Sunday, May 13, 2007

» Project launch: openSUSE Software Portal / Application Manager

Today we had our first/kick-off IRC meeting about the "openSUSE Software Portal / Application Manager" project. Read a description about the project and its goals here: Software_Portal The transcript of the IRC meeting is available here: Software_Portal/Meetings/2007_05_12/transcript The interesting bits are that we're going to have a shot at a brilliant solution for managing application/package installation/update (both from a technical point of view and in terms of ease of use), and that the initiative and the resources come from the community (currently, Justin, Benjamin and I, with sPiN joining for web design and Francis later on).
openSUSE folks, it's time to stop whining, step up and make it happen. If you're interested in joining the project, you're more than welcome, especially if you've got good skills in Java development, web design, artwork design, Python/YCP development, or just ideas, wishes, time, and feel like contributing to the effort. Just get in touch with me or, better, subscribe to the mailing-list and let us know about it.

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Blogger HauntedBeing said...

I have a question? Is this a OpenSuSe project or a Novell one? When I click to subscribe I get pointed to sign in at Novell. I feel you would get more input if you pointed this to the OpenSUSE community then you would towards Novell. I am a member of Novell but feel development of SUSE is better with the community then with Novell.

Blogger Justin said...

George: This is a community project. We're using Novell's free Novell Forge hosting for this project however :)

--Justin Haygood

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice, but isn't that what CNR and klik already have since ages? Why does every distro want to re-invent the wheel? Go ahead and join one of the existing software portals (including freshmeat) instead of re-inventing the wheel, AGAIN.


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