If, for some reason, you are still using the openSUSE 13.2 operating system on your personal computer or server, you should know that it recently reached end of life and upgrading to a newer version is highly recommended.
On November last year we briefly informed our readers that the upcoming EOL (End of Life) support for the openSUSE 13.2 GNU/Linux distribution, the last one to be released before the project was split into what we know today as openSUSE Tumbleweed, a rolling release operating system, and openSUSE Leap, a static release edition.
The last week or so I have spent a ton of time on kojipkgs (sorry again for any build failures this may have caused), so I thought it would be good to outline what it is and how it’s used and finally the working setup we have now.
kojipkgs is a concept that koji has of a host/url to go to to download packages. On small koji installs this host/url can be simply the koji hub host. Or it can be a seperate host or hosts, as long as it has access to all the packages koji wants. So in practice this means it has to share a NFS mount or other shared storage with the koji hub.
An effort was initiated late last year to add the LXQt desktop environment to the line of Fedora Spins, which are editions of the distribution that use a desktop environment other than the GNOME 3. At that time, the list of applications that will ship by default had not yet been decided.
Ubuntu project member Nathan Haines is announcing that the next UbuCon Summit conference takes place this spring, between March 2 and March 3, in Pasadena, California, USA, during the SCALE 15x event.
SCALE is a renowned annual Linux Expo held in southern California. It's also the biggest Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) showcase event run by various members of the Linux community in North America. SCALE 15x is the fifteenth installation of the conference.
The Cinnamon desktop can be themed and its features can be extended by adding applets, desklets and extensions. In Cinnamon lingo, all these addons are referred to as “spices”. The goal is to let you spice up your Cinnamon experience so you can enjoy your desktop environment, feel even more at home with it and benefit from niche features and look and feel which go beyond what is developed by the Linux Mint and Cinnamon teams.
Vinux is distribution which mainly focus on blind and partially sighted people. Vinux is based on Ubuntu. Latest version of Vinux is 5.1 and it is based on Ubuntu 14.05.5 which is Long Term Support. Vinux uses Unity, Gnome or MATE as desktop environment. New release includes lots of updated packages and other fixes.
Alright, alright, alright - it’s nearly ‘go time’ for builds to start flowing. Before everyone gets excited and rushes to download, we want to cover a few important points.
First, we want to thank everyone that stepped forward to assist with the infrastructure (and offers continue to pour in). Thanks to you all, all infrastructure pieces are lighting up ‘Operational’ on our lovely status page.
Additionally, our Download Portal, Install stats page (yep, that’s 50k+ unofficial installs already!) and Wiki are all live. Notably, all three of these sites (and this blog) are open sourced - you can contribute to them via our Gerrit instance! Bear with us if these sites look bare at the moment, they will grow with content and design as we continue marching forward.