Introducing Project Bretzn

Apart from being a tasty Bavarian bread-snack, Bretzn is the code-name for a collection of technology aimed at solving a problem which has existed in software development for a very long time: How do you get your applications to your users?

This is particularly a question for the many developers of KDE applications that are not part of KDE’s six monthly Software Compilation releases. These developers must either provide binaries for a range of distributions themselves or hope that distribution volunteers will do the packaging for them.

However, there are already a number of services that can help to solve these problems. We have build services (such as the openSUSE Build Service) that allow the easy creation of binaries for many different Linux distributions (with other platforms in the work!), we have Open Collaboration Services (OCS) which allows easy, socially networked publishing of packages both to and from central software download sites such as openDesktop.org and KDE-Apps.org and we have powerful integrated development environments (IDEs) such as Qt Creator, KDevelop and Eclipse.

Until now these technologies and tools made up mostly isolated islands and it seemed an obvious choice to try bridging them. A project aiming to do just this began in August 2010 and was first publicly announced by Frank Karlitschek at the openSuse Conference in Nuremberg in late October: Project Bretzn would make it possible, with a few clicks, to publish software projects directly from the IDE – and it would all happen before the end of the year! Watch the video below and read the complete article here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqe1pEv95yk&hl[/youtube]

Related Posts

Deploying an Elasticsearch cluster using Rancher Catalog Elasticsearch is a Lucene-based search engine developed by the open-source vendor, elastic. With principal features like scalability, resiliency, and ...
What Factors Contribute to the Success or Failure of Software Firms? Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, news about 20-somethings becoming billionaires from the sale of their software companies flooded the media, giving the...
Adding Linux Dash as a system service Last week Ivan Mikushin discussed adding system services to RancherOS using Docker Compose. Today I want to show you an example of how to deploy Linu...
Wget and the user agent option Wget is a command-line utility for downloading files. The official description on its man page on my Linux distribution says that it is "free utili...
Keeping a Global Eye on Copyright Law We spend a lot of our time at EFF trying to spot new proposals in copyright across the world, and understanding whether they're good or bad for civil ...
Boeing Black Android smartphone will self-destruct if tampered with Boeing has made an entry into the mobile device market with its own Android smartphone called the Boeing Black smartphone. Yep, it's black in color...

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

ContainerizeThis 2016 is a free, 2-day conference for all things containers and big data. Featured, will be presentations and free, hands-on workshops. Learn more at ContainerizeThis.com

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Want to become an expert ethical hacker and penetration tester? Request your free video training course of Online Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Whether you're new to Linux or are a Linux guru, you can learn a lot more about the Linux kernel by requesting your free ebook of Linux Kernel In A Nutshell.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*