The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the 1.0 release of the Open Build Service. The 1.0 release provides all the features necessary to support building openSUSE in the public build systems and allowing direct contributions to openSUSE from all contributors. Developers can now submit contributions to openSUSE directly at build.opensuse.org.
The Open Build Service allows developers to create and maintain packages for openSUSE and many other Linux distributions, including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat, and Ubuntu. With the 1.0 release, the Open Build Service expands its scope to building the entire openSUSE release, and provides everyone with the same access and transparent interface to work on the distributions.
The Open Build Service has offered a simple collaboration system since its inception for groups to work closely together on packages or solutions stacks. The 1.0 release improves on existing functionality to allow the Build Service to scale to larger projects like openSUSE's Factory distribution, and to allow building openSUSE's stable releases in the open.
The majority of this functionality is implemented on the server side. The rest can be implemented by the various Build Service clients, so that contributors can take advantage of the new features.
The Open Build Service team has also introduced a number of smaller improvements and bugfixes to make the system more scalable and usable.
The Open Build Service is now considered "feature complete" for collaboration. The Build Service team is looking for additional feedback on improving the Open Build Service as it will now be the standard tool for working on the openSUSE distribution.