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04 October, 2015

Cornelius Schumacher: Article

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Setting up Spark single node with local disk

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 in GENI

Please use ssh key to login Ubuntu 14.04 in GENI

If you are /bin/bash user, you might want change your shell, you could use
$sudo   chsh   -s    /bin/bash  YourUserName

Use curl command to get auto install shell script, save filename as Install.sh

$ curl   https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12787647/iCAIR/Ubuntu1404SparkInstall.sh    >   Install.sh

Use sh to run the shell script.  It will auto install spark and other packages.
$ sh  Install.sh

After install Spark in your system, you could run spark interactive shell with follow command   
$ ~/spark/bin/spark-shell

You can check the SparkUI in http://localhost:4040 like

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Basic  command practice
scala> val sakanaFile = sc.textFile("README.md")
sakanaFile: org.apache.spark.rdd.RDD[String] = MapPartitionsRDD[1] at textFile at :21
scala> sakanaFile.count()
res0: Long = 98
scala> val linesWithSpark = sakanaFile.filter(line => line.contains("Spark"))
linesWithSpark: org.apache.spark.rdd.RDD[String] = MapPartitionsRDD[2] at filter at :23
scala> linesWithSpark.count()
res1: Long = 19
scala> linesWithSpark.collect()

scala> linesWithSpark.collect.foreach(println)


Two weeks ago I visited 10 refugee camps in Germany and talked with a lot of fugitives. Most of them where happy to tell their stories and agreed to be photographed. Here is a photo series of 9 of them.

License of the photos is: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
Full photos can be found on 500px.com


In this post I will be going over the steps required to setup snort on an openSUSE 13.2 server. I found that there was very little documentation for opensuse except this very useful pdf. I decided to make a post going over the steps mentioned in this documents so that I have it for my own reference and so that it may help people that stumble across this post on a search engine.

1. Setup

You will need to install all the required development packages so that we can compile snort and daq.

Install Base Development pattern (this will pull in make, gcc, and more):

zypper install -t pattern devel_basis

Install libpcap:

zypper in libpcap-devel

Install libdnet:

zypper in libdnet-devel

2. Download and untar:

Visit https://snort.org/#get-started to find the links to the source files for snort and daq. Once you have them, follow the steps below:

mkdir snort-files
cd snort-files
wget https://snort.org/downloads/snort/daq-[version].tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/downloads/snort/snort-[version].tar.gz
tar zxf daq-[version].tar.gz
tar zxf snort-[version].tar.gz

We will now build daq, note that you need to have installed libpcap-devel in step 1 as daq cannot build without it. Another thing to note is that when running make we can use the -j flag to “set the number of jobs (commands) to run simultaneously”. This means that we can drastically increase our compile speed by simply setting this number higher than 1.

It is recommended that you set this to n+1 where n is the number of CPU cores in your system. Beware that if you set this too high, you will become bottle necked and actually experience speeds slower than a lower amount, say “-j 25 versus -j 2”. This is mostly due to the fact that while the CPU is a bottle neck in compiling, it is not the only bottle neck and thus you will be throttled by your disk I/O speeds. In the commands below, I have left it as “x” so you will have to replace it for your system:

cd daq-[version]
./configure; make -j x ; su -c "make install -j x"
ldconfig -v /usr/local/lib
ldconfig -v /usr/local/lib64
cd ../snort-[version]/
./configure --enable-sourcefire; make -j x; su -c "make install -j x"
ldconfig -v /usr/local/lib
ldconfig -v /usr/local/lib64

Now we just need to copy all the snort configuration files into our systems /etc/ directory.

cp -R /path/to/snort-files/snort-[version]/etc/ /etc/snort/
cd /etc/snort

3. Getting Snort Rules

Now we will need to download the latest snort rules from the snort website. Visit https://snort.org/ and create an account (its free), then once you have confirmed your email, log in, click your email on the top right and then select “Oinkcode” in the menu.

Now you just need to supply your oinkcode when attempting to download the rules. Note that when

03 October, 2015


La Free Software Foundation cumple 30 años luchando por la libertad del código y de los usuarios. ¡FELICIDADES!



Un día como hoy 3 de octubre pero de 1985 se constituía la Free Software Foundation, una fundación sin ánimo de lucro que tenía como misión defender y luchar por la libertad del software, proteger a los desarrolladores creando licencias que les permitieran liberar su código de manera libre y defender la libertad de los usuarios de ese software.

Hace un par de años ya escribí en el blog sobre los 30 años del proyecto GNU. Richard Stallman junto con otros hackers tenían el proyecto de desarollar un sistema operativo similar a Unix pero que fuera software libre, y dio como resultado el proyecto GNU.

Un par de años después decidieron crear la Free Software Foundation para dar cobertura legal y como asociación para llevar a cabo más acciones.

Y hoy 30 años después la Free Software Foundation sigue trabajando para mantener y expandir la libertad del software, aglutinando a toda una comunidad en todo el mundo que lleva a cabo un montón de actividades.


Así que desde este blog, me quiero sumar a la celebración que hoy con motivo del 30 cumpleaños se está celebrando en Boston, en la sede de la FSF, y en todo el mundo, donde simpatizantes en muchos países se unen a la celebración en actos que ellos mismos han organizado, difundiendo la labor de la FSF.

La cabeza visible y “alma mater” de la FSF es Richard Stallman, pero hay mucha otra gente trabajando en muchas áreas para coordinar esfuerzos de una organización con una labor tan importante como esta. Puedes echar un vistazo a la gente que trabaja para la FSF en este enlace:


Durante estos 30 años la FSF se ha mantenido con el trabajo y ayuda de los voluntarios y trabajadores, pero esto tiene unos costos (y que imagino son grandes) las infraestructuras y las actividades que desarrollan necesitan financiarse, y ahí está lo mejor. Para ser independientes lo mejor es no “deber”  favores ni dinero a nadie.

La FSF se financia principalmente por las aportaciones que realizan sus socios. Aportaciones monetarias que sirven para sufragar todos los gastos y poder seguir luchando por la libertad del software y de los usuarios.

¿Te interesaría aportar tu también a la Fundación? Puedes hacerlo donando en esta dirección:

Pero por supuesto hay muchas otras formas de colaborar. Si eres desarrollador puedes publicar tu trabajo bajo las licencias libres (GPL, CC, Copyleft…)

Puedes apoyar las distintas campañas que llevan a cabo regularmente la FSF, en las que tratan de llamar la atención sobre la cara oculta de las bondades que supuestamente nos traen nuevas leyes restrictivas, o nuevos productos tecnológicos que atacan de lleno

02 October, 2015


We’re pleased to announce that the logo for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015. The logo comes from Kukuh Syafaat.

Congratulations, Kukuh Syafaat!!!


A very big thanks from the openSUSE.Asia community to all the logo designers for their time and effort, as well as the voters who actively voted for the event.  We are able to host this event because of such huge support and contributions. We look forward to see you at the Summit.

01 October, 2015


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ID : 3166Le spécialiste des porte-fenêtres Hilarys annonce qu'il migrera en fin d'année d'une solution Oracle hébergée sur serveurs HP-UX vers une solution SAP Hana hébergée sur des serveurs Huawei / SUSE Linux Enterprise Server


TumbleweedA large amount of new packages were released in the 20150924 snapshot, which included the highly anticipated update to Mesa 11.

KDE Frameworks 5.14 release in the TW snapshot added needed functionality with 60 addon libraries to Qt. Breeze updated to 5.4.1, which provides some fixes for complications with GCC 5. Digikam updated from 4.11 to 4.13 to provide fixes for several KDE bugs.

In this last snapshot, HarfBuzz reached its first major version with 1.0.3. According to freedesktop.org, HarfBuzz, an OpenType text shaping engine, was used in the latest versions of Firefox, GNOME, ChromeOS, Chrome, LibreOffice, XeTeX, Android, and KDE, among others.

Other package updates in the 20150924 snapshot can found on the openSUSE Factory mailing list.

Tumbleweed had very few snapshots the past couple weeks, which was due to resources devoted to building the release of the Leap 42.1 Beta as well as some complications to build infrastructure, but new snapshots are forthcoming.

Tumbleweed users can expect LibQ 5.5 and systemd 224 in the next snapshot. Linux kernel 4.2 was checked in and might be in the next TW snapshot. GNOME 3.18 has yet to be released due to a test failure in openQA, but it should become available in one of the upcoming TW snapshots.



There's a tutorial how to create an openSUSE Tumbleweed SD card with MATE. You can follow this tutorial without installing MATE but keep it headless. You can download the image from openSUSE-Tumbleweed-BananaPi-headless-20150928.tar.xz (username: root, password: linux) and continue this tutorial.

Here we'll see how to install ownCloud on openSUSE for Banana Pi M1.

At the end of this tutorial will be a link to the image with ownCloud. Please use an SD card minimum 2GB and re-partition the SD card or use a USB stick to save ownCloud data directory.

Let's start with the procedure.

1. Install ownCloud from the repository. Choose the repository because you can have automatic updates.

zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:community/openSUSE_Factory_ARM/isv:ownCloud:community.repo

zypper refresh

zypper install owncloud

Don't be scared because this is factory repository. This is the official from ownCloud and it's the only one that is for ARM boards.

This will install all nessesary files. It will install apache2 and mariadb. At the end, it'll ask you if you want to see info about seting up mariadb.

You just installed MySQL server for the first time.

You can start it using:
rcmysql start

During first start empty database will be created for your automatically.

To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands:

'/usr/bin/mysqladmin' -u root password 'new-password'
'/usr/bin/mysqladmin' -u root -h password 'new-password'

Alternatively you can run:

which will also give you the option of removing the test
databases and anonymous user created by default. This is
strongly recommended for production servers.

Regarding the servers apache and mariadb. If you're the only one user for ownCloud and don't have problem with speed, then you can use sqlite. If you have more users for the instance, then it's better to use mariadb. It's the same with apache. For lighter installations, you can use lighttpd or ngnix. Here I used apache2 but about database, it's up to you. You can either use sqlite or setup a mariadb darabase.

To setup a mariadb database, follow the commands.

mysql -u root -p


GRANT ALL ON owncloudb.* TO ocuser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'dbpass';

2. Change the file php.ini.

nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

and change the strings (you can search by pressing control+w).

post_max_size = 50G
upload_max_filesize = 25G
max_file_uploads = 200
max_input_time = 3600
max_execution_time = 3600
session.gc_maxlifetime = 3600
memory_limit = 512M

3. Start the webserver.

systemctl start apache2.service
systemctl enable apache2.service

4. Create the data directory

It is recommended to use a data directory located on another partition of your SD card or a USB stick. The image requires minimum 2GB SD card, so you won't have enough storage to save your data.

Let's say you have a USB and you mounted under /mnt/USB folder. Create a directory

30 September, 2015


I won a Banana Pi from ownCloud. So I tried to install openSUSE.

There are 3 options:

1. According to the wiki page, you can download the image they provide but there's no kernel support for Mali400MP2 GPU (who knows if it's fixed by now). No Mali mean no GUI. The link to image is http://download.opensuse.org/ports/armv7hl/tumbleweed/images/.

2. Download the image from http://www.lemaker.org. The GUI used is XFCE.

3. Do it the hard way, build it yourself. I would like to install MATE. I know, I could use the lemaker image.
I followed the page HowTo Build Banana Pi Image.

This post has 2 sections. The first is how to create the SD card and the next one is how to install MATE.

Create the SD card.

1. Create a folder where you're going to work (download the nessesary files).



2. I'll skip the steps 1-5 from the Build it yourself page. You can download the file:


Download also the rootfs openSUSE image file.


3. Create the folder with the ROOTFS_DIR


4. Decompress the file to ROOTFS_DIR


5. Now work with the file BananaPi_hwpack.tar.xz. Decompress the file.

tar xvfJ BananaPi_hwpack.tar.xz

6. Copy related files to the directory ROOTFS_DIR

cp kernel/script.bin ROOTFS_DIR/boot
cp kernel/uImage ROOTFS_DIR/boot

Create the file:

nano ROOTFS_DIR/boot/uEnv.txt

with the following content

mmcboot=fatload mmc 0 0x43000000 script.bin || fatload mmc 0 0x43000000 evb.bin; \
fatload mmc 0 0x48000000 uImage; if fatload mmc 0 0x43100000 uInitrd; \
then bootm 0x48000000 0x43100000; else bootm 0x48000000; fi
uenvcmd=run mmcboot
bootargs=console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 \
disp.screen0_output_mode=EDID:1280x720p60 \
hdmi.audio=EDID:0 root=/dev/mmcblk0p1

Copy the rootfs folder:

cp -r rootfs/* ROOTFS_DIR

7. Now prepare the SD. Format the sdcard (assume the sdcard mounted at /dev/sdb. You can find it with the command cat /proc/partitions)

sudo umount /dev/sdb1

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1k count=1024

sudo dd if=bootloader/u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/dev/sdb bs=1024 seek=8

Create partition (you can do it using gparted too)

sudo fdisk /dev/sdb

* Delete partitions: o
* List partitions: p
* Create new partitions: n
* Primary partitions: p
* Partition number: 1
* Press ENTER twice to use the total size of the card
* Write the partition table: w

Format the parititon

sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1

8. Copy ROOTFS_DIR into sdcard

mkdir mnt
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 mnt
sudo cp -a ROOTFS_DIR/* mnt
sudo sync
sudo umount mnt

Now boot the card. The default username/password are:

Username: root
Password: linux

Unfortunately ssh didn't work. I logged in and changed few things.
First of all I edited the file sshd_conf

nano /etv/ssh/sshd_conf

And found:
Port 22
PasswordAthentication yes
PermitRootlogin yes

Then I used the command

chown -R root /var/lib/empty

29 September, 2015


Que noche! Con mucha ansiedad anticipada y temor de un clima nefasto, asi fue esperado y observado el eclipse total de Luna de este pasado 27 de Septiembre. Varios puntos de observacion en Managua, Masaya, Leon y Granada fueron preparados por un pequeno batallon de astronomos amateurs, dispuestos a observar y compartir este maravillos fenomeno […]


La Agencia de Protección Medioambiental (o EPA por sus siglas en inglés) escribió una carta a la Oficina de Copyright oponiéndose a las excepciones a la ley de Digital Millennium Copyright Act que podrían haber ayudado a revelar el fraude de la empresa automovilística.


A raiz del escándalo de Volkswagen en el que esta empresa engañaba mediante software la cantidad de emisiones tóxicas que sus coches emitian. Surge de nuevo la necesidad de reclamar software libre, que permita estudiarlo y leerlo.

El software libre por estas características no es más vulnerable, ya que hay medios para asegurarse que es original, pero sin embargo sí es más respetuoso con los usuarios, y en este caso en concreto podría haber revelado el fraude con el que la empresa ha estado contaminando valiéndose de software privativo y secreto que nos atacaba a todos y al medio ambiente.

Este artículo está basado en uno escrito Donald Robertson en inglés y que ha publicado la Free Software Foundation (FSF) en su web, y que puedes leer en este enlace:

Primero veamos que dice la wikipedia sobre Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Es una ley de copyright (derechos de reproducción) de Estados Unidos que implementa dos tratados del año 1996 de la OMPI (Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual). Esta ley sanciona no solo la infracción de los derechos de reproducción en sí, sino también la producción y distribución de tecnología que permita sortear las medidas de protección del copyright (comúnmente conocidas como DRM (Digital Rights Management: gestión de derechos digitales); además incrementa las penas para las infracciones al derecho de autor en internet.

La FSF prefiere referirse a DRM como Gestión de Restricciones Digitales (Digital Restrictions Management), ya que es más bien sobre restricciones que sobre derechos lo que regula esta ley.

La Agencia de Protección Medioambiental (EPA) envió directamente una carta a la Oficina de Copyright, en la argumentaba que los usuarios no deberían ser capaces de modificar el software de sus propios vehículos. Ya que suponían que los usuarios podrían violar los controles sobre emisiones que estos realizan.

Creo que su incultura sobre temas tecnológicos queda patente. Hay medios para saber si un software es el original, o ha sido modificado. Por tanto ellos prefieren que exista un software sobre el que usuarios he investigadores no tengan control a uno en el que sólo la empresa que lo desarrolla sabe qué es lo que hace y los demás debemos tener fe… hemos visto que ese modelo es fraudulento ¿en cuantos casos más lo será?

Con software libre, las empresas ni siquiera se arriesgarían a intentar engañar. Con software privativo y cerrado hemos visto que empresas importantes del sector arriesgaron su prestigio para engañar al usuario


一直以來在 Linux 底下我在使用 RDP 連線的工具通常是透過 Terminal Server Client,但詭異的是今天要嘗試透過 Terminal Server Client 連線到 Windows Server 2012 的 RDP 時卻發現一直無法連線,原本以為是主機掛點,後來才發現似乎是 Client 工具支援的問題。

於是改用 rdesktop 這個計畫所分支出來的另外一個軟體 Remmina 來進行 RDP 連線的管理,安裝方式十分簡單:

# zypper in remmina remmina-plugin*

要注意,預設若是直接安裝 remmina 套件是不支援除了 SSH/SFTP 以後的協定,所以要記得將 Plugin 套件安裝起來才可以在協定選擇中使用其他連線協定

28 September, 2015


As compras on-line estão cada vez mais expostas ao crime de Falsidade ideológica. Sendo assim, para combater esta prática o CERTIFACE ® 3D entra em cena com suas técnicas inovadoras de análise 3D matemática em tempo real(como o desvio padrão da nuvem tridimensional da face). O processamento é efetuado à 30fps, o que torna mais preciso a verificação imediata. O sistema agora funciona no browser assim facilitando a sua utilização, ou seja dispensando a instalação de software na máquina cliente.



Não é o meu caso, mas para os viciados em refrigerante ou água com gás, imagina controlar até o nível de gaseificação da sua bebida. A Sodastream nasceu com este propósito, ou seja uma máquina caseira de refrigerante. Além de evitar desperdício no consumo, sua bebida torna-se personalizada (coeficiente de açucar e gás). Fica aqui a DICA NERD!

Todo o conjunto estão disponíveis em lojas on-line, os refis dos xaropes custam entre R$ 25,00 e R$ 35,00, o recipiente custa em torno de  R$ 60,00. Se estiver interessado, a seguir os links de referencia…

27 September, 2015

Michael Meeks: 2015-09-27 Sunday.

21:00 UTCmember

  • Up late, listened to a rather fine sermon; packed, passed the cathedral, coach to the airport, slept on the flight, slept on the train, picked up in Cambridge by wonderful wife & babes. Home for pizza tea.


La de ayer, fue una tarde llena de sorpresas y descubrimientos personales. Mi esposa y yo tuvimos nuevamente el placer y privilegio de ir al evento TEDx Managua, edicion 2015; en el cual una nueva camada de ponentes se unieron junto con sus ideas y vivencias a la creciente familia de TEDx (de la cual […]


AMD Catalyst 15.9 (fglrx 15.201.1151) wurde veröffentlicht und unterstützt Grafikkarten ab Radeon HD 5000 und höher. Das Skript makerpm-amd-15.9.sh steht ab sofort zum Download zur Verfügung und unterstützt openSUSE 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2 und Tumbleweed sowie bis Kernel 4.2 (offiziell nur bis Kernel 3.19).

Wichtiger Hinweis: Die erste Beta-Version von openSUSE Leap (zukünftige openSUSE 42.1) wurde vor wenigen Tagen veröffentlicht. Jedoch wurde der AMD Treiber noch nicht an die neue Version angepasst. Dazu werde ich mich in den nächsten Tagen näher beschäftigen und ein weiteres Update bereitstellen.

Ein weiterer Hinweis: Nach einigen Experimenten mit dem GNOME Desktopmanager konnte ich ihn nicht zum Laufen bringen. Da scheint tatsächlich etwas im Argen zu sein. Hierzu werde ich die AMD Entwickler kontaktieren. Als Workaround empfehle ich für GNOME einen anderen Desktopmanager wie z.B. lightdm bis das Problem behoben ist.

Gelöste Probleme:

  • [425910] Driver installation sometimes fails on Ubuntu 14.04.3
  • [424450] Company of Heroes® 2 – Game crashes while running the performance test
  • [424794] Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor – Corruption observed in game
  • [424882] DIRT® Showdown – Corruption observed in game
  • [425234] DIRT® Showdown – Game crashes after the loading screen
  • [424802] DOTA™ 2 – Application hang observed while exiting the game
  • [424255] AMD Catalyst™ Installer removing EGL links resulting in Xserver/Xorg load failure
  • [423471] Unable to switch desktop mode after installing AMD Catalyst™ driver
  • [423735] Renaming Counter-Strike: GO and other Steam game binary improves performance

Bekanntes Problem:

  • [419960]: Vari-Bright on some configurations is not decreasing brightness as expected

Link: AMD Catalyst 15.9 Release Notes

Folgende Steam-Spiele habe ich getestet und laufen mit diesem Treiber (Fettdruck = Neu):

26 September, 2015

Michael Meeks: 2015-09-26 Saturday.

21:00 UTCmember

  • Out to board meetings much of the morning with employees; lunch together, back for more talks at the Cabinn (somehow fell asleep) - out to a fine Italian restaurant in the evening.


Любопытно, но готового пакета с Popcorn-Time для OpenSUSE не нашлось во всей OBS. В сети имеется установочный скрипт, который по идее должен ставить приложение, но скрипт, увы, устарел и больше не работает. Если вы хотите поставить Popcorn-Time вручную, то это сделать совсем не сложно. Но гораздо удобнее всё же воспользоваться обновлённым скриптом, который я сделал. Скрипт протестирован на OpenSUSE 13.2 64 bit.


25 September, 2015

Michael Meeks: 2015-09-25 Friday.

21:00 UTCmember

  • Dragged myself from sleep somehow; gave a final talk on regressions (as hybrid PDF):
    Regressions - hybrid PDF
  • Wandered the conference talking to people variously; fun. Out for dinner afterwards with some friends, bed earlyish.


Les développeurs openSUSE viennent de sortir la Beta de la future version Leap 42.1 qui fourni un nouveau look.


Pour cette version classique (avec sorties régulières) Grub a été complété de Plymouth qui propose une démarrage plus visuel aux utilisateurs installant et utilisant Leap sur leur ordinateur ou via une machine virtuelle.


Le nouveau fond d’écran est spécifique à la verison Leap et openSUSE Tumbleweed aura sa propre image par défaut afin de les distinguer facilement.

Les utilisateurs souhaitant un système GNU/Linux stable sur le long terme peuvent attendre de Leap l’utilisation la branche la plus avancée du noyau Linux 4.1 avec un support à long terme qui fourni une amélioration significative pour les architectures ARM.

Si vous voulez tester cette Beta vous pouvez la télécharger et l’installer sur votre ordinateur ou sur une machine virtuelle telle que virtualbox.

La version finale sortira le 4 novembre pendant la SUSECon d’Amsterdam.

Cette version Leap Beta est retournée sur XDM 1.1.10 plutôt que sur la 1.1.11, qui est utilisée sur Tumbleweed et sur la 13.2.

Le KDE Plasma Framwork a été mis à jour de 5.12.0 vers 5.13.0 et beaucoup de paquets ont été ajoutés. Il y a environ 7 200 paquets dans cette Beta..


Pour rappel Leap est développé à partir du code source de SUSE Linux Enterprise et assemblé par des développeurs de logiciels Libres et Open Sources pour fournir une distribution totalement différente.

Sources :

L’annonce officielle [en] : https://news.opensuse.org/2015/09/24/opensuse-releases-leap-beta/

L’annonce sur Alionet [fr] : https://www.alionet.org/content.php?702-Sortie-d-openSUSE-Leap-42-1-Beta-!



24 September, 2015

Michael Meeks: 2015-09-24 Thursday.

21:00 UTCmember

  • To the conference, enjoyed various talks - great to hear from Eliane / EDX in Brazil. Hacked on slides. Gave a talk that tried to capture some of the work that has been done in the last year as hybrid PDF:
    A year of VCL - hybrid PDF
  • Lunch; Thorsten's talk, partner meeting. Out to a rather fine party in the evening (via. a rather circuitous route). Bed rather late.


Aujourd'hui est sortie la bêta de Leap 42.1, avec comme changement très visible l'introduction d'un nouveau thème officiel.

Changements pour cette bêta

La nouveauté la plus visible est le nouveau thème officiel de Leap 42.1 qui est finalement assez proche de ce que l'on attendait, à part pour l'écran de connexion.

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A pedidos de todos a seguir um video das funcionalidades do Firefox OS 3.0.0. pre-release com também a nova ROM disponível neste LINK. No artigo do Viva O Linux foi disponibilizado a ROM versão e então além do vídeo o bônus da nova versão do mesmo. Ressalto que o vídeo é bem simples e não foi ensaiado, e tem a finalidade de prover uma avaliação previa, assim ajudando a decisão de instalação ou não do sistema.


Prosciutto, anchovy and onion pizza.Yesterday’s release of the first Leap Beta in the 42 series has people excited. Another thing that gets people excited is pizza, so why not combine the two for a Leap Betafest Pizza Party. That’s right; there will be plenty of time before the official release, so why not test the beta and eat some pizza. Have a Betafest 42.1!

Download the Beta…

The latest testing release is available at software.opensuse.org in the development version.

This release is the final release before openSUSE goes into Release Candidate and need feedback. Please install it on a VM, virtualbox or on your hardware. Report and help fix any problems you encounter.

mmm Pizza…

Get the Pizza (and a place to eat this). Geeko in Nuremberg will have a party on Oct. 2 at 1300 UTC. Any Leap or Tumbleweed users in Nuremberg are welcome to attend by signing up on the wiki page. If there’s no party around, you can organize your own. Be sure to check the wiki page!

Organize your own BetaPizza Release Party

If there’s no Betafest in your area, organize your own! Pick a local pizza place or get some delivered to your home or office; invite friends and colleagues and put your party on the wiki. A new openSUSE user may show up!

If you are unsure of how to do it, read this.

Testing and even helping out!

The focus of Betafest is about building a local openSUSE community and testing Leap 42.1 Beta2. This means installing it and submitting bug reports when you bump into trouble. Download it and put it on an USB stick or a DVD so people can get to work right away!

Bugs should be reported and can be tracked via Bugzilla. Find a how-to on reporting bugs on the wiki.
Discussions about openSUSE development takes place on the factory mailing list. openSUSE Factory is the development release of openSUSE. If you want to help out, please see the wiki page on contributing to Factory. Contributing is easy and very welcomed!

There is plenty of help available on the Development page on the openSUSE wiki and you are more than welcome to ask for help on the openSUSE factory mailing list or on the openSUSE IRC channels!

Have a lot of fun

Whatever bugs you find, remember Betafest is about having fun! It doesn’t matter what technical knowledge you or the other visitors have – as long as you are having fun.

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Ça y est, GNOME 3.18 est sorti ce mercredi 23 septembre. Cette nouvelle version apporte beaucoup d'améliorations, aussi


openSUSE Leap 42.1 en su versión Beta ya está disponible para descargar y probar. Te harás una idea de lo que vendrá en esta nueva versión de esta distribución de GNU/Linux.

Beta_openSUSEHoy se ha lanzado la versión beta de desarrollo de lo que será la nueva versión de openSUSE, cumpliendo el calendario de lanzamientos previsto.

Esta nueva versión de openSUSE Leap 42.1 trae un nuevo artwork rediseñado en el inicio, tanto en el Grub como en el Plymouth, como ya pudiste leer puntualmente y en primicia en este blog.

También habrá un rediseño del artwork en su versión rolling release de openSUSE Tumbleweed, creando así dos ambientes diferenciados, para que indiscutiblemente sepas desde el inicio qué versiónes la que usas.

Como siempre puedes desacargar ISO de la versión en desarrollo desde el enlace habitual:

Ya sabes, que cuanto más se pruebe, en diferentes hardware, diferentes software y diferentes usuarios con diferentes necesidades y usos, mucho mejor. Reportar errores, software que echas en falta etc, hará que la versión final salga lo más pulida y estable posible.

Como bien he comentado en muchas ocasiones, esta renovada versión de openSUSE Leap 42.1 se construye con el código fuente de SUSE Linux Enterprise, lo que asegura una base sólida. Y sobre esa base la comunidad va montando una nueva distribución de GNU/Linux.

Leap ofrecerá estabilidad y soporte durante mucho tiempo, por lo que es una opción indicada para aquellos que quieren instalar un sistema operativo olvidarse de él y sólo disfrutar, trabajar y sacarle el mayor partido al PC sin dolores de cabeza.

La próxima cita será con la primera versión candidata el 15 de octubre, mientras saborea esta versión Beta. Puedes leer el anuncio oficial en este enlace:


Al hilo de este anuncio, ayer leí en la web del Replicante, que el proyecto Gnome, uno de los grandes entornos de escritorio, ha lanzado una nueva versión la 3.18 con muchas mejoras. Pronto muchas distribuciones la implementarán y estará disponible, entre ellas openSUSE Tumbleweed.

Pero la gente de Gnome, ha creado unas ISO’s en la que puedes testear su nuevo escritorio, y han escogido para hacerlo openSUSE. ¿Por algo será no? ;) Puedes descargar la ISO de prueba de este nuevo Gnome con openSUSE en este enlace:



canvasToday openSUSE released the Beta of Leap 42.1, providing an all new look that deviates from previous versions.

The newest regular release from openSUSE has changes to Grub and Plymouth, which provides an impressive introduction to users setting up and using Leap on their hardware or virtual machines.

This new imagery is specific to Leap and openSUSE’s rolling release Tumbleweed will have its own new imagery in the future, which is distinctly different from Leap so users will know what system they are using if they are uses of both distributions.

Users wanting a long-term, stable Linux system can expect Leap to use the most advanced long-term supported branch of the Linux kernel, 4.1 series, which provides significant improvements to ARM hardware architecture.

Anyone who wants to be a tester should download the Beta and test it on their hardware or virtualbox. Testers who do download and try the Beta are encouraged to try their favorite application or simply use it until the scheduled release of Leap’s RC1 on Oct. 15. Testing and reporting bugs will help improve the RC1 release as well as the official release of openSUSE Leap, which is scheduled for release Nov. 4 during SUSECon in Amsterdam.

The Leap Beta reverts back to XDM 1.1.10 rather than 1.1.11, which is available for Tumbleweed and 13.2.

The Beta has an update to KDE Plasma Framwork from 5.12.0 to 5.13.0 and well as additional packages.

There are about 7,200 packages in the Beta.

Leap is developed using core source code from SUSE Linux Enterprise and ingenuity from Free and Open Source Software developers to provide an entirely different distribution for Linux users.

23 September, 2015

Michael Meeks: 2015-09-23 Wednesday.

21:00 UTCmember

  • Up early, poked slides; rushed breakfast; out to the conference - enjoyed the opening talks; lunch with Simon, gave a keynote on LibreOffice and Collabora:
    LibreOffice and Collabora slides - hybrid PDF
  • Caught up with Noel Grandin & fixed Peralex' gitdm-config affiliation, Noel: an impressive proportion of commits.
  • Talked to partners, customers, awesome hackers, wandered the conference - scads of old friends; up late with Caolan, Cor & Kendy. Up late writing slides on VCL.

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