As part of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Michael SchrÃ¶der and Andreas Bauer about the openSUSE Build Service, our powerful cross-distribution package build system. They discuss a bunch of updates which happened over the year since last coverage, what is being worked on currently and a little bit on how you can have your projects hosted on the service.
Archive for the ‘Build Service’ Category
An updated Roadmap for the openSUSE Build Service has been published. It outlines the development targets until the fourth quarter of 2008. Please understand the dates as target estimations, but not as guaranteed dates. Some functionality might arrive earlier, while other features may need some more time.
We are also to happy to help anyone to start working on any of these functionalities, if you would like to see it earlier available. Please drop a mail in that case to the opensuse-buildservice mailing list (subscribe).
People who are using curl and some editor to download files from api.opensuse.org, edit them and upload them again via curl should have a look on the simple kwrite application.
The openSUSE Build Service allows from now on more control about what to do with built packages. You can for example switch of the publishing of packages to the ftp server and mirrors, when you prepare a major update in your project.