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Sascha Peilicke
Day Sunday
Room H.1308
Capacity 150
Start time 16:00
End time 16:30
Duration 00:30
Track CrossDistro devroom

One source to rule all binaries

Now that it is possible for Linux end users to escape package dependency hell with smart and user-friendly package managers, this talk will show how free and Open Source software developers can escape the next circle - The Free Software Distribution Hell.

Today's Linux market has dozens of successful distributions, each with their own ideas of software packaging. Standardization is still in its early stages and only possible for a very limited subset of what distributions offer. Naturally, they all strive for differentiators to remain ahead of the compititon in specific fields.

However, if you want to distribute your software to your users today, you need to provide it for Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva, openSUSE and possibly others. Of course, there are three different versions for each distribution out there building for at least two different architectures. So, in order to ship your software, you need to create all these packages - Welcome to the Free Software Distribution Hell. But don't worry, we will show you how to escape it with the openSUSE Build Service, an open and complete packaging platform.

Next (up to 3) talks in the same room (H.1308):

When Event Track
16:30-17:00 Introducing the Flexible Worker Pool CrossDistro