News & Announcements

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

Italian govt agencies to consider Free Software before commercial software The Italian Digital Agency has recommended that its government's agencies consider Free Software alternatives before purchasing licenses for commercia...
Ubuntu Touch – SDK alpha and preview images released The Software Development Kit (SDK) and preview installation images for Ubuntu Touch have been released. Ubuntu Touch is the umbrella name for Ubuntu f...
European ministers favour open specifications and open source European ministers responsible for eGovernment policy of the European Union say the open source model could be promoted for use in eGovernment projec...
How we migrated from Heroku to Docker containers As a growing startup that provides a SaaS platform to automate B2B sales lead management and social selling at scale, ProLeads has been pressed to del...
Project Chess spied on you long before Microsoft acquired Skype Long before Edward Snowden told us about a govt privacy-abusing spy operation called PRISM or Prism, Skype had its own collaborative project with the ...
Boot managers and boot devices on a PC with UEFI firmware UEFI firmware technology may have its positive aspects, but it also comes, like everything else, with its not-so positive aspects. It is not-so positi...
Tags: , ,

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

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 *

*