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[opensuse-announce] openSUSE Build Service 1.5 Announced
  • From: "Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier" <jzb@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 14:58:31 -0400
  • Message-id: <81d32afc0903191158t22780d3bv9213b8f4a4be55e3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the 1.5 release of the
openSUSE Build Service[1]. This release takes developers beyond just
building packages. You can now build your own distribution using the
openSUSE Build Service!

The 1.5 release makes it possible to build entire releases within
the build service. and export ISO images and FTP trees. All users can
create images locally using "osc build," and permission can be granted
to build images using the hosted build service as well.

The openSUSE 11.1 release was built entirely in the openSUSE Build
Service, and it's now possible for other projects to be created
in the openSUSE Build Service as well. Whether you're creating a
derivative distribution or product like the openSUSE Education CDs,
the openSUSE Build Service now has you covered.

Building Appliances and Live CD Images

OBS 1.5 includes the ability to automatically calculate dependencies
and create installable images, such as the live CDs[2] and network
deployment images[3] for the openSUSE:Tools build hosts. In addition
to ISO images, OBS 1.5 can create images for installable USB sticks,
Xen images, and VMware images. Another benefit to the 1.5 release is
the ability to create product add-ons, such as the openSUSE nonfree
add-ons for 11.1.

Experimental Features

OBS 1.5 also includes several experimental features added by the
openSUSE Community, including:

* Support for cross-architecture build support, added by Martin
Mohring of 5e Datasoft as part of the work towards supporting the
ARM architecture with openSUSE.

* Package download on demand support thanks to Marcus Hüwe.

* Filtering of build results via the Web monitor. This means that
OBS users can view only relevant results - like failed builds or
only builds targeted at specific distributions.

These features are not considered production ready, but are available
for developers looking to have early access to these features The OBS
team is always looking for additional feedback and contributors to
improve the openSUSE Build Service.

To discuss Build Service development, subscribe to the opensuse-buildservice
list [4], and see the #opensuse-buildservice channel on Freenode.




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