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Archive for July, 2008

new osc package released

July 10th, 2008 by

After two or three weeks of coding (not mine mostly, but by Marcus and Dirk), a lot of good stuff has accumulated in the osc development tree. Time to release a new package. It is a particularly good moment because today the 1.0 release of the Build Service has been announced.

The list of changes is long, the NEWS file has it all. Overview:

  • version 0.105
  • easier usage of osc submitreq: It is less picky on commandline arguments, can be called in working copies or project directories, figures out which build service instance to use, and has improved output. Also, there is a osc submitreq delete action now (which only works if you have write permissions on the destination though)
  • osc search: added option -i|–involved, to show in which projects/packages a developer is involved
  • osc importsrcpkg: no signature check anymore
  • osc linkpac: –revision option added.
  • osc copypac: use the correct userid when copying to another api host
  • osc build: double check the buildinfo for local builds.
  • osc buildhist: change the output into a format which better matches actual RPM filenames.
  • osc commit: give commit message tempfiles a “.diff” suffix, so syntax highlighting automatically works in capable editors
  • don’t expand/unexpand if the working copy has local modifications – this is a workaround for #399247 but this way the working copy isn’t screwed up. Also, make sure no _linkerror files end up in working copies.
  • better error reporting in a whole number of cases, especially printing out more available detail. For instance, osc meta now prints out a concrete text why something you submitted was not accepted.

Have a lot of fun with it.

And just a note, remember that it is very easy to write osc plugins in order to extend or alter the functionality! Here’s the documentation.

Moving Forward with openSUSE 11.1

July 4th, 2008 by

Since both Coolo and Michl are on vacation for two weeks, I’m a bit more involved with the openSUSE distribution.  Besides announcing the openSUSE 11.1 roadmap, I was busy to stabilize the factory trees and get an installable distribution  after quite some major changes have been checked into factory. The goal was to have a snapshot of factory as internal Alpha0 release to see what’s working and what’s broken.

Factory has received the following visible major updates after 11.0:

  • The GNOME team prepares for GNOME 2.24 and updated to the development release GNOME 2.23.4
  • Similarly, the KDE team prepares for KDE4.1 and updated to KDE 4.0.84 (4.0.83 was KDE 4.1 beta2, not sure what .84 corresponds exactly to)
  • Installation-Images now have support for IPv6 so that you can install with IPv6 remote hosts

Besides that a large number of packages were updated, renamed, or removed.  In our effort to create small JeOS images, cracklib now uses compressed passwords to save space.

A number of updates are already queued but did not go into factory yet since they missed the deadline for Alpha0, I’d like to point out the following:

  • OpenOffice.Org 3.0 Alpha2 – in preparation for the OpenOffice.Org 3.0 release
  • NetworkManager update to current svn

Alpha0 is not yet released, we’re still hunting some bugs but I hope the above gives some impression where openSUSE 11.1 will go.

Have a lot of fun!