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openSUSE Kernel Repository is public

November 20th, 2009 by

Want to help test the openSUSE kernel? Want the very latest and greatest openSUSE Linux kernel sources? We have good news for you!

After several months of preparation, the kernel team has set up a public Git repository for hosting the openSUSE kernel sources. If you’d like to work with the openSUSE Linux kernel as it’s developed, please read Kernel Git on the openSUSE wiki, which explains how to clone the repository and use it.

The repository will be synced several times a day, providing much more up-to-date code than the Kernel of the Day (KOTD). The KOTD will continue, of course, as a useful resource for testers and developers who aren’t working on the kernel.

We hope the new Git repository will be helpful to anyone testing openSUSE kernels or building their own derivatives.

As usual, remember to have a lot of fun!

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4 Responses to “openSUSE Kernel Repository is public”

  1. j.eng

    Eh, and why is that not on git.opensuse.org?

    • Do you think that git.opensuse.org is better than gitorious?

      • j.eng

        For the same reason that the kernel is on git.kernel.org rather than gitorious.

        Really, it looks a little like Novell Legal could not get their act together in time to sign off the kernel tree releases on opensuse.org itself. Or something like that; it certainly is a sign of giving up identity by not using one’s own hosting space.

        • Michal Marek

          > Really, it looks a little like Novell Legal could not get their act
          > together in time to sign off the kernel tree releases on opensuse.org > itself.

          No.

          The reason is simple: on gitorious, I can configure everything (repository description/config, ssh keys) using a simple web interface, on git.o.o I would need to mail the admin to do every single change for me. For that reason, many repos moved from git.o.o to gitorious.org/opensuse and new repos are being created there. That said, if there is strong demand for a mirror on git.o.o, I could set it up, but currently I don’t see a reason for that.