The openSUSE Build Service 2.1 released
Posted on: 10/19/2010 02:48 PM

The openSUSE Build Service – OBS – is now officially at release 2.1.

The openSUSE Build Service 2.1 released

OBS 2.1 Introduces New Features

Enhanced web user interface

This iteration has enhanced the web user interface of openSUSE Build Service with features that were previously only in the osc command line client. It now allows submitting of packages to other projects, showing a history of changes and who did them, with associated comments. This means that the full work flow needed to build packages, contribute them to projects and collaborate on them is available from the web interface.

Source Services
Integration with online source code management tools

Users of the Build Service may now access a new concept called ‘source services’. Source services allow, for example, the automatic checkout of source code for a package from a remote server via Git or Subversion, building a tar ball from these checked out sources, and using them for building a package. It also enables direct download of tar balls from remote sites. This allows packagers to work with external sources without downloading them to their own workstations, and makes it easy to rebuild packages after upstream changes with a single click.

Better access controls
The access controls have been enhanced so that read/write access to a project can be granted on an individual basis. This allows for tighter control of work flows where needed. You can for example ensure people don’t have access to security updates while they are being tested.

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