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From: Henne Vogelsang <hvogel(a)opensuse.org>
Date: 2014-07-29 22:35 GMT+09:00
Subject: [opensuse-announce] Factory moves to Rolling Release Development Model
To: openSUSE Announce <opensuse-announce(a)opensuse.org>
The Internet. July 29th, 2014.
We are proud to announce that we have just switched our beloved
development distribution, openSUSE Factory, to be an independent
distribution using the “rolling release” development model. openSUSE
Factory is now a tested, reliable and bleeding edge Linux distribution!
This change will shorten the stabilization process for our major
releases (next up: 13.2) and eliminate the need for pre-releases and
A more distributed development process for openSUSE
In the old development model, an army of packagers would shoot new
packages and updates to Factory, with a relatively small team of Factory
Maintainers taking care of the integration process of all those
packages. This often took a long time to stabilize for a release.
In the new “rolling release” development model, package submissions
cannot go to Factory directly. First they have to prove to be functional
and trustworthy in a staging project. Staging projects are projects in
our Open Build Service where groups of submissions are collected,
reviewed, compiled and tested with openQA. But even after the packages
survived the staging project, they don’t directly end up in Factory.
First all Factory media (e.g. DVDs etc.) are being built and put again
through more tests in openQA. The Factory maintainers then decide on the
basis of the Factory-To-Test overview if the new packages should be
published to the users.
This new Factory development model balances responsibility among
packagers, testers and end users while putting more emphasis on
automated quality assurance. As a result, openSUSE Factory becomes a
reliable, always-ready working distribution.
“With this new openSUSE development model, users get the latest free
software packages without waiting for the next release”
said Richard Brown, openSUSE board chair. He continues
“With a daily fresh Factory distribution making it easier for those
who want to preview and test, we hope to see more users and
contributors, leading to faster fixes and even higher quality. Factory
is critical as it provides the base technology for openSUSE and SUSE
Linux Enterprise, which is used by tens of thousands of organizations
around the world.”
Get it while is hot!
So there is no excuse to give Factory a try and provide feedback or, if
you are not so interested in living on the edge, to help spreading the
word: there is a new (old) kid on the Linux Distributions block:
This major change in how we develop our distribution would have not been
possible without the tireless work of the openSUSE Team from SUSE who
drove this process, the openQA developers who integrated all the
features and certainly not without our most awesome package maintainers
who provided feedback along the way. Thank you guys for another
astonishing job completed!
About the openSUSE Project
The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of
Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world’s best Linux
distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly
manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.
The project is controlled by its community and relies on the
contributions of individuals, working as testers, writers, translators,
usability experts, artists and ambassadors or developers. The project
embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of
expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural
About the openSUSE Distribution
The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete
multi-purpose distribution. It is aimed towards users and developers
working on the desktop or server. It is great for beginners, experienced
users and ultra geeks alike, in short, it is perfect for everybody! The
latest release, openSUSE 13.1, features new and massively improved
versions of all useful server and desktop applications. It comes with
more than 1,000 open source applications. openSUSE is also the base for
SUSE’s award-winning SUSE Linux Enterprise products.
openQA is the only comprehensive, fully automated Linux distribution
testing framework which can run tests on every level of the OS, from
core functionality like the kernel up to testing applications like
Firefox or LibreOffice. It shows the results in a convenient web
interface and allows testers to see screenshots and even videos of the
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