[lsb-discuss] LSB Distribution Status for 3.2 and 4.0

Vladimir Rubanov vrub at ispras.ru
Wed Aug 20 08:16:41 PDT 2008

Just to summarize, the following pages have been mentioned that have some
relation to distributions. I put my comment for each of them:

1.	https://www.linuxfoundation.org/lsb-cert/productdir.php?by_lsb -
this is the main official list of LSB Certified Distributions (LSB Product
Directory) that is automatically updated by the LSB Online Certification
System as soon as a new certification is competed.
2.	LDN is mirroring this official page at
http://ldn.linuxfoundation.org/lsb/certified/distributions. BTW, Brian, I
would force the Platform and LSB Version filters to <All> by default at this
3.	http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/LSB_Distribution_Status - as Mats
perfectly explained this is an obsolete page manually maintained in the past
that described old status of LSB distribution certifications. IMHO, it
should be removed (and url redirected to the p.1).
4.	http://www.linuxfoundation.org/navigator/browse/distr.php - this
page in the LSB Navigator just lists all Linux distributions that have been
analyzed by the LF. This list does NOT correspond to LSB certification
status and contains many non-LSB distributions. It is this list that the
Linux Application Checker uses to analyze compatibility of applications


As for LSB 3.2 certified distributions, then some certifications are in
progress now. However, as far as I know, no distros have been officially
certified to 3.2 yet though many of them are compatible de-facto. I believe
the LF is working with distro vendors on certifying their products to LSB







From: brian at proffitt.org [mailto:brian at proffitt.org] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 7:41 AM
To: Wichmann, Mats D
Cc: Darren Davis; Gaurav Jain; lsb-discuss at lists.linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [lsb-discuss] LSB Distribution Status for 3.2 and 4.0

I am in the process of updating a new version of this page on the LDN site
(http://ldn.linuxfoundation.org/lsb/certified/distributions). My version,
however, is based on the page mentioned below. I found a table
(http://www.linuxfoundation.org/navigator/browse/distr.php) on the Database
Navigator site, which I believe is more up to date. However, it does not
show LSB version information. Can someone fill in the blanks, especially on
the newer distribution versions?

I can then maintain this chart over on LDN.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Wichmann, Mats D
<mats.d.wichmann at intel.com> wrote:

Darren Davis wrote:
> Gaurav Jain wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm interested in knowing the distribution list for LSB 3.2 and 4.0
>> compliant distributions.
>> The link at http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/LSB_Distribution_Status
>> only has 3.0 and 3.1 information.  Could somebody please provide the
>> information for 3.2 and 4.0?
> I believe that list is accurate.  I am not certain if any distribution
> has certified to 3.2 but I leave that to an LF representative to
> verify.  LSB 4.0 is not a ratified specification yet, so no
> distribution has tested.  You won't see LSB 4.0 distributions until
> next year.

I replied privately, but to summarize:

that page is someone's effort to informally comment on the
status of various distributions beyond just a list of
what's certified (and does include a link to the certification
page).  As such, it's now substantially out of date, missing
the last three releases of the community distributions Fedora,
Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, and three or four of Mandriva. So it's probably
approaching two years old.

The page should probably be removed unless someone wants to
undertake maintaining it.

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