[Openstack-operators] Coordinating efforts to create OpenStack packages for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Mon Feb 25 13:43:10 UTC 2013

Here's in some ways a followup to the thread "OpenStack SUSE and SLES 
packages" (http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-operators/2012-December/002406.html) from December.

Engineers from B1 Systems and SUSE have now joined forces to package 
OpenStack in the Open Build Service for openSUSE and SUSE Linux 
Enterprise. The B1 Systems engineers bring in their OpenStack consulting 
and packaging expertise, the SUSE team their packaging and hardening 
expertise from building a commercial OpenStack based release with SUSE 

The work is done in the Open Build Service which allows building of
packages for various distributions and versions of it. There are stable 
packages available from the latest OpenStack release, Folsom, and beta 
packages of the upcoming Grizzly release. These OpenStack packages are 
build now for openSUSE 12.2, openSUSE 12.3 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 

The joint development project is contained in the Cloud:OpenStack 
(https://build.opensuse.org/project/show?project=Cloud%3AOpenStack) and 
its subprojects.

Additionally, OpenStack Folsom is part of the upcoming openSUSE 12.3 
release. Thus, you can build, administrate and use an OpenStack cloud 
within openSUSE.

If you like to use OpenStack packages or join the team, please join us 
on the mailing list opensuse-cloud at opensuse.org (subscribing information 
at http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:OpenStack).

I'll talk in future posts on the development progress of these packages 
in the Open Build Service. In the meantime, to get more information 
about OpenStack on openSUSE, see the openSUSE OpenStack Portal 

Some background: B1 Systems is a consulting partner of SUSE and offers 
support for OpenStack on openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise.  Some of 
their engineers have been packaging OpenStack for over two years now 
(starting with Bexar) and made those packages available through the Open 
Build Service for both openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise. SUSE has 
delivered last year its SUSE Cloud 1.0 release that is based on 
OpenStack Essex.

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