openSUSE:Build Service Tools
OBS Server and Tools
This page provides a brief overview about all known OBS components and clients. If you write also one, please add a link to your resources here.
Official OBS components
The build script is used by server and client to do the actual build process. It can build in chroot or in secure XEN or KVM enviroment.
Command Line Client
The command line client is used by power packagers, to solve merge conflicts and do local builds.
OSC source validator
An extension for osc to find common mistakes before committing source. These checks are enforced for official openSUSE packages.
The OBS server code to setup an own instance of OBS.
It needs also the Bento theming libs from
It can be installed easily as appliance:
OBS signing daemon
The signing daemon can be used for signing packages on the server. It is part of the OBS appliance.
Hermes is an optional extra component for OBS.
It is an extremely flexible solution to distribute events from OBS as notifications to users. It supports various ways of notification such as email, RSS or twitter posts. Users also can choose when the notification should happen: For each event individually or as digests posts after a given time span.
Hermes comes with a decent configuration app for users and an admin application.
Hermes Information portal: http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Hermes
software-o-o is an optional extra component for OBS end users. It is not yet modularized for general purpose use.
Unofficial OBS components
An osc plugin for working with the openSUSE:Factory:Contrib project.
osc collaboration plugin
An osc plugin for taging patches to improve upstream collaboration. Used by the Gnome people, it needs an additional server.
A Qt-based OBS client
an OBS GUI written in Mono.
spec file cleaner
A script to standarise a spec file.
A tool to checkout OBS sources and replicate them as a git repo.
FUSE file system to access OBS
To be able to mount an obs server as file system, you can use this fuse plugin.
OBS client for Android
Check your build states from your Android phone.
OBS client lib for Qt
A first stub to connect to an OBS server from a Qt appliacation.
OBS client lib for Java
A basic Java-based OBS library.
Sofware Auto Test Enviroment
This code is using OBS to rebuild code and test automatically the resulting appliance. This is used by YaST people to test their stack based on their git code, building packages and appliance in OBS.