Our dear friends at KDE have a really nifty feature in their Bugzilla. They mark easy tasks or “low-hanging fruits” with the “JJ:” prefix (meaning Junior Job). We like the idea so much that we decided to adopt it in our Bugzilla too. I created a trimmed URL - http://tr.im/opensusejj - which lists all such issues.
I’m sure you all heard about the openSUSE Conference 2009 that took place in September in Nuremberg. Not so many know about the RPM Summit that was a part of the conference during its first two days. Idea to create something like this started at LinuxTag 2009 when Zonker invited Florian to Nuremberg. One thing lead to another and in the end we managed to get several important people into one room (or to join us via conf call) and we kept them there until all problems with RPM and package management in general were solved. Well, not really, there was a lot to discuss and there still is, but you got the point. :-)
During the last weekend we released version 2.3 of our in-browser SVG editor called SVG-edit. If I was a DnB producer I would call this a “massive” release, because it includes lots of new features. :-) To name some of them:
Michael Schroeder has finally updated the RPM package in openSUSE to the latest upstream version 4.7.1. \o/ There were LOTS of bugfixes, enhancements and internal API changes which are probably not very interesting for mere mortals, but what do they mean for packagers? Here’s a list of important changes for them:
Počas minulého týždňa sa viac ako 130 z vás zapojilo do súťaže o výber mena pre nášho chameleóna v pražskej ZOO. Obdržali sme viac ako 150 skvelých nápadov a naša skalná komunita, ktorá sa zdržuje na IRC kanáli #susecz mala čo robiť, aby z nich vybrala najlepší. Medzi návrhmi sa objavili rôzne pôvabné mená ako Bugísek, Susík či Zmizík, ale nakoniec zvíťazil Jastík.
From time to time I use Mac OS X and I really like the application management with its dock. I came across several different implementations for KDE 4, but they were usually too immature and not very pretty. I was very surprised when I finally found a decent implementation called Daisy.
Today I stumbled upon blogpost by Andreas Gohr called identi.ca Mosaic. He took 30.000 avatars of identi.ca users and created a mosaic from them using the metapixel software. What a great idea! How about doing something similar for openSUSE folks?
This week we had Hack Week event when everyone was welcome to use Innovation time on FOSS projects or even start the new one! I spent most of the time on hacking the Game Store, which I introduced in my previous blogpost. The package is now ready for you in the Build Service.
I was adding some new packages to our games repository in openSUSE Build Service, when I realized that we have over 150 games at this one centralized place! Wouldn’t it be great if there was an application which would allow users to browse through games, filter them by genres or names, view the screenshots and read the information about the games?