Over the last year, the Open Build Service (OBS) reference server, a service to build and distribute packages from sources in an automatic, consistent and reproducible way, has been flooded with new packages, new distributions and even entire new architectures, deluging its build servers with compilation jobs. But spring is coming: SUSE has has just sponsored a rack server with some serious compute power for us to speed up your compilations. OBS will kick into high gear again! (more…)
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The Linux ecosystem is a varied one with hundreds of distributions, each having their unique set of abilities and limitations. Some compile the source on your system, others let you choose between init systems, try to be as small as possible, experiment with security solutions and more. There is also variation in governance: some are strongly top-down organized, others decide in a meritocratic way or vote. Some have strong corporate sponsor pushing decisions – others don’t. Some care to collaborate, others don’t value the wider ecosystem much and go their own way.
The variety in solutions shows people want different things and the different distributions provide that. But people change, so do their needs. And so, for those looking for Greener pastures, we wrote this articles with an overview of ‘the openSUSE way’ and the major differences between our tools and those from other major distributions. (more…)
On 2013-03-05 we will do some maintenance on our public rsync server to increase the performance of the machine. During the maintenance a slower machine will take its place to keep the most of the services up.
The affected services are:
- torrent seeder
Only the first 2 of those will be running until we put the original machine back in place, which can take a few days.
With kind regards,
Your openSUSE admin team
On Saturday, December 1st 2012, at approximately 05:00 UTC our data center team will do a backend storage upgrade. The planned window is 8-10 hours for the maintenance, and specific applications will probably be not available until 24:00 UTC as listed below.
- openSUSE Forums
- openSUSE Lizards
- openSUSE News
- openSUSE (landing page and wikis)
- Novell Open ID for SUSE Studio
The plan is to keep read only versions of each affected site running. We will keep this announcement updated with the current state and also report changes to email@example.com.
To avoid confusion – the services listed below are not scheduled for any downtime and accordingly up for the whole time:
Our public rsync server ‘rsync.opensuse.org’ will be not available on Monday, 2012-09-17, starting 11:00 local time (CEST) which is 17th of September, 09:00 UTC. The downtime is expected to last for three hours.
Please have a look at our webpage with local mirrors of our distribution and choose one of the closest to your region/country.
Please choose one of the available rsync mirrors listed on http://mirrors.opensuse.org/ instead: those get their files from our staging server and are normally as up to date as rsync.opensuse.org.
Sorry for the inconvenience caused. We will update this post once we fixed the problem.
Access to api.o.o and the website build.opensuse.org are possible, so source modifications and local builds, e.g. via the command line client osc, are working. Just builds on the server will not happen.
Joining the Internet Society and several major Internet companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook, openSUSE shows again its readiness for the industry-standard technologies including the new standard protocol for the Internet, Internet Protocol version 6 (also known as IPv6).
As we started already last year and did not disable the services since then, this time is an easy win for us: all our services, including wiki, news, documentation, forums and of course OBS are already reachable via IPv6 and IPv4. Several thousand users have been using our services via IPv6 every day since then. This year, the openSUSE-Education project also joins us and provides their major services also via IPv6.
So no time to hide any more: try it out and become part of the next generation Internet Protocol users around the world! Your preferred Operating System already supports IPv6 since years now – and a lot of websites and other participants, too.
Our Provo data center will take down a few server starting today at 6pm local time (MDT) which is 10th of May, 0:00 UTC. The downtime is expected to last for three hours.
The following openSUSE services might be effected:
- all openSUSE wiki instances, e.g. en.opensuse.org
- the wordpress instances like news.opensuse.org and lizards.opensuse.org
- the forums at forums.opensuse.org