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Project
The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, as well as a variety of tools, such as OBS, OpenQA, Kiwi, YaST, OSEM, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.

The project is controlled by its community and relies on the contributions of individuals, working as testers, writers, translators, usability experts, artists and ambassadors or developers. The project embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds.

Have a lot of fun...

Distribution

Distribution
The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution.

It is aimed towards users and developers working on the desktop or server. It is great for beginners, experienced users and ultra geeks alike, in short, it is perfect for everybody! The latest release, openSUSE Leap 15.2, features new and massively improved versions of all useful server and desktop applications. It comes with more than 1,000 open source applications. openSUSE Tumbleweed is the rolling release, providing the latest upstream software releases, yet only those packages that pass testing.

openSUSE is also the base for SUSE's award-winning SUSE Linux Enterprise products.

Kubic

Kubic
openSUSE Kubic is a project maintaining multiple container-related technologies as part of the openSUSE Project.

This primarily centers around openSUSE Kubic, an openSUSE Tumbleweed variant focused on hosting container services. openSUSE Kubic currently consists of two major components:

  • openSUSE MicroOS - an openSUSE based operation system providing Transactional (Atomic) Updates upon a read-only btrfs root filesystem, designed to host container workloads with automated administration & patching.
  • kubeadm - a Kubernetes cluster bootstrapping tool integrated as part of openSUSE Kubic to run atop openSUSE MicroOS.

The source code for much of our Kubic related tooling can be found in our GitHub Project.


MicroOS

MicroOS
As a modern Linux operating system openSUSE MicroOS is
  • Small: Lightweight images designed to be deployed for a specific use case
  • Scalable: Optimized for large deployments while capable as a single machine OS
  • Always up-to-date: Updates are automatically applied without impacting the running system
  • Resilient: In case of trouble the system automatically rolls back to last working state
  • Fast: Doesn't ship with baggage that slows it down

In other words openSUSE MicroOS is an operating system you don't have to worry about. It's designed for but not limited to container hosts and edge devices. Due to the focus on unattended operation it's especially suited for large deployments. openSUSE MicroOS inherits the openSUSE Tumbleweed and SUSE Linux Enterprise knowledge while redefining the operating system into a small, efficient and reliable distribution.

openSUSE MicroOS is a variant of openSUSE Tumbleweed and serves as a base of openSUSE Kubic, a Container as a Service platform.
Experimental images based on openSUSE Leap are available.

Open Build Service

Build Service

The Open Build Service (OBS) is a generic system to build and distribute packages from sources in an automatic, consistent and reproducible way. It makes it possible to release software for a wide range of operating systems and hardware architectures. The OBS reference server, which we use to build our distribution, currently (March 2019) hosts 62,954 projects, with 527,451 packages, in 94,872 repositories for numerous distributions and architectures and is used by 60,034 confirmed developers.

OpenQA

OpenQA
openQA is openSUSE's fully automated OS testing service

that can be found under http://openqa.opensuse.org/. More information can be found at http://open.qa/.

It is used

  • to determine if a build/release/set of updates is good, for both Leap and Tumbleweed releases,
  • to give users an idea about the current quality,
  • to find serious bugs as early as possible, and avoid releasing software that contains those.

OSEM

OSEM
OSEM is the Open Source Event Manager, an event management tool tailored to Free and Open Source Software conferences. OSEM actively participates in GSoC and RGSoC.

The project currently can be found on Github/openSUSE/osem

Jangouts

Jangouts
Jangouts (for "Janus Hangouts") is a solution for videoconferencing based on WebRTC and the excellent Janus Gateway with a user interface loosely inspired by Google Hangouts. It aims to provide a completely self-hosted open source alternative to Google Hangouts and similar solutions. Currently Jangouts supports conferences with video, audio, screen sharing and textual chat organized into an unlimited amount of conference rooms with a configurable limit of participants per room.

YaST

YaST

YaST is the installation and configuration tool for openSUSE and the SUSE Linux Enterprise distributions. It is popular for its easy use and attractive graphical interface and the capability to customize your system quickly during and after the installation. YaST actually stands for Yet another Setup Tool. YaST can be used to configure your entire system. Setup hardware, configure the network, system services and tune your security settings. All these tasks can be reached from the YaST Control Center.

Kiwi

Kiwi
KIWI is an application for making a wide variety of image sets for Linux supported hardware platforms as well as virtualisation systems including QEMU, Xen and VMware. It is developed by the openSUSE Project and used to create the openSUSE distributions, but can also be employed to build a variety of other Linux distributions. KIWI was recently integrated in OBS as Studio Express. Also see Kiwi

Wiki

Wiki
The openSUSE wiki is the source of information about the openSUSE project and distribution.

The goal is to provide high quality documentation and a place for collaboration on all parts of the project. This is done in a well structured, standardized and easy readable way. Content is created, edited and refined by all community members.