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People of openSUSE: Marcus Meissner

December 21st, 2007 by

As a Christmas gift we present you Marcus Meissner – the teamlead of the SUSE Security Team, Wine and gPhoto coder and also packager. Keep reading!

The ‘People of openSUSE’ team wishes you a Merry Christmas!


openSUSE Build Service Version 0.5 (Poinsettia) Available

December 21st, 2007 by

The openSUSE project releases the version 0.5 of the openSUSE Build Service. This code drop does provide the functionality as provided on build.opensuse.org the first time as official tar ball release. Pointsettia provides the complete infrastructure to build single hardware architecture distributions. System images can be created via KIWI.

Overview of enhancements in Poinsettia:

  • Improved repository generation. Repositories get generated out of process of the scheduler. This makes the scheduler faster and more reliable
  • Improved signing for repositories. Each project get now its individual gpg key for the repositories
  • Convenient project deletion now available
  • Bugzilla linkage. Link added to create new Bugzilla reports for certain projects or packages
  • For a detailed list look here

The openSUSE Build Service is designed to host sources of packages. It can reuse sources from other source repository systems like svn or cvs, but it is more often used to maintain all necessary files around a tar ball release from another open source project.