Feature changed by: Michael Löffler (michl_test)
Feature #305664, revision 21
Title: Server CD
+ Hackweek IV: Unconfirmed
+ Requester: Important
Requested by: Martin Schlander (cb400f)
Providing an official openSUSE server cd - with some often used server
software - and perhaps a lightweight window manager like icewm or
similar - would be a great thing for a number of reasons.
* openSUSE is generally considered a desktop centric distribution,
providing a server cd would do a heck of a lot to highligt the
excellent (home-)server qualities of openSUSE.
* The few people that realize that the openSUSE DVD/netinstall actually
offers text mode/server installation, are often discouraged by needing
to download a full DVD, or do troublesome and slow http/ftp
* Server users are generally more technical people, it would be
beneficial to attract more of these to the openSUSE project.
* More people using openSUSE on home servers would likely have spill-
over effects on SLES sales.
* An openSUSE server cd, would be an excellent response to Ubuntu
server edition and Microsoft Home Server.
#1: Robert Davies (robopensuse) (2009-01-16 16:20:09)
Please Market as Server and Virtualisation CD. An option to simple
install as guest OS would have market appeal. As someone who does use
Netinstall CD on occasion, and consider a distro for SOHO servers, a
key point for this sector is a reliable upgrade, without re-
installation. Ubuntu offers LTS and point updates for their server
edition. It's not just the availability of a CD that makes them
#2: Robert Davies (robopensuse) (2009-01-16 16:23:54) (reply to #1)
A tuned version for Virtualised hardware not just 'badge' engineering
was my intention. Making things simple and quick for folk in a hurry on
Other OSes, would help build market share.
#3: Birger Kollstrand (mrkane) (2009-03-09 15:22:51)
I like the idea. It would be good to have a new openSUSE Server edition
with the forthcomming YaST WEB managment tool in 11.2 I'd also love to
see that this server has a "Home" focus. Make it easier for everyone to
rune a openSUSE "Home" ser ver on a PC or an embedded NAS or similar.
#4: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2009-03-09 16:00:12)
Who wants to maintain that edition?
Who wants to define that edition?
#5: Unknown User (fate_noreply) (2009-03-09 17:05:05)
Seems a good idea to me too. I found by chance some info on Windows
Home Server, and I was wondering if it would be possible to do
something similar with openSUSE. The discussion was started here:
Let's see how it evolves ;-)
#6: Michael Löffler (michl19) (2009-06-05 15:12:38)
Hmm, its challenging for a feature request if even the requester rates
it just desirable. From the voting and my understanding I thinkt that's
a thing which should be considered. But as coolo already mentioned, who
will maintain it, who will define it? Do we have a server edition
already in the OBS?
#7: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2009-06-09 12:19:28)
still looking for maintainer