Open Build Service version 2.7 released

We are happy to announce the availability of the Open Build Service Version 2.7! Three large features around the topic of integrating external resources made it into this release. We worked on automatic tracking of moving repositories of development versions like Fedora Rawhide, distribution updates or rolling Linux releases like Arch. A change to the OBS git integration to enable developers to work on continuous builds. And last but not least an experimental KIWI import that can be used to easily migrate your images from SUSE studio.

Our awesome community has been busy with this release. Since OBS 2.6 there have been over 2000 commits, changing over a 1.000 files with nearly 9.000 additions and 16.000 deletions!

Additional to these three main features OBS 2.7 brings a lot of smaller, more isolated features. The OBS backend now has support for the simpleimage format to produce simple rootfs or squashfs images and can build packages in the collax format, which is a variation of deb. Additionally it supports build time source services that get executed before the package build tool (eg. rpm-build).

The OBS frontend makes it possible to enforce removal of projects with dependencies, restricts superseding requests to the same source project and allows to pick only certain requests to supersede.

If you are interested in more details check out the 2.7 Release Notes. It is also recommended to read these before updating your OBS instance!

Try OBS 2.7

The latest OBS version version is always deployed to our reference server. You can try it out there.

The reference server http://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.

Install 2.7

Please read our setup instructions or better yet, use our appliance

WARNING: OBS 2.7 will be the last release supporting SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 as base operating system.

Update to 2.7

If you already have a running OBS installation and want to update it, please read also the README.UPDATERS file about the necessary steps.

OBS Appliance users who have setup their LVM according to our documentation can just replace their appliance image without data loss. The migration will happen automatically.

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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