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Why should I use OBS Light ?

Why not use OBS Light ?

OBS Light is targeting the development of variants of MeeGo distribution (or any OBS build distro) to either add extra features to a MeeGo product or adapt a MeeGo distribution to different hardware configurations. It is not an another SDK, if you want to develop applications for a MeeGo product you should have a look at the MeeGo SDK which likely will better fit your need.

What is OBS Light ?

The project 'OBS Light' (or also obslight) , creates an encapsulation of OBS which presents a lighter face of OBS that we have called OBS light which could be delivered (if desired) with a pre-packaged MeeGo TV stack (or any other MeeGo vertical) released on a DVD image. The name was chosen to express that it remains an OBS base development process, but which is lighter to use, the idea of seeing the project as a light to guide the user in the flow of tools such as OBS, OSC, Gbs, MIC, Git ... only came later. Once you will also see it incorrectly spell as 'OBS Lite'.

If you have (or are thinking about) selecting MeeGo but you cannot put all the code you want to build on OBS, the public, cloud-based MeeGo building tool, or if you are more comfortable with the tradition of local build tools based on a chroot than with a full cloud-based system like OBS, you might find the learning curve a bit steep.

While OBS will provide you with a very powerful and adapted tool for your long-term needs, the entry cost can be perceived to be too high. This issue is particularly strongly perceived in the TV or IVI segments where recompilation of the Linux kernel and adding drivers is required even during the very early phases of a project and compiling in the public domain is out of the question.


In a second phase we hope to add a simple UI to it. It reuses the osc command line tools delivered with OBS to which a set of extra plugins have been added, including an extension of mic. All this remains compatible with a full implementation of OBS. It will be published under GPLv2 license.

The coding is under work and changes are likely to occur during the development process.

Note that under the hood, OBS light still is 100% OBS code and the building process is the same as what you could achieve by running your own private OBS. OBS Light mainly pre-configures an OBS to ease the learning curve.

Note that some OBS feature are hidden to simplify the learning phase. As the service is run locally, you can mix Open Source and private code should you need to do so.

Where to Download OBS Light?

OBS Light is available either as a ready to run appliance to execute as a virtual machine, ready made packages for common distros and obviously as source file to build it by yourself.

Where is the information about OBS Light?


All discussions are now run on the Tizen-general mailing list. https://lists.tizen.org/listinfo/general

Where can I find a private OBS appliance?

We have wiki page dedicated to OBS Light appliances.

For more information about private OBS, see the Build Service private instance wiki page.

What difference between OBS and OBS Light?

OBS Light use an OBS server.

OBS Light Full OBS
Cross compilation Yes Yes
Local and remote reference Yes Yes
Automatic creation of patch Yes Not Yet (will if the same osc plugin is loaded)
Bootable Image creation Yes Add on
Integrated version control Hidden Yes
Multi-user Hidden Yes
Multi-target by project Hidden Yes
Auto built Hidden Yes
Signing service Hidden Yes

Initial Specifications (final implementation have differed from the initial concept): SpecOBSLight-1_V-0-6

What are the different parts of the OBS Light project?

Where is the OBS Light code?

GIT: https://meego.gitorious.org/meego-developer-tools/obs-light

OBS: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show?project=devel%3AOBS%3ALight%3AStable

Where is the OBS Bug and Feature list?

Sorry the Meego Bugzilla was turns off.

  • You can file bugs on MeeGo's bugzilla. The bug list for the project can be reached here. To easily file a new bug, use this linkSubscript text</strike>