HowTo contributing the openSUSE Weekly News

Today i prepared a little HowTo for contributing the openSUSE Weekly News.


If you have written an Blogpost, Article or you have found any interesting Stuff you can post this to:


Facebook Fanpage

You can also post on our Facebook Fanpage. That postings are going to the next available Weekly News Issue.


If you just would like to provied an short Link, you can send a direct twitterpost to @saigkill.

Regular Articles

You also can post regular Articles in different sizes. We have Larry Finger, who provides every week some lines about the Testing team. Also we have Rares Aioanei who provides the Weekly Kernel Review.

In normal cases we trying to publish the Contributions with the Realname and without any cut.

Editorial Office

The Editorial Office collects every day interesting Stuff for the Weekly News. Satoru Matsumoto, is our Proofreader and he collects for all Subcategories inside the Weekly News.

All Stuff from the Weekly News are inside the SVN from BerliOS.

How can i be a part of the Editorial Office

1.) Please go to and register yourself as Developer on BerliOS.
2.) Write to and tell him your choosed Nickname in BerliOS.
3.) Sascha adds you as Developer to
4.) Checkout the Repository with:

svn checkout osweeklynews
  • You can checkout the svn on every place. In my case i have a Folder „svn“ and put all SVNs inside that Folder.

5.) Please read the README and the Docs inside docs/.
6.) Choose your Subsection what you like to contribute.
7.) All needed Files are under trunk/en/xml.
8.) Have Fun

Translating into other Languages

The easiest way (You don’t know XML)

The easiest way is, that we send you after the official en issue, some *.po files. Then you just have to start lokalize or other translating tool, and just start to translate. If you open a *.po File you have the english part on the top of the window, and you just can insert your translation on the bottom of the window. After translating all *.po files, you send it back to Sascha puts the content from the *.po files back to the original english issue. Then you can use the same style like the en issue and make your own issue with a script. You can export now to HTML and PDF.

The hard way (You know XML)

The hard way is, that you can get your own place in the SVN from BerliOS. There we place our stylesheets and all needed content. Every Section (Announcements, In the Community, …) are in a seperate XML file. You just have to fill the XMLs with your localized content. After finishing you can export it to HTML or PDF with a script. 

New Rubrique in the openSUSE Weekly News

We are planning a new Rubric "In the Community/Why i’m using SUSE / openSUSE."

The please feel free to post here your experiences. Talk about why LINUX, and why openSUSE? Interesting Anektotes? What makes openSUSE better than other LINUX Distribution.

Now you can choose. One way for submit your Article is to put it in this Discussion field from our Facebook Site . As alternative you can send your Article to:

Please come to us and talk about yourself. We planning to publish each Week one of this collected experiences.

New site for submitting news to the openSUSE Weekly News

The openSUSE Weekly News team is proud to release a new Facebook Site for the news. You can reach this Fansite there: As alternative you also can use our Emai: On both places you can submit news, discuss about the news and you can place feedback. So we hope you become a "Fan" of the openSUSE Weekly News. May the Lizard be with you.

openSUSE Weekly News, Ausgabe 143 veröffentlicht (German Podcast)

Die Wöchentlichen News des openSUSE Projektes.

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openSUSE Weekly News (German Podcast)

Call for Volunteers: Weekly News Team searches for Volunteers

Since many issues our german Translation of the Weekly News was published simultanly. But now it looks like the newest Translation in german is issue 79.

So we are looking for now for an complete Team (3 or 4 People) who are translating the Weekly News into the german Language.  More Infos can requested by sending an email to

Our German Weekly News can be found there:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 125 is out (German Podcast)

Die Wöchentlichen News des openSUSE Projektes.

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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 124 is out!

We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 124.



  • 1 Editors Note
  • 2 Announcements
    • 2.1 openSUSE News: openSUSE Strategy Meeting
    • 2.2 Pascal Bleser: How to add the openSUSE 11.3 counter to your site
  • 3 Status Updates
    • 3.1 Distribution
      • 3.1.1 Javier Llorente: apache2-icons-oxygen is now in Factory
      • 3.1.2 Bugzilla
  • 4 Team Reports
    • 4.1 Build Service Team
      • 4.1.1 OBS: Release 1.8.0 RC1 Release Candidate
      • 4.1.2 Build Team Meeting
      • 4.1.3 Build Service Statistics
    • 4.2 Mono Team
      • 4.2.1 MonoDroid – Mono for Android Beta Program
    • 4.3 openFATE Team
      • 4.3.1 Q7Basic
      • 4.3.2 Better maintenance of src.rpm changes
      • 4.3.3 auto remove unused dependencies using YaST and zypper
      • 4.3.4 GUI for reviewing and analysing solver testcases
      • 4.3.5 Statistics
    • 4.4 Testing Team
      • 4.4.1 Larry Finger: openSUSE-Testing Report for the Weekly News – May 22
    • 4.5 Translation Team
      • 4.5.1 Localization
    • 4.6 Wiki-Team
      • 4.6.1 Rajko Matovic: Wiki structure: New tools
  • 5 In the Community
    • 5.1 Andrew Wafaa: Community Discussion – Part 8
    • 5.2 Events
    • 5.3 openSUSE for your ears
    • 5.4 openSUSE in $COUNTRY
    • 5.5 Communication
    • 5.6 Contributors
  • 6 New/Updated Applications @ openSUSE
    • 6.1 Packman: worldwind (openSUSE 11.2/noarch)
    • 6.2 Petr Mladek: OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 rc1 available for openSUSE
    • 6.3 Miro (openSUSE 11.2/x86_64)
  • 7 Security Updates
  • 8 Kernel Review
    • 8.1 h-online/Thorsten Leemhuis: The H Week – Linux 2.6.34 approaches
    • 8.2 h-online/Thorsten Leemhuis: What’s new in Linux 2.6.34
    • 8.3 Rares Aioanei: Kernel Review with openSUSE Flavor
  • 9 Tips and Tricks
    • 9.1 For Desktop Users
      • 9.1.1 How to use media in’s Impress
    • 9.2 For Commandline/Script Newbies
      • 9.2.1 Pascal Bleser: GNU Screen: open new window with same working directory
      • 9.2.2 Understanding Linux File Permissions
    • 9.3 For Developers and Programmers
      • 9.3.1 The Geek Stuff/Balakrishnan Mariyappan: Perl Debugger Tutorial: 10 Easy Steps to Debug Perl Program
      • 9.3.2 Vittorio Cagnetta: easybashgui
    • 9.4 For System Administrators
      • 9.4.1 Fred Blaise: Counting documents in Alfresco
      • 9.4.2 Linux Magazine/Dmitri Popov: Monitor Servers from Your Android Device with httpmon
  • 10 Planet SUSE
    • 10.1 Vincent Untz: GNOME Foundation Elections 2010
  • 11 openSUSE Forums
    • 11.1 Grub Problem
    • 11.2 Accessing Package Manager Failed
    • 11.3 Wireless Networking Not working
    • 11.4 Samba / Win7 Issue
  • 12 On the Web
    • 12.1 Announcements
      • 12.1.1 New Podcast: KDE and the Masters of the Universe
      • 12.1.2 Alvaro Soliverez (Hei_Ku): KMyMoney announces release candidate for KDE platform 4
    • 12.2 Call for participation
      • 12.2.1 h-online: Conference 2010: Call for Papers
    • 12.3 Reports
      • 12.3.1 Tom Albers: Akonadi Meeting Day 3: Productivity is amazing..
      • 12.3.2 InfoWorld/Paul Krill: Suse Linux gets virtualization, high availability, and desktop boosts
      • 12.3.3 LWN: VirtualBox 3.2 released
      • 12.3.4 ComputerWeekly/Cliff Saran: How BMW virtualised with SuSE Linux and Xen
      • 12.3.5 It runs on Linux: Google TV Platform introduced
    • 12.4 Reviews and Essays
      • 12.4.1 ghacks/Jack Wallen: What IS Linux (and what it should be)?
      • 12.4.2 25 Fresh and Cool Linux Wallpapers
      • 12.4.3 nixCraft/Vivek Gite: The Novice Guide To Buying A Linux Laptop
      • 12.4.4 Windows 7 Geeko Theme Pack
  • 13 Feedback / Communicate / Get Involved
  • 14 Credits
  • 15 Translations