by Simon Lees
from SUSE Linux

I am a Software Engineer based in Australia, I have been working on openSUSE for 6 years maintaining the Enlightenment desktop and several other packages, I have also been active in the community both on IRC and mailing lists, in more recent times I have also become a member of the package review team. I have spent the last year working at SUSE as a packager and outside of this have interests in topics such as desktop design as well as robotics and electronics.

No video of the event yet, sorry!

As a member of SUSE's packaging team and long time openSUSE contributor, In this talk I'll show you how we use open build service to create packages for openSUSE and then the various steps they go through before reaching you. I'll also show you how you can get involved in packaging as its simpler then you'd expect.

I'll go through the components required to build a package, look in detail at some spec files which form the core of openSUSE's packaging system, i'll also show you how to create packages directly from a git repository.

I'll also go through some of the things that the review team looks for when submitting new packages to openSUSE as well as things you can do to help make the review process run smoother.

I started packaging to make my life easier when I was managing multiple machines maybe it can help make your life easier as well.

2017 October 22 10:30
30 min
Room 1
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017