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Archive for April, 2012

CLI to upload image to openstack cloud

April 18th, 2012 by

I work on automatic testing of one of our products that creates other projects.
And because there is a lot of clouds everywhere I want to use them too. We
have internally an OpenStack cloud (still Diablo release). So I need to solve
automatic uploading of images built in the Build Service. Below I describe my working version.


LibreOffice 3.5 available for testing on openSUSE

April 10th, 2012 by

I’m happy to announce first LibreOffice 3.5 packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service LibreOffice:Unstable project. It provides many interesting features:

  • better UI for header/footer handling
  • multi-line input bar in Calc
  • Import filter for Microsoft Visio documents
  • enhanced custom shapes import
  • modeless  word count dialog
  • improved font hinting for high quality docs
  • more secure encryption algorithm (AES-256) for password protected files
  • better displaying of non-printable characters on the end of line
  • and much more

The current openSUSE packages are based on the LibreOffice 3.5.2 release. Please, look for more details about the openSUSE LibreOffice build on the wiki page.

The openSUSE LO team hopes that you will be happy with this release. Though, any software contains bugs and we kindly ask you to report bugs. It will help us to fix them in the future releases.

Known bugs:

Other information and plans:

The current LibreOffice-3.5 packages are based on the second bugfix release and should be pretty stable. I want to move them into the LibreOffice:Stable project within next two weeks. I just want to make sure that I did not do any mistake during packaging, e.g. breaking dependencies. Also the KDE4 integration need to be tested because it was not provided by the upstream build. Any feedback is welcome.

openSUSE 12.1 Multimedia Built on Susestudio

April 9th, 2012 by

I was Inspired by the time  in a remote area, which is absolutely no internet connection, but I have problem when trying to share the DVD installer openSUSE 12.1 to Students and teachers at the vocational school, because the default openSUSE 12.1  distribution does not include Audio & Video codec, the issue of License GPL (General Public License) that embraced by the openSUSE distro. I try to make openSUSE Multimedia is ready for use by the user without having to depend on internet connection because they have to install Codecs Audio & Video.
Nothing is different the official openSUSE 12.1 with openSUSE Multimedia, I just added some applications that do not exist in the original distribution of openSUSE and add Restricted_formats  codec, in addition to applications and libraries that were included are up to date of http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.1/.

openSUSE 12.1 Multimedia 32-bit Base on openSUSE  12.1, using the default desktop  Gnome  3 sprinkled with cinnamon.
openSUSE 12.1 Multimedia  built using susestudio.com, and are designed to be ready to use for users who want to feel the openSUSE but trouble Internet connection, because they have to install codecs mp3, mp4, wmv and some other restricted format http://opensuse-community.org/Restricted_formats.

As for some of the packages included in it are:

A. LibreOffice
2. banshe
3. Amarok
4. Brasero
5. Cheese
6. Empathy
7. Xchat
8. flash-player
9. Gmplayer
14.etc …

If you want to use it please download via http://susestudio.com/a/haHwG8/opensuse-multimedia

Thanks To:  openSUSE Indonesia Team,  Kendari Linux Users Group, and Susestudio.com

April KDE Updates available for openSUSE (KDE 4.8.2)

April 4th, 2012 by

The April set of KDE updates to Workspaces, Apps and Platform are available now for openSUSE in our KDE:Release:48 repository. This offers you the latest stable software from upstream KDE for openSUSE releases. As point releases, these are an essential upgrade for your production openSUSE installations.

Get them now at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/48/openSUSE_12.1/.

The repository for openSUSE 11.4 is being created at the time of writing at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/48/openSUSE_11.4

Users who already have the KDE:Release:48 registered in YaST need only zypper up or upgrade with YaST.

As always, have a lot of fun and report bugs!