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OBS Light (OBS client) (legacy)

Published by ronan
Based on openSUSE 12.1 32-bit x86

OBS Light 0.5.3

If you have (or are thinking about) selecting MeeGo, Tizen but you cannot put all the code you want to build on OBS, the public, cloud-based MeeGo, Tizen 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.

Traditional Embedded developers who are selecting MeeGo, Tizen are more comfortable with the tradition of local build tools based on a chroot than a with a full cloud based system like OBS. While OBS will provide them with a very power and adpated tool to their long term need, the entry cost can be perceived to be too high. This is issue is particularly strong in TV or IVI world.

Under a simple UI, it reuses the osc command line tools delivered with OBS to which a set of extra plugin are created and on an extension of mic2 and remains compatible with a full implementation of OBS. It will be published under License: GPLv2.

The osc plugin for automatic patch creation are designed to be reusable in a full OBS environment.


root Password: opensuse
tux Password: opensuse


Downloaded 339 times Cloned 27 times

Downloads are no longer available for this appliance, as it is based on an OS version that we no longer support.

You can clone the appliance, then upgrade and build with a current OS version.

Release notes

OBS Light 0.5.3

Summary of changes:
– Remove refresh status after build.
– For now we support builds for MeeGo and Tizen.
OBS Light creates a local package repository (http apache2 server) for every OBS Light project.
– All unhandled exceptions are logged. A traceback of each error is saved in the directory ~/OBSLight/errorLog.
– The default build user is “abuild” (previous versions were using “root”).
– Added possibility to open a shell as root in chroot jail (the default user being abuild).
– Add script “obsprojectsdiff”, which compares packages between two OBS projects and creates tag files, which can be used as direct input to obs2obscopy.
– Improved chroot bind-mounts reliability.
– Added some checks for the possibility to do ARM builds.


1 dependency removed
Build configuration updated


Technical Details

Appliance configuration

Basic settings

Keyboard: ask_on_first_boot
Time zone: UTC
Language: ask_on_first_boot
Network: dhcp
Firewall: disabled


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