But we had also a lot of interviews with openSUSE/SUSE folks. For me it begins always a day before with preparing the booth, but this year I had also an appointment with Mitchell Baker and a lot of other Mozilla folks on the evening before LinuxTag started. I wish often at this event I can fork me, but I cant. Of course had a talk (german) there also.

    After LinuxTag is normally always a summer break, for doing events but this year openSUSE 11.3 arrived and so there was a Launch Party to make. Also we did one again, we had a nice little barbecue and of course some talks about openSUSE and this time of KDE because we combined it as KDE & openSUSE. So we had Tobias König aka tokoe as guest and he did a nice review&preview talk for KDE. But we had of course more guests there. The whole KDE gang from Dresden showed up. I didnt shoot a lot of photos, because had coffee to cook, talk to give or prepare the brabecue.

    End of august then the next larger event was, this year the 5th edition of it the FrOSCon. We had not so lot of talks this time there, only Jan Weber had one about OBS on sunday. I missed my chance for the kids program, should remember that for next year and Thomas talks was rejected. But FrOSCon gives also away rooms for projects to make there own program or hackfests. And so I stepped to the Boosters and made an proposal for using that offer. They decided to use it for HackMeck and working on openSUSE Connect. Not exactly what I had in mind, I thaught more on workshops using OBS and Studio, but was also a nice idea to showing people we are not an company driven thing we are an open project. So on the end, there was a lot of openSUSE folks at FrOSCon, nearly the whole Boosters team was there. And of course at social event we had some Koelsch together.

    After that I did a long journey to Switzerland for an event who weares a name that sound like the event before – FrOSCamp. It was the first event there and the organizers made some experiments there. The event had only progress because they get the FUDCon for the EMEA region there otherwise not a lot of people hadnt showed up there. But we was there, we was together with Bruno Friedman (that was nice because he is french speaking), Alexander Naumov, Pavol Rusnak and Michal HruÅ¡ecký (wow I did 4 events together with them this year). One of the things they happend there was, we had a lot of conversations with folks from the Fedora project and I was a spy in the Fedora Design Team meeting.

    Then the main event for openSUSE self take his place the openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg. I think most of us can remember that week. We had a lot of fun the whole week, I helped to organize the Conference and made the movie evening at the venue (slides and the films I showed there). Hope all had fun there too. I also did there some interviews, I cutted them but my “co-moderator”  has since them no time to produce it to an end. But it would be to hear once I promise ;)

    Next event is since the last 6 years always a dayride for me. In the morning I drive ther (last 3 years with train) and in the evening back, mostly arrive next morning then – the Brandenburger Linux-Infotag. This year also in the morning to the event and evening back. This year also Thomas was with me, he had an talk there. I had an talk and an workshop (I published the content of it as 2 parted screencast after it, but is german) like all the years before also. So not much time to spend on other booths or listening to other talks.

    Wow, the year last event arrives Open Rhein Ruhr, a pott full free software. It was the second edition of this event and I have to say to change the event place from Bottrop city hall to Oberhausen industry museum was definitly the best thing to do. There was a lot of space for the booths, and of course the exhibition grown up since last year. There is also space for more booths for next year. Marcel Richter and Jan Krings did the event mostly with me, Sebastian Siebert also showed up for some hours, on the first day it was his birthday. We had a last conversations with people there, I think  you can read it directly in Jans blog that  it doesnt matter that you speaking about an openSUSE topic. Every topic brings guests to the booth and humans are herd beings, so if there others they go there too ;) But we had a nice social event also with pizza and mate, no not beer had to drive :D

    So, my little event review for the whole year is done, the counter shows 11 events. Will see what happend next year, the first invites are there and I plan for some events right now. :D

    P.S. I was also on Latinoware or better a shirt design from me was it. ;)

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    Let us bring home the Award

    Dezember 9th, 2010 von buergermeister

    Yearly the LinuxNewMedia give away an Award for some Free and Open software projects. A jury give away some prizes for  organizations, companies, and individuals who performed exceptional feats in the Linux and open source scene in the past year. That prizes are given from a jury with well know people from the FLOSS world. Normally there is no choice for the readers, but this year is different. The best Linux distribution can be choosen from the people.

    Its definitly so that openSUSE made in the last year big steps forward not only the distribution himself even the tools that come from the project, like the Buildservice or such tools like SUSE Studio makes the distribution of one of them the move the Open Source world forward. So when you think also, then get out and vote. to the vote

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    openSUSE pic paste

    Dezember 4th, 2010 von buergermeister

    As some of you know, we have our own paste service – susepaste.org. Miska is responsible for that service and some time ago we had a little conversation, that for me and the other artists is more useful to pasting pictures. But not only for us, some times is a screenshot helpful for others too. So Miska take care of my feature wish and implemented pasting of pictures. He wrote already a blogpost for it. You can use the picture pasting if you select “Image File” at susepast or go directly to http://img.susepaste.org. So nothing new until yet, why then a blogpost again. Its simple today, I tried to use the service and failed. I simple did a screenshot and tried to paste it, and the service told me, its only allowed to past images not bigger then 300k. A simple screenshot, depending from the resolution is bigger as that. So I spoke with Miska again, the problem for the file size is that he have not so lot of space for the service. But he had immediatly a great solution for this and implemented it. You can paste greater pictures now, it depends from the time, the pic should be kept. So for me that works excellent, because mostly I need it for seconds or better until the opposite told me thats what I want or something like that. So now it works really fine for me, thx to Miska.

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  • Give openSUSE & projects a face

    Dezember 4th, 2010 von buergermeister

    I working since a few weeks on a series, that can represent openSUSE and they other software from us in the future. They are still not all ready yet only what I have in mind, nearly all need some improvements. So what yout think, I am on the right way with this?
    Dont look at the text on them, thats then really up to the marketing guys.
    What I want to show is, that openSUSE is more as a distribution we have cool tools for creating software and some cool derivates too. I try to show some of cool feature that openSUSE have. So what u think?

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    Steppenläufer und Long Time Support

    Dezember 2nd, 2010 von buergermeister

    Seit einigen Tagen herrscht auf der openSUSE-project Mailingliste eine Menge Verkehr. Diesen verursachen zwei Projektvorschläge. Der erste ist nicht neu und wurde bereits so einige Male diskutiert und zwar eine openSUSE Version mit längerem Support. Nach derzeitigem Stand der Diskussion soll es von openSUSE eine Version geben, die für 3 Jahre aktuell gehalten wird. Die Version soll allerdings nur Serverpakete betreffen und wäre damit attraktiv zum Beispiel für Hoster, aber auch für Projekte oder Firmen, die auf Basis von openSUSE eigene Distributionen erstellen. Der Zustand hier ist wirklich desolat, vor wenigen Tagen habe ich mir die “Reinstallationsmöglichkeiten” von 1&1 angeschaut. Die neueste openSUSE, die einem geboten wurde war 11, womit die wohl 11.0 meinen. Eine Version, für die es bereits keine Sicherheitsupdates mehr gibt. Ähnlicher Zustand herrscht aber auch mit Fedora, wo man eine Version 12 angeboten bekommt. Selbst bei Ubuntu welches eine LTS Version besitzt, wird einem etwas sehr altes angeboten, was man in nicht einmal einem Jahr ersetzen müßte. Von daher kann man diese langzeitunterstützte Serverversion nur begrüßen, wenn es scheitert dann nur daran, dass wieder nur darüber geredet wird.

    Der zweite Vorschlag kommt von Greg Kroah-Hartmann und soll ein Rolling Release für openSUSE werden. openSUSE verfügt zwar mit dem Factory-Zweig über eine laufend aktualisierte Distribution, diese enthält aber auch unstabile Pakete und Entwicklungskernel, ist also für den produktiven Einsatz weniger geeignet. Das soll sich nach GKH mit openSUSE Tumbleweed ändern. Tumbleweed sind die Steppenläufer, die in Western durch die verlassenen Städte rollen. Insofern ein passender Name für das Projekt. Im Grunde genommen, wird es nur die Zusammenfassung einiger Repositories sein, die es ohnehin schon gibt. So gibt es beispielsweise immer eine gepackte Version des neuesten KDE SC Releases. Und darin wird der Vorteil liegen, so kann man mit Tumbleweed die Software erhalten, die auf Grund der unterschiedlichen Releasezyklen aus dem “normalen” Release ausgeklammert ist und das ohne entsprechende neue Repositories hinzuzufügen. Tumbleweed soll nach dem Release von 11.4 (geplant für März) starten und bis dahin will GKH sich dem Schaffen des entsprechendem Workflow widmen.

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