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Table of Contents

Internal News ....................................................................................................................................................... open-slx Weekly News Team .......................................................................................................................... open-slx Portal ...................................................................................................................................................... New articles in the knowledgebase ................................................................................................................. In the Community ................................................................................................................................................. News from the blogosphere ........................................................................................................................... Audio version of the Weekly News .................................................................................................................. Round about Linux ................................................................................................................................................ Announcements ............................................................................................................................................ Kernel Review ....................................................................................................................................................... Schaibas Weekly Kernel News - 29.07.2012 ...................................................................................................... Games Corner ....................................................................................................................................................... Richard Stallman on Steam for Linux ............................................................................................................... Games Log ................................................................................................................................................... Feedback ............................................................................................................................................................. Acknowledgements ...............................................................................................................................................

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We are pleased to announce the 26th issue of the open-slx Weekly News. Enjoy reading :-)

Internal News
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open-slx Portal
This section contains news from the open-slx forums and new articles from the knowledgebase.

New articles in the knowledgebase
Updating Plasma Active
A new article arrived in the knowledgebase. This article explains how to handle updates (Bug x or Securitypatches) with Plasma Active. Source: open-slx Knowledgebase
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In the Community
News from the blogosphere
"EPUB export in Calligra Words"
"I have long wanted to push Calligra Words as a tool for writing ebooks. It has a simple and intuitive UI that should lend it well to an author's needs. In fact it can remove all the UI elements and just leave the contents on the screen by pressing just two keys: ctrl-h. Here is a picture of Words in 'author mode' (it's not really called that, but it kind of is anyway):

However there are several other things that we need to implement before we can credibly say that it's good for ebooks. One of them is that there is no way to save to the standard ebook formats. But today there was a breakthrough in that area! Mojtaba Shahi Senobari (moji) and I have worked on an odt-to-epub ilter and today we got the output through the epub validator at http://validator.idpf.org/ for the irst time. Here is a screenshot to prove it:

Granted, it doesn't support much formatting, it doesn't support pictures yet and it doesn't split up the contents into chapters. But we have the very basics working and after some cleanup we will push it into the master branch so that others can help out. If you want to check it out, the branch name is export-epub-moji." ” Source: Inge Wallin
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Audio version of the Weekly News
We currently produce only a German version of open-slx Weekly News. You can nd it here: http://saigkill.homelinux.net/ podcast.

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Round about Linux
Announcements
LinuxCon Europe
Big names like Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth have already signed up for Linuxcon Europe, the conference about Linux, which is dated 5 to 7 November in Barcelona, Spain. Linus Torvalds will be in a panel discussion with Dirk Hohndel, Intel's manager for the "Linux and Open Source Technologies", about the current development of the Linux kernel. Mark Shuttleworth will talk about Ubuntu's usability of desktops and cloud. The schedule will be nalized now that the Call for Participation concluded on 1 August. EFL Developer Day is one of the events that will take place at the other side events . Attendees will learn about the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) as well as the entire development of the e17 window manager from the past, present, and future. Source: heise ,
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Kernel Review
Schaibas Weekly Kernel News - 29.07.2012
This is Schaiba's Weekly Kernel News. Source: schaibas blog
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Games Corner
This Section contains information about Linux games or games that run under Linux.

Richard Stallman on Steam for Linux
Richard Stallman has mixed feelings with Valve's desire to port Steam to Linux. He thinks that this could bring more users to Linux which is always good. But he also thinks that some freedom will be lost with this non-free software. Overall he thinks that there are more good than bad things. Quellen: heise open ,
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5 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/cfp 6 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/co-located-events 7 http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Torvalds-und-Shuttleworth-auf-der-Linuxcon-Europe-1650710.html 8 http://www.golem.de/news/linuxcon-europe-linus-torvalds-spricht-in-barcelona-1207-93406.html 9 http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=29601124 10 http://schaiba.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/kernel-news-29-07-2012/ 11 http://www.pro-linux.de/news/1/18673/richard-stallmann-ueber-steam-fuer-linux.html 12 https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/nonfree-games.en.html

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Games Log
• Valve-CEO Gabe Newell dislikes Windows Store and thinks Linux is a better choice for Steam Source: OMG! Ubuntu!
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• Pioneer Alpha 24 The space adventure game Pioneer plays in the 31st century and is similar to Frontier: Elite 2 . Source: Pioneer
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Acknowledgements
We would like to thank the following organizations that help make the open-slx Weekly News project possible: • Ubuntuusers.de
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