[lsb-discuss] Looking for a list of distributions that are LSB 4.x compliant

Robert Schweikert rschweikert at novell.com
Tue Jan 26 03:21:24 PST 2010



Dallman, John wrote:
>> We (Novell) decided not to certify SLE 10 SPx to LSB 4.0 as the LSB
> 4.0
>> release date was after the release of SLE 11, thus only SLE 11 is
>> certified for LSB 4.0.
> 
> Understood. I was mostly surprised that SLES10sp2 and SLES10sp3 were not
> 
> listed as 3.x certified. Maybe the web page is just out of date, or
> maybe 
> it seemed obvious to Novell that if sp1 was certified, sp2 and sp3 
> automatically would be so. If the latter, it would be better to have it 
> explicit; there are a remarkable number of people out there who are so 
> paranoid about being shouted at by their bosses that they'll take any 
> excuse to avoid changing things, including avoiding installing service 
> packs. 
> 
>> If we (Novell) would certify SLE 10 SP3 would you certify to LSB 4.0?
> 
> Not immediately. It would help towards my being able to do so, but it 
> wouldn't be enough; I'd need RHEL5 to have done the same thing. Since
> I doubt that Red Hat will certify RHEL5 as LSB 4.0 if they haven't done
> so already, I expect I'm going to have to wait until RHEL6 is well-
> established. 
> 
> Thanks for the offer, but I do have to support RHEL as well as SLES. 

Well, lets see if we cannot move the needle for RHEL5.4 via the Linux 
Foundation as well.

Robert
> 
> best,
> 
> --
> John Dallman
> Parasolid Porting Engineer
> 
> Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software
> Industry Sector
> 46 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DP
> United Kingdom
> Tel: +44-1223-371554
> john.dallman at siemens.com
> www.siemens.com/plm
> 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Robert Schweikert [mailto:rschweikert at novell.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 2:12 AM
>> To: Dallman, John
>> Cc: Darren Davis; lsb-discuss at linuxfoundation.org; Jeff Licquia
>> Subject: Re: [lsb-discuss] Looking for a list of distributions that
> are
>> LSB 4.x compliant
>>
>>
>>
>> Dallman, John wrote:
>>> Daren David and Jeff Licquia wrote:
>>>
>>>> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/lsb-cert/productdir.php?by_prod
>>>> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/lsb-cert/productdir.php?by_lsb
>>> Thanks. That seems reasonably up-to-date, although SLES10sp2 is
>>> missing.
>> Hi John,
>>
>> We (Novell) decided not to certify SLE 10 SPx to LSB 4.0 as the LSB
> 4.0
>> release date was after the release of SLE 11, thus only SLE 11 is
>> certified for LSB 4.0. However, as we (LSB work group) were working on
>> LSB 4.0 it was our goal that SLE 10 could certify to LSB 4.0. Thus,
>> from
>> a technical perspective it is possible to get SLE 10 SP3 (as this is
>> the
>> currently supported version) certified to 4.0.
>>
>> If we (Novell) would certify SLE 10 SP3 would you certify to LSB 4.0?
> I
>> know we as the LSB work group still have to resolve the "Library
>> Certification" rules in more detail, but if you can commit to
>> certifying
>> I am certain this will get us moving in that direction quickly. Also
> if
>> we have a committed ISV I might be able to get the needle moved on SLE
>> 10 SP3 certification.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Robert
>>
>> The answer to requiring LSB 4.0 is clearly "not yet",
>>> the next decision point is in a year's time.
>>>
>>> --
>>> John Dallman
>>> Parasolid Porting Engineer
>>>
>>> Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software
>>> Industry Sector
>>> 46 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DP
>>> United Kingdom
>>> Tel: +44-1223-371554
>>> john.dallman at siemens.com
>>> www.siemens.com/plm
>>>
>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Darren Davis [mailto:ddavis at novell.com]
>>>> Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 4:56 PM
>>>> To: lsb-discuss at linuxfoundation.org; Dallman, John
>>>> Subject: Re: [lsb-discuss] Looking for a list of distributions that
>>> are
>>>> LSB 4.x compliant
>>>>
>>>>>>> On 1/25/2010 at 09:24 AM, in message
> <79118B9FE8CE8E49B0D71964A79CB6470341399E at dekomplm002.net.plm.eds.com>,
>>>> "Dallman, John" <john.dallman at siemens.com> wrote:
>>>>> http://ldn.linuxfoundation.org/lsb/certified/distributions doesn't
>>>>> list any, but it doesn't mention SLES11, which is 4.0 compliant.
> Is
>>>>> there a more up-to-date list?
>>>>>
>>>>> I produce libraries for binary distribution, and I'm trying to
>>> decide
>>>>> when I can start demanding 4.x compliance from my customers'
>>> systems.
>>>>> thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> John Dallman
>>>>> Parasolid Porting Engineer
>>>>>
>>>>> Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software
>>>>> Industry Sector
>>>>> 46 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DP
>>>>> United Kingdom
>>>>> Tel: +44-1223-371554
>>>>> john.dallman at siemens.com
>>>>> www.siemens.com/plm
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>>> https://lists.linux-foundation.org/mailman/listinfo/lsb-discuss
>>>> This one does...
>>>>
>>>> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/lsb-cert/productdir.php?by_prod
>>>>
>>>> Darren
>>>>
>>>>
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>> --
>> Robert Schweikert                           MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU
>> Software Engineer Consultant                          LINUX
>> rschweikert at novell.com
>> 781-464-8147
>>
>> Novell
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Robert Schweikert                           MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU
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