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July 9, 2008

One of the Greatest Linux Tools Yet

by @ 9:53 am. Filed under SUSE News, sweet tools

From the OpenSUSE Newsroom:

The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the 1.0 release of the openSUSE Build Service. The 1.0 release provides all the features necessary to support building openSUSE in the public build systems and allowing direct contributions to openSUSE from all contributors. Developers can now submit contributions to openSUSE directly at

The openSUSE Build Service allows developers to create and maintain packages for openSUSE and many other Linux distributions, including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat, and Ubuntu. With the 1.0 release, the openSUSE Build Service expands its scope to building the entire openSUSE release, and provides everyone with the same access and transparent interface to work on the openSUSE distribution.

The openSUSE Build Service has offered a simple collaboration system since its inception for groups to work closely together on packages or solutions stacks. The 1.0 release improves on existing functionality to allow the Build Service to scale to larger projects like openSUSE’s Factory distribution, and to allow building openSUSE’s stable releases in the open.

What the changes mean for contributors:

The majority of this functionality is implemented on the server side. The rest can be implemented by the various Build Service clients, so that contributors can take advantage of the new features.

The Build Service team has also introduced a number of smaller improvements and bugfixes to make the system more scalable and usable.

The openSUSE Build Service is now considered “feature complete” for collaboration. The Build Service team is looking for additional feedback on improving the openSUSE Build Service as it will now be the standard tool for working on the distribution.

July 8, 2008

Linux T-Shirt of the Year

by @ 1:23 pm. Filed under General Linux, humor, War

People seemed to have a good time with my last Linux T-shirt post, so here’s another one for you. I really like this one:

Linux T-Shirt

Click for a slightly larger version.

So again, where can I get one of these?

If you haven’t already, take a look at Flash 10 for Linux

by @ 10:02 am. Filed under General Linux

If you haven’t already, take a look at the new features available with the new Linux Flash 10 Beta. Such new features include:

3D Effects

Custom Filters and Effects

Advanced Text Layout

Enhanced Drawing API

Visual Performance Improvements

Enhanced Sound APIs

More information can be found at the link posted above.

The Flash 10 plugin is available both as a gzipped tarball and as an RPM.

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