• CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD released

    The first version of GeekoCFD can be downloaded from SUSE Studio Gallery. This brings all the features listed in my previous announcement, plus a few fixed to the installation system of the live-DVD, an updated kernel and Java virtual machine, and a few other minor fixes listed in the changelog. I am waiting to know if the distribution can be freely released without modifications, or if I have to remove the openSUSE branding to be able to do that. The SUSE Studio and openSUSE team should answer soon. In the meanwhile, you must have a SUSE Studio account to access to the images. I have a few (8) invitations left,…

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD is coming…

    GeekoCFD is a live distribution based on openSUSE 11.3 – 64 bit, whose purpose is to provide easy and immediate access to open-source scientific tools, in particular for computational fluid dynamics. The live distribution was created with SUSE Studio, whose team was very helpful in the process of solving some small problems during the setup. Almost all the packages provided in the images were prepared by openSUSE developers and community volunteers, to whom most of the merit should go. The features of the distribution are the following: System OpenSUSE 11.3 – 64 bit Kernel 2.6.34 gcc 4.5.0 KDE 4.4.4 Scientific software cantor enGrid 1.2.0 gmsh 2.4.2 grace gsl wxMaxima and…

  • openSUSE

    Some comment on openSUSE 11.3

    OpenSUSE 11.3 has just been released, after eight months of development. It follows openSUSE 11.2, one of the best openSUSE releases of the last years, at least in my opinion. Unfortunately openSUSE 11.3 does not seem to be at the same level. It still is a good core release, but it is not as clean as openSUSE users are used to. First of all, it seems the release was rushed again, without preparing the last very important details: there are no official repositories for accelerated video drivers, a problem that affected also other releases in the past, disappointing users, especially the new and inexperienced ones. Someone claims this is not…

  • Linux,  openSUSE

    Installing Skype on openSUSE 11.3 – 64 bit

    The openSUSE project is going to release openSUSE 11.3 very soon, and, as usual, some additional work is necessary to make Skype work on the 64 bit version, since the original package for openSUSE 11+ is compiled only for 32-bit systems. These instructions are not necessary on 32-bit systems. Before installing the Skype RPM you find on Skype website, you have to install the following packages, if not already present on your system: libasound2-32bit xorg-x11-libXv-32bit xorg-x11-libs-32bit libqt4-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit libpng12-0-32bit These packages were not installed by default on my system after performing a clean installation of openSUSE 11.3 from the KDE live-CD. It is possible they are already present in other…

  • openSUSE

    openSUSE 11.3 is coming!

    Geeko, the openSUSE chameleon, is going to release the newest and greenest version of openSUSE in July. A counter has been created, as usual, and gives you also an idea of the new artwork that will come with the distribution. You can see it in the sidebar. Enjoy 🙂

  • openSUSE

    R is there, a bit hidden…

    R is available for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise on the openSUSE Build Service. Unfortunately it is not so easy to find because the search engine requires more than two letters in the search. However, you can find a complete list of 1-click install links here. Thanks to Detlef Steuer who took care of preparing the page 🙂

  • openSUSE

    JabRef packaged for openSUSE 11.2

    JabRef is a very good multi-platform (it works on Linux, Mac, Windows) tool to manage BibTeX files, with advanced functionalities like automatic management of journal abbreviations, integration with Lyx and many more. You can find the RPM for openSUSE 11.2 in my repository on the openSUSE buildservice. Enjoy 🙂