Linux Foundation to Make the openSUSE Build Service Available Through Developer Network

San Francisco — April 8
The openSUSE Project and the Linux Foundation jointly announced that the openSUSE Build Service will be added to the Linux Developer Network (LDN). The openSUSE Build Service is the only development platform that enables developers to package software for all major Linux distributions and is used to provide transparent infrastructure for the creation of the entire openSUSE distribution.

Additionally, the openSUSE Project, a Novell sponsored and community-supported open source project, announced a new release of the openSUSE Build Service with support for compiling for the ARM platform.

“This is part of our ongoing mission to provide not only information, but real tools for Linux developers to empower them and make deploying applications on multiple Linux distributions as painless as possible,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs for the Linux Foundation. “The openSUSE Build Service is a huge step forward for developers and ISVs that want to package their offerings for all major distros quickly and easily.”

The Linux Foundation will be providing an interface to the openSUSE Build Service via the Linux Developer Network site so developers can create packages for all major Linux distributions via LDN. The build service enables developers to create packages for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu, in addition to openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

The addition of the openSUSE Build Service to the LDN complements LDN's popular AppChecker application that enables developers to create portable applications for Linux. The…


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