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Archive for November 16th, 2011

kde telepathy one click install

November 16th, 2011 by

now with openSUSE 12.1 out maybe some of you would like to try something new… that will be probably in the future versions of KDE.

A lot of interesting packages can be found in KDE:Unstable:Playground

for me one of the most expected feature would be the new telepathy IM component for kde.

I have created a simple one click install for 12.1 if you are curious to try. Please test and contribute.

WebYaST Terminal Plugin

November 16th, 2011 by

During the SUSE Hackweek Vladislav Lewin (member of the YaST team) has had the nice idea writing a WebYaST plugin which provides a console terminal witch which the user has the opportunity to login on a console on the target machine. He sould be able to start any console based application there ( of course even YaST :-))

So the benefit is to login on a target linux machine from a computer which

  • has not to be a unix machine and
  • is without any VPN configuration stuff.

Just a simple Web browser is needed to get a login via the Web on another linux machine:

Mainly the architecture is based on shellinabox which we have packaged together with the WebYaST Terminal Plugin. These RPMs are now available for download.

BTW: You will be surprised that the source code of the WebYaST Terminal Plugin has about 100 lines only !!!

How to get:

  • All needed packages can be downloaded from OBS
  • The source code can be found in Github