[lsb-discuss] it's official: LSB face to face and Packaging Summit, Berlin, Dec. 4-6, 2006

Jim Zemlin jzemlin at freestandards.org
Wed Oct 18 17:10:19 PDT 2006

To those planning on attending the F2F meeting in Berlin:

Get your tickets this now as airfares to Berlin are extremely low.   For
example, round trip from San Francisco to Berlin is $500.00 US leaving
Dec. 2 and returning Dec. 7.   I am not sure what the prices are from
other parts of the world, but I suspect they are discounted as well for
off season travel 

Just a friendly reminder from an extremely cheap guy.


On Thu, 2006-10-12 at 12:14 -0400, Ian Murdock wrote:
> The date of the next LSB face-to-face and the first FSG Packaging Summit
> is now set: December 4-6, 2006. SAP will be providing facilities for the
> meeting at the SAP office in Berlin, Germany.
> This will be a three day meeting. The first two days (Monday, December 4
> and Tuesday, December 5) will be the LSB face-to-face meeting.
> The primary agenda will be to finalize the LSB 3.2 roadmap and timeline.
> Wednesday, December 5 will be the first FSG Packaging Summit. The goal
> of the Summit is to bring together the key people in the Linux packaging
> world and ISVs to discuss the future of Linux packaging. Topics will
> include RPM, the role of other packaging technologies
> (dpkg, APT, yum, etc.), and the needs of ISVs in packaging solutions:
>   ISVs want to use their own installation methods (e.g., an
>   installation script or a cross-platform installation
>   framework like InstallAnywhere) rather than using the distros' native
>   package systems. The reasons are varied, but typically have to do with
>   controlling the user experience and providing better cross-platform
>   support, since Linux is almost always just one platform that's supported
>   among others. Current methods simply dump files in the file system and
>   integrate poorly with the underlying package systems. The solution
>   proposed at the LSB face to face in June is to construct an API to the
>   package systems (dpkg, RPM, APT?, yum?) so that higher level installer
>   frameworks can register with them. That way, third parties
>   can completely control the installation experience, yet the end result
>   is properly integrated with the distros' software management
>   tools. More discussion is needed here, making it squarely a 4.0 issue.
> I've started a wiki page for the LSB face-to-face and Packaging Summit
> here, though there's not much there yet:
> http://www.freestandards.org/en/LSB_face-to-face_%28December_2006%29
> More details will be posted both here and to the wiki page as we have
> them.
> -ian
Jim Zemlin
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