Linux Saloon 31: openSUSE Leap 15.4

openSUSE Leap is a type of a hybrid Linux distribution where it uses source from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), which gives Leap a level of stability unmatched by other Linux distributions, and combines that with community developments to give users, developers and sysadmins the best stable Linux experience available.

This was, perhaps, the most anticipated distro exploration we have done on Linux Saloon by me so far. I super enjoy sharing my affinity for the openSUSE project in any form and Leap is no less a part of the project I lack enthusiasm. I was really pleased at the feedback of openSUSE Leap 15.4 as I seemed to have developed some blind spots for some things, even blind spots for some of the great features of it.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed being a part of it!

openSUSE offers Leap, an LTS-style distribution that shares its code base with SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), effectively making Leap a non-commercial version of its enterprise-grade operating system. The flexibility of openSUSE makes it easy to re-purpose for specific goals like running a web or e-mail server.

00:00:00 Intro
00:01:23 Sravan Playing Python and Qt Toolkit
00:11:18 Vash creating content on YouTube
00:13:26 Colin and his channel update
00:14:35 Peter suspend troubles with cordless mouse
00:19:19 openSUSE Leap 15.4 Exploration Intro
00:25:18 Distro Setup experience
00:47:08 Applications in openSUSE Leap 15.4
00:55:20 General User Experience
01:43:08 Panel reasons for trying openSUSE Leap 15.4
01:53:26 On the menu for next week, Open Mic Night
01:54:10 Housekeeping
01:58:17 Community Free Pour, Skrapjaw Found Vintage Hardware
02:02:35 Bloopers

qt python documentation:
Qt Widgets Examples - Qt for Python

qt development tools:
Embedded Software Development Tools & Cross Platform IDE | Qt Creator

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Yast Cubiclenate article:
Top 11 Reasons YaST makes openSUSE Awesome – CubicleNate's Techpad

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Hi everyone, thanks for another great episode.

@sradjoker For adding a quick GUI on top of a program or script have you ever tried Zenity? It’s dead-simple and scriptable via Bash, so doesn’t require the complexities of Python or C++. That’s what I used for the language support GUI in SpiralLinux to add a more friendly way of pointing users toward some Synaptic and dpkg functions.


That is a neat project. I feel like I would want something similar but that used the Qt library. Is that too much to ask? :laughing:

Hey there @CubicleNate .

It looks like there is a Qt clone of Zenity, but it’s not popular or packaged for most distros:

Probably the best option for a Plasma user would be KDialog:

The only caveat is what I mentioned here about plain Qt vs Qt-with-KDElibs. KDialog uses the entire KDE Framework, so extremely heavy dependencies if the system doesn’t have Plasma already installed.

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That is very cool. Now I need to look at that!!!

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For a quick GUI, I have used yad. That’s what we use at EndeavourOS.
This is the dialog I made:


Thanks! I didn’t know about that one.

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