Monday, April 16, 2007

Walking around the Hetzleser Berg

We planned last week to go on sunday to the Lillachtal north of Nürnberg - using one of the tour tips of our local public transportation. In the morning our group of 9 people - former and current colleagues and a partner - took the train to Igensberg. Instead of doing the planned trip to the east, we somehow managed to walk in the opposite direction. Once we noticed this, our travel guides came up with an excellent plan B: A walk around the Hetzleser Berg. The tour took us through some

lovely forests, over fields,

along cherry trees in blossom (beautiful!), to a nice beer garden in the middle of a forest - lunch break -

to Kunreuth's lovely village Regensberg with a wide view of the area - enjoyed together with some some rhubarb cake - , and its small church which was part of the former castle

to the 1000 year old lime tree in Kasberg and then finally to

Gräfenberg with the brewery Lindenbräu - time for a final snack and good beer.

All in all around 23 kilometers of walking through lovely sunshine without any clouds - a lovely and enjoyable day!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha3 is out

I just released openSUSE 10.3 Alpha3 on the opensuse-announce mailing list.

The following are some highlights of Alpha3 compared to Alpha2:
  • On x86-64: Firefox is now a 64-bit package and uses nspluginwrapper to handle 32-bit i386 plugins if needed.
  • AppArmor uses now a new parser. The kernel patches have been reworked completely. Please do test AppArmor extensively (see below).
  • GNOME 2.18 mostly integrated.
  • Update to Kernel 2.6.21 RC5
  • New opensuse-updater running natively under GNOME
  • Further fixes for using libata by default for IDE devices
  • New yast2-ftp-server module.
  • The package manager handles more than one CD/DVD drive.
A more detailed list of changes is available via our news page.