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Archive for September 13th, 2009

openSUSE-LXDE Live CD 1.0.0

September 13th, 2009 by

After lots of test i’m ready to release a new openSUSE-LXDE live CD

Here the change log:

Fix: Lxpanel will "flash" no more (workaround, removed battery applet from panel,
     this applet make lxpanel crash if no battery is found on laptop)
Fix: Added wireless-tools, usbtools, acpid
Fix: Added iwl*-ucode packages (intel wireless cards now working)
Fix: Ath_pci and ath5k conflicts no more (ath5k in blacklist)

Feature: Added Trash support
Feature: Added bluetooth support
Feature: Added "sudo"
Feature: Added "gdb" to help in debugging if crash occurs on LXDE applications
Feature: Added "fuse" and "ntfs-3g"
Feature: Added "rdesktop"

I hope you will enjoy that new release.

Before show you some shots, i would like to attract your attention on a feature i open on openFATE and that is also on the weekly news #88

That features asks to provide LXDE into OSS repo, and to made that installable from DVD media like XFCE.

Please add you vote: Feature Request: #307729: Officially Provide LXDE

Any way, going back to the live, you can download 1.0.0 and 0.9.4 releases from that URL:


MD5 and SHA1 sums are available on that page, a very very BIG thank to  Fisher Duan for hosting.

Again please report any issue on my email: andrea[at]opensuse[dot]org

Please notice how “free -m” on lxterminal show that the REAL used ram is just 67MB with the following running applications:

1) Firefox 3.5.2
2) PCManFM
3) Lxterminal
4) Lxtask

Build Service Intro

September 13th, 2009 by

I stumbled upon a little series of articles at the LinuxFoundation Developer Network explaining the openSUSE Build Service.

The articles are:

Ben Martin gives a short overview of the Build Service and then explains step by step how to build a binary package. If you’re interested in building binary packages, I advise to read his articles.