Novells Online App-Build Service Supports Multiple Linuxes
The company launches a service for Linux ISVs that lets them build applications for multiple distributions in one pass. (Linux-Watch)ISVs have a problem with Linux. They want to be able to write, compile and ship one version of an application. They dont want to make one for SUSE, another for Red Hat and still another for Ubuntu. Novell has an answer. On Jan. 24, the company released the alpha version of the open-source OpenSUSE Build Service, described as an innovative framework that provides an infrastructure for software developers to easily create and compile packages for multiple Linux distributions. For developers, Novell claims that the new build service will mean they wont need to maintain "compiler farms" of different hardware platforms to build packages for different architectures.
It will also provide automatic resolving of dependencies to other packages. If a package depends on another package, this package will be triggered for a rebuild automatically if the depending package is rebuilt.