opensuse-community.org OR opensuse.org

I know there is documentation changes going on, but which is the “official” documentation, the documentation at opensuse-community or en.opensuse.org? Is opensuse-org old and opensuse-community new? Should we look in both places for help?

For example:

1a) opensuse-community.org/Package_Sources
OR
1b) en.opensuse.org/Package_repositories

Thank you.

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Check the whois database for each.

http://whois.domaintools.com/opensuse.org
http://whois.domaintools.com/opensuse-community.org

Google also found this:

http://www.aboutus.org/OpensUse-Community.org

Good luck.

opensuseforumorg42 wrote:
> I know there is documentation changes going on, but which is the
> “official” documentation, the documentation at opensuse-community or
> en.opensuse.org? Is opensuse-org old and opensuse-community new? Should
> we look in both places for help?
>
> For example:
>
> 1a) opensuse-community.org/Package_Sources
> OR
> 1b) en.opensuse.org/Package_repositories
>
> Thank you.
>
>
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opensuseforumorg42 wrote:
> I know there is documentation changes going on, but which is the
> “official” documentation, the documentation at opensuse-community or
> en.opensuse.org?

a person who didn’t like the way opensuse.org was going decided to
launch opensuse-community.org, as is his right…

therefore, the entirety of the official documentation provided by “the
openSUSE Community” sponsored by Novell (the purchaser of the German
software company named SuSE) is found exclusively at opensuse.org or
novell.com

> Is opensuse-org old and opensuse-community new?

i have absolutely no idea which is more ‘current’ (i’ve only been to
the opensuse-community site a couple of times…

> Should we look in both places for help?

for help…you mean asking questions? or self seeking answers in
“official documentation”…the latter can be found here and EVERYWHERE
someone wants to host it…it is free and open like the software…

the question becomes: is the documentation you find everywhere on the
net as accurate and complete as “the openSUSE Community” or Novell can
make it? and the answer is: yes, as long as you are connected directly
to opensuse.org or novell.com

> For example:
>
> 1a) opensuse-community.org/Package_Sources
> OR
> 1b) en.opensuse.org/Package_repositories

i have no idea who controls or checks the security or completeness of
the packages offered on the opensuse-community site…

i’m not saying they are not perfectly safe and complete…i will say
that i have never personally installed a package from there so can’t
make a judgment on their currency or completeness…

well, i can’t tell…maybe opensuse-community.org is not actually
hosting any repos at all, but simply pointing to existing ‘official’
repos…hmmmm, sorry i can’t tell exactly what their links are
pointing to…

oh, it seems they are just pointing to the same “community” repos
available in YaST and have not actually added any value (just a little
confusion)


palladium

I’ve been double bookmarking links because I didn’t know which was correct/current.

And on the en.opensuse.org pages, I’ve seen text like shown below and thought that meant en.opensuse.org (green lizard) was moving to opensuse-community.org (blue lizard).

Is there a 3rd location, a wiki location?

Text:

This article has been reviewed!
The content complies with community quality guidelines and is based on the approved Wiki Style Guidelines. Do not make major edit until it has been moved to the new wiki by the ‘administrators’. Last changed: 16:57, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Example links:

opensuseforumorg42 wrote:
> And on the en.opensuse.org pages, I’ve seen text like shown below and
> thought that meant en.opensuse.org (green lizard) was moving to
> opensuse-community.org (blue lizard).

no, those notes indicate that the wiki pages currently on
en.opensuse.org are being reviewed and readied to move to
wiki.opensuse.org

where you will see the same green gecko because it is still the same
“top level domain” (opensuse.org) owned an operated by “The openSUSE
Community” sponsored by Novell…

got it? but, none of that is to say the good folks at
opensuse-community.org don’t have good stuff (i just don’t know for
sure if they do, or not…like said before i’ve not spent a great deal
of time there)…

they say right on the front page of their site “This site is not meant
to in any way create a duplication of effort to what is already on
http://openSUSE.org, but rather to be a supplement to what is there.”

so, i guess if i look around there i will find some supplemental
info…AND there is supplemental info on LOTS of sites…use google to
find them…


palladium

This is totally wrong. openSUSE-Community.org was set up by community members to host documentation that can’t be hosted on the “official wiki” for legal reasons (as this will imply the responsibility of Novell, which provides en.opensuse.org wiki infrastructures).

Actually, opensuse-community “is not meant to in any way create a duplication of effort to what is already on http://openSUSE.org, but rather to be a supplement to what is there.”

The new, cleaned wiki is actually hosted in wiki.o.o, and will replace en.o.o on the medium/long term.

Spyhawk wrote:

> This is totally wrong. openSUSE-Community.org was set up by community
> members to host documentation that can’t be hosted on the “official
> wiki” for legal reasons

WOW…i didn’t know that…thanks for speaking up! really!! i don’t
have any idea exactly how i got the wrong impression…hmmmm…

i guess now that i know it is not a “splinter group” (tending to
further fractionate the “Linux community”) i need to spend more time
over there…huh?


palladium

Yes, exactly.

Actually, opensuse-community.org is more an “unofficial website officially recognized” (or the other way, you choose) :slight_smile:

For example, see Software.openSUSE.org page : this official codecs download page clearly links to opensuse-community.org, with an official disclaimer : " The linked sites are not under the control of Novell and Novell is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site… "