Softmaker gives Office Suite as Download

Today i’ve recieved an interesting Mail.

Download SoftMaker Office 2008 for free, and SoftMaker donates money!
NEW: For Windows and Linux!

* Download the full version of SoftMaker Office 2008 for Windows or Linux for free and use it perpetually.

* You are entitled to free tech support and to future upgrades at reduced prices.

* SoftMaker donates € 0.10 for every successful download to well-chosen development and charity projects on

* Everyone is invited to join the „Load and Help“ team at and donate extra to these help projects.

* Download now and spread the word! The more downloads, the more we donate! Every download counts!

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Winds of change & SDB

Since a lot of month the whole openSUSE Team is working on different things inside the Project. I’m very happy to spend time for the Project. The Boosters Team tried to make the Webpresence easyer. So they would like to give more Information in shorter Time. Since i’m working for open-slx as Community and Support Agent, i work with Rupert Horstkoetter on an special Range. In the last Meeting we spoken about our new Wiki QA, Templates and an new Wiki instance.

The Plan is, that we starting an new instance of wiki, and to there we importing the old wiki. We must proofread every time every Page, then we give this Page an new clothes (Templates). And then we importing this to an new Instance.

Some Content is to be deleted, because its old and unuseful.

After the Cleanup the Second Instance of Wiki this should be our nomber one. But inside if the Wiki we using an Sandbox. That means, if anyone mades lesser Changes, it is goog, and it would be saved. But if anyone changes more in an Article, this Article is to be reviewed by the Wiki Team. So we hoping, that we having an good Content.

Good News at last

From the beginning of SuSE it was anythig published called „Support Daten Bank (SDB)“. This File contents useful Information about supported Problems. Jens Koeke, Nicolaus Millin and myself working on updating and creating for new Articles. So you can reach the SDB vis: and

Have Joy with it 🙂

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.

Updated Package for openSUSE: bleachbit 0.7.2

I’m pleased to announce my updated bleachbit Package for openSUSE.

What’s new?

The following changes have been made since 0.7.1:

  • Fix deleting Firefox version 3 passwords.
  • Add new menu option to show system information useful for reporting bugs. Click Help – System Information.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Clean Konqueror cache, history, and cookies.
    • Fix bug launching BleachBit as Administrator on Ubuntu and Debian.
    • Improve the completion notification: do not show if the BleachBit application window is in focus, and if it is not, automatically remove the notification after 10 seconds.

This Package is committed to openSUSE:Factory:Contrib Repo.

Updated Package for openSUSE: rkhunter 1.3.6

I’m pleased to announce the new rkhunter Package for openSUSE.

What’s new in this package? The Project says:

This release offers more ease of use by adding more end-user configuration options and aids detection by adding and improving rootkit and malware checks.

The change log lists 29 additions including 9 configuration options and details for 12 rootkits, 29 changes including improvements for 15 rootkit checks and 22 bugfixes. Naming a few:

  • New IGNORE_PRELINK_DEP_ERR configuration option in case of persistent prelink dependency errors.
  • New USER_FILEPROP_FILES_DIRS configuration option to add files and directories to the file properties check.
  • New COPY_LOG_ON_ERROR configuration option to copy the log file if any errors or warnings have occurred.
  • New WEBCMD configuration option to specify the command used to download data file updates from the Internet.
  • Rkhunter will look for configuration options in the main configuration file, and then in the local configuration file if it exists.
  • New SHARED_LIB_WHITELIST configuration option for whitelisting preloaded shared libraries.
  • New WARN_ON_OS_CHANGE configuration option. If unset then no warnings will be shown.
  • New UPDT_ON_OS_CHANGE configuration option. If set and the O/S has changed then rkhunter will automatically update properties (‚rkhunter –propupd‘).
  • Added support for hash functions SHA224, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512 using CPAN perl modules Digest-SHA-PurePerl or SHA256.
  • New UPDATE_LANG configuration option.
  • New ALLOWPROMISCIF configuration option.
  • New PKGMGR_NO_VRFY configuration option for fine-grained package manager verification process control.
  • Rootkit checks added: Adore Rootkit (aka strings.o aka Dextenea) cb, CX, Fu, iLLogiC,, ‚Spanish‘, trNkit, Xzibit, ZK.
  • Updated rootkit / malware checks: Ambient (ark), beX2, BOBkit, Dica-kit, Dreams, Enye LKM, evil strings test, Fleakit, FreeBSD, Phalanx2, SHV4, Universal (URK).

This Package is now available in openSUSE:Factory:Contrib.

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:

openSUSE Weekly News #96 is out!

news Issue #96 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue:

  • Call for Candidates: Board Election 2009
  • Novell User Communities: Using the OpenSUSE Build Service to Create and Distribute Kernel Module Packages
  • Jigish Gohil: openSUSE Edu Li-f-e at iFest
  • Lubos Lunak (llunak): Firefox KDE Integration
  • Linux Weekly News/Jonathan Corbes: The 2009 Linux Kernel Summit

For a list of available translations see this page:

openEMR packaged for openSUSE


Today i’ve packaged openEMR for openSUSE. This is for Open Source Practice Management, Electronic Medical Record, Prescription Writing and Medical Billing application. I’ve created that under the Umbrella from our new openSUSE-Medical Project. The Package is available in our medical Repository.

Skrooge 0.5.3 Packaged for openSUSE

I’m pleased to announce the new Version 0.5.3 from Skrooge. In this Packageversion i’ve fixed three Bugzilla Bugs.  The first Bug #545103 and the second Bug #549803 depends on my bad old using from the Requires Tag in the Package. The third Bug #543994 is official fixed. If you can’t see the Components Chooser on the left Side from Skrooge, just close skrooge, type „kbuildsycoca4“ in the Console and restart.

freemed: Version 0.8.4 packaged for openSUSE!

I’m pleased to announce the publishing of the freemed 0.8.4 Package.  FreeMED is an opensource electronic medical record (EMR) and medical management system. This is an PHP/Apache driven Software.

You can download it from home:saigkill:medical.