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OBS Mailing List Summary, Week 43

by Nathan Cutler posted on 25th Oct 2013

Here is a summary of activity on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list during week 43:

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OBS Mailing List Summary, Week 42

by Nathan Cutler posted on 18th Oct 2013

Here is a summary of activity on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list during week 42:

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OBS books moved to github.com

by Adrian Schröter posted on 11th Jul 2013
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Tizen/Intel and SUSE OBS Teams met at the Tizen conference

by Adrian Schröter, Michael Schröder posted on 28th May 2013

The OBS teams from Tizen and SUSE met at the Tizen conference 2013 in San Francisco. Tizen is an emerging OS for mobile/automotive/entertainment, it is developed by Intel, Samsung, and the Linux Foundation. Tizen uses the build open service to develop their base system.

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Aaron Seigo on the Open Build Service

by Henne posted on 27th May 2013

In the recent episode of his series of live-casts called "The Luminosity of Free Software", Aaron Seigo, a very active FOSS developer and speaker from Canada who primarily works on the Linux Desktop explores the Open Build Service. He's not only giving you a general introduction but he also explains how it helps the Mer project to build their base operating system software for use in devices like phones, tablets, TVs, digital pictureframes and even vehicles. Check out the episode below.

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Open Build Service version 2.4 released

by the OBS Team posted on 30th Apr 2013

After one whole year of hard work, toil, tears and sweat from all our awesome contributors the latest release of the Open Build Service(OBS) is ready for you. Version 2.4 adds support for yet another package format, secure boot signing and appstream app stores. It also brings a constraint system to better match build hardware to build jobs and includes a lot of speed improvements. OBS 2.4 is the latest, greatest and rock solid release that is already used by our reference server since January. We strongly recommended to update to this version.

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Open Build Service projects during Hackweek 9

by Henne Vogelsang posted on 5th Apr 2013

Next week is Hackweek! At least twice a year all SUSE engineers are free to work for one week on projects of their passion. They can choose to contribute to an existing open source project or try something new, nobody has tried before. One whole week of innovation, collaboration, and learning. If you want to know more check the great hackweek.suse.com.

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In case of OBS emergency...

by Henne Vogelsang posted on 9th Jan 2013
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oSC12 Trip Report

by Henne Vogelsang posted on 24th Oct 2012

In October we went to the openSUSE conference/Linuxdays at Prague in the Czech republic, here is the trip-report for the OBS community.

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Open Build Service @ oSC12

by Henne Vogelsang posted on 17th Oct 2012

Next weekend the 4th openSUSE Conference is going to kick-off in the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic. Around 600 Free and Open Source Software enthusiasts come together for four days to learn, hack and to have a lot of fun together. As the Open Build Service (OBS) is developed under the hood of the openSUSE project our team will also represent.

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Open Build Service version 2.3.6 released

by the OBS Team posted on 13th Oct 2012

This release brings some bug fixes which could be considered privacy fixes depending on your setup and expectations. Please find details below.

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new osc 0.136.0 release

by Marcus Hüwe posted on 27th Sep 2012
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Open Build Service adds support for Arch Linux

by the OBS Team posted on 10th Sep 2012

We are happy to announce that the Open Build Service (OBS) is now able to build the package format used by Arch Linux! With this new format you can deliver automatic, consistent and reproducible builds of your software to your users and customers for yet another Free and Open Source Software distribution. In total the OBS now supports 10 base distributions in more than 20 flavors and versions.

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The Open Build Service Team at SUSE looks for a new member

by the OBS Team posted on 25th May 2012

You always wanted to join the Open Build Service Team at SUSE? In case you like OBS and think you could help to improve it, please send us your CV.

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Open Build Service version 2.3 released

by the OBS Team posted on 3rd May 2012

The Open Build Service(OBS) version 2.3.0 brings new features especially in the Maintenance and Release Management area and is the latest stable maintained version. It is recommended to update to this version to get improved security protections. It is also the first version which comes with official support offerings from B1-Systems backed by SUSE.

Major Features

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.

In addition OBS 2.3 provides 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. Updating

It is recommended to read the Release Notes before updating an instance.

Try OBS 2.3

The reference server build.opensuse.org is available for all open source developers to build packages for the most popular distributions including openSUSE, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Arch, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise. It is also used to build, release and maintain the openSUSE distribution.

You can download all the OBS components (Clients, API, Server, Worker) from our download page and setup your own Open Build Service instance.

About the Open Build Service

The Open Build Service (OBS) is a generic system to build and distribute binary packages from sources in an automatic, consistent and reproducible way. You can release packages as well as updates, add-ons, appliances and entire distributions for a wide range of operating systems and hardware architectures.

It is developed by a talented team of developers as Free Software and is used by many Free and Open Source software projects, companies and researchers. Including but not limited to SUSE the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution, the Tizen standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators and ownCloud your secure enterprise file sync and share.

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OBS developers @ Tizen Developer Conference

by the OBS Team posted on 14th Apr 2012

Just a quick note. You can meet OBS developers Michael Schröder and Adrian Schröter at the Tizen developer conference. There will be a talk on Thursday about the state and future of OBS development.

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releases

OBS 2.1.17 released

by the OBS Team posted on 12th Apr 2012

Yet another OBS 2.1 release is out there. 2.1.17 brings compatibility with OBS 2.3 instances and has an extra protection layer against programming errors on the rails level.

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openSUSE renames OBS

by the OBS Team posted on 26th May 2011

The Build Service Team at openSUSE has decided to rename its cutting-edge packaging- and distribution build technology to Open Build Service. The new name, while maintaining the well-known OBS acronym, signals its open and cross-distribution nature.

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Build Service team releases new versions fixing security problems

by the OBS Team posted on 2nd Mar 2011

The Open Build Service team has released verison 2.0.8 and 2.1.6. of OBS. Both versions are fixing a critical security leak which can be used to modify projects or packages without having write permission to them. We highly recommend to update your instance of OBS as soon as possible to these new versions. Version 1.7 is not affected by this issue. Thanks to Marcus Hüwe for reporting this issue.

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OBS Books Project

by Adrian Schröter posted on 18th Jan 2011

The Open Build Service (OBS) has a problem. It is horrible powerful, but no one knows. Or if they know that it is, they don't know how to make use of it.

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