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openSUSE 13.2 release and other goodness

Posted in Jolla, opensuse by mschlander on 04/11/2014

Today happens to be my birthday, I’ve taken some days off work and there’s a lot of good stuff going on.

Tumbleweed is dead, long live Tumbleweed

Earlier today Richard Brown informed that the planned merge of Tumbleweed into Factory has been completed. So starting from today the “old” Tumbleweed is dead, and Factory will continue as a rolling release distro under the name openSUSE Tumbleweed.

Black Other Half

As a birthday present I got the Keira Black Other Half from the Jolla Store for my Jolla. Which of course isn’t just a cover, it’s a smart cover which also adds a cool ambience including ringtones etc.

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Kickstarter for TOHKBD

The Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for TOHKBD (The Other Half Keyboard, scroll down on the link for videos and more). A physical QWERTY keyboard for the Jolla smartphone, has kicked off today, and so far gotten off to a flying start.

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openSUSE 13.2

Of course most importantly openSUSE 13.2 was released minutes ago.

This is the first release based on the stabilized rolling release distro Factory (well, Tumbleweed, starting today). It features a greatly improved installer, Plasma 5 as a tech preview, QML based NetworkManager plasmoid, Btrfs+XFS as default filesystem. See here for a detailed list of new features.

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Also the nice and stable, feature frozen KDE 4 workspace should be mentioned. A lot people who used KDE 3.5.x back in the day, will remember the joys of a stable and feature frozen desktop environment only getting bugfix and polish. Also 13.2 comes with a new, light coloured desktop theme.

Of course openSUSE-Guide.Org has been updated for the 13.2 release.

And, as always, remember to join our community and help make 13.3 even better than 13.2!

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  1. Peter said, on 01/08/2015 at 1:50

    Can you confirm your GPG key details as used for signing packages?


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