New/Updated Applications


The last days i’ve updated or added new Packages.

Have a lot of fun with it :-)

New Version of libdbus++ packaged for openSUSE


I’m pleased to announce our new libdbus++ 0.6.3 in the KDE:KDE4:Community Repository.
What is libdbus++? The Project tells us: libdbus++ provides C++ foundation classes intended to wrap and hide the low-level C API of D-Bus library. It also makes heavy use of the Standard library and Boost library to avoid using prioritary libraries.

Check it out, and test it…

new openSUSE Package: bleachbit 0.7.4


We are pleased to announce the new openSUSE Package bleachbit 0.7.4.

What’s new?

The following changes have been made since 0.7.3:

  • Add new privacy feature: click File – Shred Files and Quit. This removes all BleachBit settings as if you never ran BleachBit, so other people can’t tell you have.
  • Use EIC binary prefixes (e.g., 1KiB=1000 bytes) instead of SI binary prefixes (e.g., 1kB=1024B) because EIC is the proper standard for disk space. For more information see see Wikipedia’s Binary Prefix article and Ubuntu’s unit policy.
  • Fix bug removing paths in preferences dialog.
  • Add translation contexts for more accurate translations.
  • Fix deleting files with non-ASCII names.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Add package for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04).
    • Fix GTK+ depreciation warnings.
    • Fix crash on Ubuntu (only seen on BleachBit as packaged in the Ubuntu repository).
    • Remove translations from RHEL 5.0 and CentOS 5.0 because their ancient gettext version 0.14 does not support translation contexts.

Where can i install the new Version?

You can use the Repository: openSUSE:Factory:Contrib and then just click on “bleachbit”. Enjoy it…

New Package for openSUSE: assuma (Association Subscribers Manager)


I’m pleased to announce the Version 3.2.0 of assuma. As known, you can install it through the openSUSE:Factory:Contrib and the KDE:KDE4:Community Repositories.

Association Subscribers Manager is a Software for Clubs and Associatons. You can administrate your Members and all you need. The Projectsite is: http://www.associationsubscribersmanager.org/ . The OpenDesktop Site is: http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=109313

Have a lot of fun :-)

New Package: kmymoney4 (openSUSE)


I’m happy to Announce the kmymoney4 Package for KDE4-Unstable and KDE4-Factory in openSUSE. You can get it through adding the KDE:KDE4:Community Repository into the Repository Manager fro YaST. After that you can install it just with “zypper in kmymoney4″ or with using YaST. While the Installation zypper or YaST saying, that the old KMyMoney goes deinstalling. That’s okay, you can agree that.

After the Installation, you can create a new Account, or you can load an old exisitng once.

This Software hast ATM a Beta Staus. So you work on your own risk. But as far as i seen, it is stable and usable.

So i wish you many joy with testing this. :-)

New Package: socialvpn


On the Market we knowing Programs like hamachi, that allows to create an Virtual Private Network (VPN). Inside the Opensource Projects i now found an similar Program called: socialvpn. It is Packaged in the home:saigkill Repository.  After installing the RPM, you find the Program under /usr/share/socialvpn. I’ve added an Initscript in the Package under /etc/init.d/socialvpn, that you can enable or disable with YaST/System/Runlevels.

For using socialvpn you authenticate yourself and the others via a Jabber Account. So if you haven’t an Jabber Account, you have to create one.

Now you run: “/usr/share/socialvpn/setup.sh”. In the following you have to enter your Jabber Account and Passwort. Then a new Certificate is created.

After starting socialvpn via Mono, you can use Firefox (or your Browser) and type: “http://127.0.0.1:58888/”. Then you can access all needed Settings. Now you can add your Friends Jabber Account. Before you can do that you must exchange the SVPN (Fingerprint from the socialvpn). Then you can add the Jabber Account and the SVPN from your friend. And if your Friend do the same, you have a running VPN.

Enjoy …

Update 3 Aug 2010: Sadly the socialVPN Program runs not anymore. The connect doesn’t work. So i’ve deleted the Packages from home:saigkill.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 117 is out!


news Issue #117 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Contents

  • 1 Editors Note
  • 2 Announcements
    • 2.1 Novell Wins Again – Jury Rules Copyrights Didn’t Go to SCO!
    • 2.2 Klaas Freitag: Announce: openSUSE Beego
    • 2.3 Pascal Bleser: Planet openSUSE #2
    • 2.4 Pascal Bleser: Planet openSUSE #2.1
  • 3 In the Community
    • 3.1 Lenz Grimmer: Upcoming speaking engagements: Grazer Linuxtage and amoocon
    • 3.2 Alexander Naumov: Russian openSUSE community
  • 4 Status Updates
    • 4.1 Distribution
      • 4.1.1 Distribution Schedule
    • 4.2 Build Service
      • 4.2.1 Build Service Team Meeting
    • 4.3 Wiki / Communication / Events
      • 4.3.1 Novell OpenPR/John Dragoon
  • 5 Tips and Tricks
    • 5.1 For Commandline/Script Newbies
      • 5.1.1 Holger Macht: z-shell (zsh) completion for osc and zypper
      • 5.1.2 Linux.com/Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier: Learning GNU Text Utilities
    • 5.2 For Developers and Programmers
      • 5.2.1 Hans Petter Jansson: Hash Table Shootout!
    • 5.3 For System Administrators
      • 5.3.1 Masim Sugianto: How To : Samba PDC+OpenLDAP on openSUSE/SLES Part 1
      • 5.3.2 Masim Sugianto: User Account Integration between Samba PDC & Zimbra Mail Server on openSUSE/SLES
      • 5.3.3 Masim Sugianto: Zimbra Mail Server with External Authentication using Samba PDC+OpenLDAP
      • 5.3.4 The Geek Stuff/Sathiya Moorthy: UNIX / Linux: 10 Netstat Command Examples
      • 5.3.5 HowtoForge/Falko Timme: Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 11.2
      • 5.3.6 nixCraft/Vivek Gite: Linux / UNIX: Encrypt Backup Tape Using Tar & OpenSSL
  • 6 New/Updated Applications @ openSUSE
    • 6.1 Packman: mjpegtools 1.9.0.0
    • 6.2 Packman: vlc 1.0.5-2
    • 6.3 Packman: gpodder 2.4
    • 6.4 Packman: quvi 0.1.3
    • 6.5 Packman: cclive 0.6.2
    • 6.6 OBS/Petr Mladek: OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 beta2 available for openSUSE
    • 6.7 OBS/Gabriel Burt: Banshee 1.6!
    • 6.8 OBS/Jigish Gohil: Annuncing KIWI-LTSP package updates
  • 7 Projects Corner
    • 7.1 KDE Project
      • 7.1.1 Valorie Zimmerman (valorie): The Adventure Begins!
      • 7.1.2 Milian Wolff (milianw): Profiling Rocks – KDevelop CMake Support now 20x faster
    • 7.2 GNOME Project
      • 7.2.1 Fridrich Strba: ISensNetwork based network monitor for Evolution
      • 7.2.2 Vincent Untz: Enjoy GNOME 2.30!=
  • 8 Planet SUSE
    • 8.1 Robert Schweikert: Into the Cloud
    • 8.2 Holger Hetterich: The future of SMB Traffic Analyzer – introducing protocol version 2
    • 8.3 Andrew Wafaa: Blogged about: Community Discussion – Part 3
    • 8.4 James Ogley: The N900: My experiences
    • 8.5 Pascal Bleser: openSUSE FAIL page
    • 8.6 Thomas Biege: SELinux and openSUSE 11.3
  • 9 openSUSE Forums
    • 9.1 Best kde4 Application?
    • 9.2 User needs .wmv files
    • 9.3 No Sound in Amarok
    • 9.4 Milestone LiveCD on USB Flash device
  • 10 On the Web
    • 10.1 Announcements
      • 10.1.1 KDE Software Compilation 4.4.2 Out Now: Codename “Colibri”
      • 10.1.2 Sirko Kemter: Happy Birthday – RadioTux
    • 10.2 Reports
      • 10.2.1 Roger Whittaker: UKUUG Conference
      • 10.2.2 OStatic/Joe Brockmeier: Motivation and Contributions in Open Source: Stop Romanticizing Unpaid Contributions
      • 10.2.3 ZDNET/Christopher Dawson: OpenSUSE Li-F-E vs. Edubuntu vs. Ubuntu
    • 10.3 Reviews and Essays
      • 10.3.1 Linus Torvalds: The New Linux Is Gnu Linux
      • 10.3.2 Junauza: Linux users? Who are these people?
      • 10.3.3 Chema Martin/The Linux Experience: KDE SC 4.4.1 Review
      • 10.3.4 The ERACC Web Log/Gene: Desktop Linux: An Average User Success Story
  • 11 Past Events & Meetings
  • 12 Upcoming Events & Meetings
  • 13 Security Updates
  • 14 Statistics
    • 14.1 opensuse.org
    • 14.2 openFATE
    • 14.3 Bugzilla
    • 14.4 Localization
    • 14.5 openSUSE for your ears
  • 15 Feedback / Communicate / Get Involved
  • 16 Credits
  • 17 Translations

For a list of available translations see this page:

http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/117/Translations.

bleachbit 0.7.3 for openSUSE packaged


I’m pleased to announce the new Version 0.7.3 of bleachbit for openSUSE. The new Package can found in the openSUSE:Factory:Contrib Repository.

What bleachbit does? The Projectsite tells us: BleachBit frees disk space and maintains privacy. Cleans cache, Internet history, temporary files, cookies, and broken shortcuts. Cleans Bash, Firefox, Flash, Google Earth, Internet Explorer, Java, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Opera, RealPlayer, Safari, and more.

Whats happend since the last Version?
– The following changes have been made since 0.7.2:
* Cleans Mozilla Thunderbird versions 2 and 3.
* Specific to Linux
o Clean Screenlets (thanks to MixCool).

In the original Changelog was a lot more Changes, but these was just for Windows. So have a lot of Fun with the new bleachbit!

Converting an *.deb Package to *.rpm


Today i tried to build an Package called “XMind“. But the Sourcecode was very strange. The Projectpage has just *.exe and *.deb Files. So i tried an piece Software called “Alien”. The Program description says, that the Program converts to RPM, DEB, TARGZ and other Formats.

The usage of the Program is “alien [--to-deb] [--to-rpm] [--to-tgz] [--to-slp] [options] file [...]“. So in my case i tried alien –to-rpm xmind.deb.

But alien propose that we use the Function –scripts, so the Scripts converted too. And my usage was “alien –to-rpm -scripts xmind.deb

An other interesting feature is the automatic use of Packages: “–patch=patch“. If the Patch is placed into /var/lib/alien the Program uses this Patch to build the Package.

So i think, that i’m using this Program (alien) in some cases in future. Good piece of Software.

Call for Testing: GNUMed (openSUSE-Medical Project)


We are about to release GNUmed 0.6 series. Please test GNUmed 0.6.rc5.

Go to http://wiki.gnumed.de/bin/view/Gnumed/InstallerGuideHomeShort for the one click installers.

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