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Archive for April 1st, 2009

OpenOffice_org 3.1 beta3 available

April 1st, 2009 by

I’m happy to announce that OpenOffice.org 3.1 beta3 packages are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project. They include many upstream and Go-oo fixes.

The packages are beta versions and might include even serious bugs. Therefore they are not intended for data-critical usage. A good practice is to archive any important data before an use, …

We kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs. We are especially interested into the testing of SMB access and file locking.

Please,  look for more details about the openSUSE OOo build on the wiki page.

Other information and plans:

I would like to provide beta4 build the following week. It should finally include the OOXML export filters and might be the last betat before the first release candidate. I expect the final release by the end of April. We will be slightly delayed after the upstream release.

New YaST-Web released 1.0.1

April 1st, 2009 by

We have released a new version of Web-YaST with following changes:

  • Added translation support on the client side.
  • Added ruby-gettext
  • Split off ruby-rpam and ruby-polkit in single packages.
  • Switch off IPv6 in lighttpd cause it has produced some undefined errors. (esp. on 64bit)
  • Added package dependencies concerning rails. The last few weeks have shown that RAILS versions are not really compatible. So many problems have been happened due different RAILS versions on the systems where YaST-Web has been installed. Please use RAILS 2.1
  • Cleanup code.

The newest packages can be found here:



It would be nice to get some feedback. Bugzilla would be a nice option  🙂

Thank you !

Happy Birthday RadioTux – The Birthday Broadcast now online

April 1st, 2009 by

The Broadcast can be recieved through archiv.radiotux.de/sendungen or:

* Broadcast as  MP3 (65 MB)
* Broadcast as MP3 Mono (33 MB)
* Broadcast as OGG-Vorbis (85 MB)

The *real* antidote to Conficker…

April 1st, 2009 by

I’m almost as sick of this Conficker stuff as I am going to be sick of April Fools Day stuff when I wake up tomorrow (not to mention I think this is a big promotional stunt for a movie called ‘Conficker’ coming out soon. You watch!), but I have to laugh when I see all these mainstream news organizations falling all over themselves to tell people how to get rid of this malware. In reality, all you have to tell your friends and family is to use one product that will protect them from Conficker and future viruses:

openSUSE 11.1

No joke. Happy April Fools Day, I guess.

YaST and Compiz during Installation

April 1st, 2009 by

We (Thomas Göttlicher, J. Daniel Schmidt and Arvin Schnell) have use all our
remaining ITO for this really cool feature.

Normally compiz (more precisely the cube module) shows each desktop on the
surface of a cuboid. Since we don’t have several desktops during installation
we decided to show the “wizard” steps on the cuboid. Pressing “Next” or “Back”
rotates the cuboid around the y-axis:


Entering a “subwizard” rotates the cuboid around the x-axis:


Fortunately most computers are fast enough to render the 3D-scene even without
special hardware support that we lack during installation.

Will be available in Factory within the next weeks. Comments are welcome.