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Welcome to issue # 56 of openSUSE Weekly News

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In the Community

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Status Updates


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Build Service


Wiki / Communication / Events


Tips and Tricks

  • Kdenlive - Free opensource video editor in openSUSE
    "Kdenlive free open-source non-linear video editor for KDE. Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies. It relies on a separate renderer, piave, to handle it’s rendering. Kdenlive is easy to use for all levels of users from novice to advanced video editors. Kdenlive is built upon MLT and ffmpeg frameworks, which provide unique features to mix virtually any kind of media."
  • Masim Sugianto: Tutorial : openSUSE Network Install over PXE-Boot Part I
    "Masim Sugianto wrote a nice tutorial about PXE-Boot Installation."
  • CWE/SANS: Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors
    "The 2009 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors is a list of the most significant programming errors that can lead to serious software vulnerabilities. They occur frequently, are often easy to find, and easy to exploit. They are dangerous because they will frequently allow attackers to completely take over the software, steal data, or prevent the software from working at all. ..."

New/Updated Applications @ OpenSUSE


Planet SUSE


  • Arvin Schnell: Graph of Storage Devices
    "With openSUSE 11.1 on the road we developers can use some time for new ideas. One idea on my mind for month was to show the dependencies of storage devices in a graph. Using graphviz and QGraphicsScene a first version was running within few days."
  • Andrew Wafaa: The big belgian meetup
    "Yes people I'm going to FOSDEM (again) :-) I've booked my ferry crossing from Blighty to France and hope to have a pleasant drive over to Brussels. As I mentioned previously I am planning on doing a bit more "Marketing" type pieces; mainly getting my camcorder out for "Face 2 Face @ FOSDEM", this will basically entail me shoving my camcorder in people's faces, asking a few questions etc."
  • Andreas Schneider: Geocaching, Garmin and Linux
    "I’m a Geocacher and I’ve bought a new toy, the Garmin Vista HCx. This device has a special function for Geocaching. You have to upload these files directly to the device. It isn’t possible to store them on the microSD."
  • Klaus Kämpf: About memory ownership in SWIG and Python
    "Today, a long-standing bug in libyui-bindings was finally fixed. libyui-bindings provides SWIG based bindings for Ruby, Python and Perl to access libyui functionality. libyui is the YaST user interface library, allowing to write dialogs in a generic way so they can be displayed in text (ncurses) or graphical (Qt) environments."
  • Jeff Jaffe: Novell’s 2009 Technical Strategy and Process
    "In my last blog, I began to outline four aspects of how we achieve our strategy and long-term roadmap. The four areas were: 1.) Leadership. Why our products lead the industry. 2.) Delivery. In the “engine room”—how we build those products, what processes result in leadership, and our commitment to interoperability as a design point in every product. 3.) Incubation. How we take breakout ideas and make them into businesses. 4.) Strategy and Vision. Fossa, our overarching technical strategy. Novell is an industry leader in next generation technologies and standards."


openSUSE Forums


On the Web

  • Linux terminal server (RDP) on OpenSuse 11.1
    "Based on the work of rdesktop, xrdp uses the remote desktop protocol to present a GUI to the user."
  • SLLUG meeting: Wed. Jan 21, 2009: Google Sketchup 7 running on Wine demo
    "This month’s presentation will be by me…well, I started looking for a presenter a couple days ago so I looked around and saw that I was the only one available :) Here’s the announcement..."
  • Susegeek: DivFix++ - Preview/Fix broken AVI files in openSUSE
    "DivFix++ is a free opensource GUI utility to repair/fix broken AVI files. DivFix++ is designed to repair broken AVI file streams by rebuilding index part of file. This is very useful when trying to preview movies which has no index part."
  • KBasic Brings BASIC to Qt World
    "KBasic is a new programming language similar to Visual Basic. It combines the best features of those tools and comes with built-in backward support for those tools as it is 100% syntax compatible to VB and QBasic. It is written with Qt making it entirely cross platform. The Full Version Professional Edition is available to download for KDE now. It follows the old Qt licencing of being GPL licenced for Free Software and commercially sold for proprietary software."

Past Events & Meetings

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Security Updates


To view the security announcements in full, or to receive them as soon as they're released, refer to the openSUSE Security Announce mailing list.


Numbers in brackets show the changes compared to the previous week.

Communication has x (+x) non-unique subscribers to all mailing lists.
The openSUSE Forums have x (+x) registered users - most users including guests ever online was 7771, 02-Dec-2008 at 17:31.
x (+x) of x (+x) registered contributors in the User Directory have signed the Guiding Principles. The board has acknowledged x members.
Build Service
The Build Service now hosts x (+x) projects, x (+x) packages, x (+x) repositories by x (+x) confirmed users.



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