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.
Archive for the ‘Infrastructure’ Category
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
Open Build Service is a generic system to build and distribute packages from sources in an automatic, consistent and reproducible way. OBS 2.3 brings the functionality to maintain a released software product in an efficient and transparent way. This includes
- Update coordination: One or more maintenance groups can decide if and when to start or release an update. This includes also the tracking of new, running and processed updates.
- QA and Review integration: The current state of an update is always visible and trackable. Review processes can be integrated.
- Release Management: Isolated build and tested updates can be released or revoked via OBS mechanism.
- Multiple code stream support: An issue can be handled for multiple code streams.
- Documentation support: The documentation of an update for the end-user is integrated
This functionality is already used for doing the maintenance updates for the openSUSE distributions. The features can be used all together or in parts for own products.
- A greatly improved web interface, including user management, syntax highlighted source editor and improved source diff review views
- Improved Cross Build Support via Qemu
- Functionality to hide entire projects
- Issue tracking support, tracking documented fixes in external bugzilla, fate and CVE instances in packages.
About Open Build Service
The Open Build Service (OBS) is an open and complete distribution development platform. It provides the infrastructure to easily create, release and maintain software for openSUSE and other Linux distributions on different hardware architectures. It is developed under the umbrella of the openSUSE project, but is licensed under GPL and used by other open source projects like MeeGo or Tizen. It is also used by universities, ISVs and companies like Intel, Dell, and SGI.
Update: download.opensuse.org is back up, OBS and mirrors are resyncing
After receiving a new disk array, and restoring backups onto it, download.opensuse.org is back up. The openSUSE Build Service is currently syncing all its repos to it, and then a full mirror rescan will be carried out so that the latest software is on all the mirrors that download redirects to. The temporary redirection has been removed. The outage is to be discussed at today’s openSUSE Project Meeting.
It’s going to be a quiet May 1 for openSUSE users and contributors, due to a rare two-disk failure on download.opensuse.org, the central site for accessing openSUSE distribution releases and packages. To work-around the failure, temporarily change your repository URLs using YaST Software Repositories or zypper (or edit the files in /etc/zypp/repos.d) to a nearby mirror. Normally, requests to download.opensuse.org are redirected automatically to a mirror by the Mirrorbrain software running there. On Monday, the disk hardware on download failed beyond the level its redundancy is designed to handle. We are working to restore the system as soon as possible, and will post updates as soon as we have more information.
To download the openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3, go directly to the download directory.
To download openSUSE 12.1, go directly to the 12.1 download directory.
For everything else, please wait until the server is fully up again.
Update 2012-04-12 19:37 UTC: Everything should be up again.
The Open Build Service, a system to collaboratively build and easily distribute packages for a wide variety of operating systems and platforms, has introduced the ability to integrate the intelligent OBS ‘download package’ page into websites. This is useful for projects who want to offer their users easy access to downloads for a wide variety of Linux (and non-linux) systems. Moreover, the Open Build Service 2.3 Release Candidate is out and the final release is near. (more…)
About 2 weeks ago Thomas “digitaltom” Schmidt of the openSUSE Boosters started working on a refresh of the software.opensuse.org search interface. In that time, he has transformed the quite technical search UI into one which is a lot more modern and far easier to use. But there’s quite a bit of work in designing and building a new way of searching the whole buildservice repository with its 170.000+ packages in an userfriendly and logical way. If you’re up for it, we could use your help!
Thursday 2012-02-02 we will update the SSL certificates for all openSUSE hosts located Nuremberg (see detailed list below). The fingerprint of the new certificate is:
Signed with email@example.com key: pub 2048R/3D25D3D9 1999-03-06 uid SuSE -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 SHA1 Fingerprint=F0:76:9C:42:D3:F1:C0:ED:C6:F6:15:C0:F8:D5:C7:29:60:EB:53:46 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.18 (GNU/Linux) iQEVAwUBTyAnZXey5gA9JdPZAQI7yQf/d4OqlBnV4WT80cqI3DVGGcEacTSES8Ux dK0z9aW/UQWFTHGoQmDk8xcgHED/mHVAlywIPgccbleWNi3NND3+1EAvsxnR5M1m mdVsNYOEsGDrk/3qvPVzyTjkBgINOnetH/0Hd77NhxaDVkU0f1Tl0wbO5NdhKy6m 0dmGwJgUESi3IQjubaibmGZHCZPfEEO0ReW00tRDjFpV4MnU923/BZWT30WuvfMo ClSedk0r6PBt3FGr5yqIFyjM1i3CX/dioW1nJ3qOP1GKMDGLSL20YEY6ZE/F8nL4 bycPLfTjDxKodWXeAmeBlXNTNVYxjphowtjYMQqFe7hXyUkSHBCLLQ== =UhMT -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
The following hosts will be affected:
We do not expect any service interruptions, but some users run with strict certificate checks.
End of January the US Congress will vote to pass two laws, the “PROTECT IP Act” (PIPA) and the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA). If these laws pass they would enable copyright holders to get court orders against websites accused of doing or facilitating copyright infringement. So far so good, the openSUSE Project is against copyright violations.
We are a community that provides free and easy access to Free and Open Source Software. We innovate, integrate, polish, document, distribute, maintain and support one of the world’s best Linux distributions. We are working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source community. And in this community there is no room for copyright abuses. That however does not mean that the end justifies the means. We at openSUSE are opposed to the proposals because we depend on our users to not only be able to freely and openly contribute their code but also their opinion and other information. Why that is threatened by these proposals, you can read over at the EFF, or watch this video from Fight for the Future
PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
We hope the decision to blackout openSUSE.org will educate people around the world about this issue that threatens the basics of the internet, will make some US based contributors, friends and users contact their representatives in congress and inspire others to join the strike.