28. Aug 2015

Integration process for openSUSE Tumbleweed, Leap explained

Douglas DeMaio

The SUSE office in Nuremberg, Germany, had a special presentation given by Dominique Leuenberger, last week about the interconnecting points of the openSUSE project.

Specifically, Leuenberger covered the integration process of Tumbleweed and Leap and explained the difference between the two.

“Leap is trying to find the balance between how much SLE (SUSE Linux Enterprise) and how much Tumbleweed,” he said.

Tumbleweed is a tested and stable rolling release with the most recent kernels, software versions and packages while SLE focuses on delivering enterprise-quality technology, efficiency and systems management.

Leuenberger, who has been in the openSUSE project since it started, further explained how items enter the Open Build Service, are tested and reviewed in the Factory process and then how items receive automated testing in openQA.

“Once openQA is ready, we give this all to our happy users, hopefully, most of the time,” he said. “As usual they always report more bugs, which is why the openSUSE Factory mailing list is really helpful.”

Users of Tumbleweed are recommended to sign up to the openSUSE Factory mailing list to share user experience and get involved with improving and advancing systems to create long-term stability for Free and Open Source Software systems.

The audio and video quality isn’t the high quality, but it is understandable and the slides are readable. The presentation last about 25 minutes and there was about 30 minutes dedicated to the questions about the software development process.

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