New/Updated Applications

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

Have a lot of fun with 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: 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/“. 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: „“. 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.

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,, 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!

openSUSE Weekly News Issue 102 is out

Issue #102 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

    • Joe Brockmeier: openSUSE Build Service Integrates with to reach 150,000 contributors
    • Michal Seben: cronie daemon is openSUSE
    • Kashyap: 6 Different Ways To End Unresponsive Programs In Linux
    • Joe Brockmeier: Web Winners and Losers in 2009
    • Leemhuis: Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.33 to include Nvidia graphics driver nouveau

      For a list of available translations see this page:

      Updated openSUSE Package: lynis 1.2.9

      I’m pleased to announce a new Version of our Package lynis. Now we have the Version 1.2.9. The Package is reachable in the openSUSE:Factory:Contrib Repository. This release adds several fixes and improvements for Squid, a few new tests, and improved logging and reporting.

      Updated Package for openSUSE: python-icalendar 2.1

      I’m pleased to announce my updated Package python-icalendar for openSUSE. It is available in openSUSE:Factory:Contrib.

      Whats happend since the last Version? Changes.txt tells us:

      2.1 (2009-12-14)

      * Fix deprecation warnings about `object.__init__` taking no parameters.

      * Set the VALUE parameter correctly for date values.

      * Long binary data would be base64 encoded with newlines, which made the iCalendar files incorrect. (This still needs testing).

      * Correctly handle content lines which include newlines.

      iCalendar 2.0.1 (2008-07-11)

      * EXDATE and RDATE now returns a vDDDLists object, which contains a list of vDDDTypes objects. This is do that EXDATE and RDATE can contain lists of dates, as per RFC.

      ***Note!***: This change is incompatible with earlier behavior, so if you handle EXDATE and RDATE you will need to update your code.

      * When createing a vDuration of -5 hours (which in itself is nonsensical), the ical output of that was -P1DT19H, which is correct, but ugly. Now it’s ‚-PT5H‘, which is prettier.

      * Made the tests run under Python 2.5+

      * Renamed the UTC class to Utc, so it would not clash with the UTC object, since that rendered the UTC object unpicklable.