SUSE Package Hub

How to get open source packages into SLES

Wolfgang Engel

Playlists: 'osc17' videos starting here / audio / related events

SUSE Package Hub is a project to collect openSUSE packages built for SUSE Linux Enterprise in a central repository. The policies for this repo are aligned with SUSE in order to maintain supportability of the main OS, making the packages "safe" to install and use.

Packages maintained for SUSE Linux Enterprise exist in many different individual projects - in particular the "devel" projects. Many of these packages would be useful for SUSE Linux Enterprise customers but some of them could interfere with functionality and supportability of the SUSE product if installed. The risk of breaking supportability makes it difficult for SUSE to recommend these community maintained packages to end customers. At the same time, SUSE encourages community efforts and wants to promote the community based packages to all users.

This talk is about presenting the idea and concept of SUSE Package Hub and the current status of the project.

Length: targeted ~30 minutes + 10 minutes discussions/questions