Live from the openSUSE Conference 2010 in Nuremberg


Today it starts: The new openSUSE Conference. We have over 240 Registrations before start. Some Registrants sleeping in the Hotel from the Berufsbildungswerk. I’m living in the third floor. And i am happy, a clean and convenient room.
Today the Conference starts at 09:30 with Henne Vogelsangs Talk „Get your ass up!“. He motivates us, not just to talk about what is to do. We should just doing anything and have fun.
The next Talk i’ve listened was Lubos Lunaks talk about „Easy multi – distribution package builds with the buid service. Lubos explained us, how to use the kde-obs-generator. This Program needs just a singe INFO File with the needed Inforations, and the Program creates from that a *.spec File and two debian*.control Files. So we have all for building Packages for Fedora, Mandriva, Debian and Ubuntu. This talk motivates me to try it out. Maybe i can support in Future my Packages who i maintain in more Destinations.
The next talk i’ve listened was „Tracking the latest Upstream“ from Vincent Untz. This talk was very interesting. All of the Packagers knowing this. Have i packaged the last available Source? Maybe yesterday comes a new Source update? So we have to proof that. For this, Vincent explained, that we can use for that the plugin osc colab. This tool can track the Sourcecode. So i have to try it out if i come home at Sunday.
ATM i’m llistening to Adrian Schröters talk „Maintainance made easy with OBS“. Adrian has explained us, what OBS is, what are the present features (like services), and what is to be done.
All in all i’m very happy to learn such things. The next Talks i’m listen to are „More openSUSE at Home and in the Office“, „Effective Packaging“, „Spreading Applications as LiveCD using OBS & SUSE Studio“ and „Alice in Wonderland – virtualizing openSUSE“. At 19:00 we have a open Kino there. That means a non commercial Movie. And so on.
All in all i would like to invite all of our Readers to come to us and stay in Nürnberg. The next Days are fully compressed with interesting Talks and BOFs. So come to us and stay with us. 🙂

New packaged for openSUSE: bleachbit 0.7.1


I’m pleased to announce the new version 0.7.1 from bleachbit is published in openSUSE:Factory:Contrib Repo.

Whats new in this Version?

– The following changes have been made since 0.7.0:

* When clicking File – Shred, default to the home directory instead of a system directory.
* Improve the usability of the security warning dialog (typically only seen in portable mode).
* Improve the appearance of the preferences dialog on some non-English languages.
* Do not include the tests as part of the standard installation to save disk space.
* Specific to Linux
o After taking longer than 10 seconds to finish, show a non-intrusive notification.
o Fix handling of filenames with invalid encoding that could have caused an application freeze.
o Add warning for Nautilus.
o Delete Apache logs (thanks to Roman Horník)
o Clean more of Emesene 1.0 cache (thanks to Danilo Piazzalunga)
o Bonus pack
+ Fix system logs cleaner
+ Clean XBMC Media Center (thanks to Roman Horník)

The original Project can be found in: http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net

Kernel Prominence at LinuxConf


I’ve just found an interesting Video from the LinuxConf. We’re watching an Interview with Linus Torvalds, Greg Kroah-Hartmann, Chris Wright, Jonathan Corbet, J.E.J. Bottomley and Ted T’so.

http://www.techcast.com/events/linuxcon/roundtable/

Slides published


Now i would like to announce, that the Slides from the Tals who i held in the openSUSE Conferebce, are published. You can just go to the „Talks“ Tab from this Blog 🙂

Live from the openSUSE Conference in Nürnberg (2)


Now we’ve finished our third Day in the openSUSE Conference. I’ve started with hearing about Andreas Jaegers Talk „Overview about openSUSE“.  After his talk i give my talk „Softwareprograms in Linux, Presentation important Software.“ I’ve prepared my Slides, and have prepared some Programs for Presentation. But sadly my Notebook can’t connect with the Beamer 😦 So i used Andreas Jaegers Notebook. But there was the Problem, that he uses an Splitscreen. That means, that he can let show the People one Site, and he can show on his Notebook another. So my talk runs good to the Time who i would present some Programs live. Now was the Presentation away and i can’t show the People the Software. After Minutes (from my view it was an very long time) i have found my Presentation and have finished my talk,. It was good, that i have prepared some slides with Screenshots from the applications. But it would better if i have present the Software Life. But now i’ve learned Murphys Law 🙂 After me Henne Vogelsang talked about „How i become an Developer“. After the Lunch i was in Klaas Freitags Talk „openSUSE for little and middle companys: offerings and bills“. That was an interesting Talk. Klaas explained how to run an Windows Program using Wine. And he has presented his own Software Kraft.With Kraft the companys can makes Bills and Offerings. They can use KAdressbook for inserting business contacts. Then they can make an Database for Workingpositions and  Loan. At the Moment this Software is optimized for gardeners and landscaping. But maybe Klaas can make your own Version too .-) After them i was in the BarCamp.My Friend Jan-Simon Moeller has builded an openSUSE Distribution for ARM Prozessors. In the BarCamp we’ve seen his good Work.

Tomorrow we start at 09.30 am with „OpenSUSE Legal“. Very hard Stuff after awakening 😀 After that we have from 10:30 – 12:15 Lightning Talks about „What we learned at the openSUSE Conference“. i will speak about my new personal Project. Yesterday i’ve wrtten about that. I plan to create an new OBS Repository „Medical“ and include there Software for Medical Professionals and patients. Then if i have packaged all, i use SUSEstudio for creating an special Version for medical professional needs.

Live from the openSUSE Conference in Nürnberg


Yes, i’m here in Nürnberg. The Conference is very interesting. Yesterday i’ve given an Talk „Getting to know the openSUSE Weekly News.“ After my Talk i had visited Joe Brockmeiers „openSUSE Ambassador Program“, Holger Sickenbergs „Testing of the openSUSE Distribution and Will Stephensons „Future of openSUSE KDE“. This day was an Motivation for me, to be a part of the Testing Team. Through an Emulator i can run the Milestones without installing. I think, that  i can do it. I’m writing Bugreports.

Today i’ve visited Alexandra Leisses Talk „Community and Contributions“, then Scott Reves and Takashi Iwais Talk „Alsa and Pulseaudio on openSuSE“, then Build your own Linux Distribution during Lunch Break“ and Jan Simon Mollers Talk „openSUSE and ARM „GSoC and beyond“. This day, and the Discussion with the other Mates, motivated me to create an new Repository in OBS called „Medical“. Inside this i put Packages with Medical Relationships. If i have some Packages inside that, i plan to make an SUSE Studio Imahe for Medical Doctors or Clinical Professional Enviroment.

Tomorrow i give an second Talk called „Softwareprograms under Linux and Presenting important Software“. This Talk i give in the German Language. Maybe i can Blog in the next Days too. But if you are not sure, and if you have some Time at Saturday or Sunday, you can meet us in Nürnberg.

BtW. Today we have interviewed Frank Karlitschek for RadioTux.

openSUSE Conference 2009 in Nürnberg


From 17 to 20 September the openSUSE Conference will be held in Nürnberg. I’m driving today with the Train to Nürnberg. That means, that i’m not writing Posts until Monday. I’ve planned to write an short Review about the Conference. So i wish you all an good Time. See you at Monday.