KDE-Apps.org Applications for the KDE-Desktop 
 GTK-Apps.org Applications using the GTK Toolkit 
 GnomeFiles.org Applications for GNOME 
 MeeGo-Central.org Applications for MeeGo 
 CLI-Apps.org Command Line Applications 
 Qt-Apps.org Free Qt Applications 
 Qt-Prop.org Proprietary Qt Applications 
 Maemo-Apps.org Applications for the Maemo Plattform 
 Java-Apps.org Free Java Applications 
 eyeOS-Apps.org Free eyeOS Applications 
 Wine-Apps.org Wine Applications 
 Server-Apps.org Server Applications 
 apps.ownCloud.com ownCloud Applications 
 KDE-Look.org Artwork for the KDE-Desktop 
 GNOME-Look.org Artwork for the GNOME-Desktop 
 Xfce-Look.org Artwork for the Xfce-Desktop 
 Box-Look.org Artwork for your Windowmanager 
 E17-Stuff.org Artwork for Enlightenment 
 Beryl-Themes.org Artwork for the Beryl Windowmanager 
 Compiz-Themes.org Artwork for the Compiz Windowmanager 
 EDE-Look.org Themes for your EDE Desktop 
 Debian-Art.org Stuff for Debian 
 Gentoo-Art.org Artwork for Gentoo Linux 
 SUSE-Art.org Artwork for openSUSE 
 Ubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Ubuntu 
 Kubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Kubuntu 
 LinuxMint-Art.org Artwork for Linux Mint 
 Arch-Stuff.org Art And Stuff for Arch Linux 
 Frugalware-Art.org Themes for Frugalware 
 Fedora-Art.org Artwork for Fedora Linux 
 Mandriva-Art.org Artwork for Mandriva Linux 
 KDE-Files.org Files for KDE Applications 
 OpenTemplate.org Documents for OpenOffice.org
 GIMPStuff.org Files for GIMP
 InkscapeStuff.org Files for Inkscape
 ScribusStuff.org Files for Scribus
 BlenderStuff.org Textures and Objects for Blender
 VLC-Addons.org Themes and Extensions for VLC
 KDE-Help.org Support for your KDE Desktop 
 GNOME-Help.org Support for your GNOME Desktop 
 Xfce-Help.org Support for your Xfce Desktop 
openDesktop.orgopenDesktop.org:   Applications   Artwork   Linux Distributions   Documents    Linux42.org    OpenSkillz.com   


- Content .- Fans (12) .- Knowledge Base  . 



KDE Other Software

Score 77%
Homepage:  Link
Minimum required   Qt 4.x
Downloads:  277
Submitted:  Mar 5 2010
Updated:  Mar 25 2011


KDE OBS generator is a tool that makes it simple to package applications in the openSUSE build service for multiple distributions. Using documentation (and a tutorial) at http://old-en.opensuse.org/KDE/Build_Service/Cross-distro it is possible to create .rpm and .deb packages for several versions of openSUSE, Fedora, Kubuntu and Mandriva.

Since kde-apps.org has support for providing download links pointing to the build service, kde-obs-generator can make it very easy to provide binary packages even for developers with little or no packaging experience.

Note that the tool is currently still considered experimental and work in progress, but it is usable and a number of packages have been already created using it (see e.g. http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/llunak:/kdetest).

See also http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/4177 .

Documentation: http://old-en.opensuse.org/KDE/Build_Service/Cross-distro
(see especially the tutorial if you are new to kde-obs-generator).


- renamed to obs-generator
- no KDE dependencies
- autotools parsing fixes
- handle and warn about incorrect usage of ${INSTALL_TARGETS_DEFAULT_ARGS}
- handle pkg{data|lib|include|libexec}dir for autotools
- check for more disallowed characters for debian package names
- make ubuntu packages be shown on kde-apps.org too
- autotools and qmake support
- usable also for generating packages that do not require the special cross-distro setup (i.e. it is possible to create e.g. normal openSUSE packages)
- try harder to detect version from tarball name
- handle also the case when the developer was too lazy to create the tarball with a toplevel directory
- RPM group and DEB section are set by default only for KDE apps, others now need manual setting in INFO (see http://en.opensuse.org/KDE/Build_Service/Cross-distro/Fixing_problems#Missing_substitutes)
- --analyzer option, use "--analyzer none" when the INFO file already provides all the information (allows for external analyzers)
- experimental autotools analyzer, incomplete
- several possible parsing errors fixed
- improved support for installing translations (GETTEXT_PROCESS_PO_FILES with a wildcard)
- check if osc has been already set up
- fixes for Ubuntu build
- improved support for python-kde4
- improved support for installing translations

(generic download location)
(generic installation instructions)
Send to a friend
Other  Apps  from Seli
Report inappropriate content


 Debian packages?

 by skulptor on: Mar 5 2010
Score 50%

Hi Luboš, sorry to spoil the party, but where can I find Debian packages? :)

Okey, seriously, this is a very welcomed contribution, because it took me some trial and error to find out how to build .deb packages for Ubuntu manually.

But I noticed that I cannot build Debian packages, because Debian does not ship KDE 4 yet. It would be nice to have some "Debian testing" snapshots repository, maybe updated once in a month or so.

Reply to this


 Re: Debian packages?

 by Seli on: Mar 6 2010
Score 50%

That's exactly it. There is no support for Debian, since the OBS has only Debian releases and none of those is capable of building KDE4 apps. And it could be solved by creating a build repository with Debian's KDE4 packages imported, wherever Debian uses get them from, and building against this on top of a Debian release.

If you would be interested in this, I suggest asking on the opensuse-buildservice@opensuse.org mailing list (http://en.opensuse.org/Communicate/Mailinglists#Development_Lists).

Reply to this



 by zanoi on: Mar 17 2010
Score 50%

This program is amazing! I have no idea about packaging but now have a package for every distribution :-) Thanks.

Reply to this


 Re: Great

 by jospoortvliet on: Dec 12 2011
Score 50%
jospoortvlietjospoortvlie t
KDE, openSUSE, ownCloud

great to hear :D

@seli - any chance we get 12.1 packages? And you still interested in hacking on this? I'd love to see it integrated in OBS to help packaging N00BS like myself... :D

Reply to this


 Re: Re: Great

 by Seli on: Dec 15 2011
Score 50%

I've updated the list of supported distros to the recent ones, but I don't have much time to work on this anymore. Given the number of complains about the list being out of date, there presumably aren't many users of this anyway :-/.

Reply to this

Add commentBack

How do you like Plasma 5?
 The best KDE Desktop ever.
 Definitely a nice improvement.
 Not decided yet. Haven't tried it yet.
 I do not like some of the changes.
 KDE is taking the wrong way.
 I am still sticking with KDE 3.5.
 I have no opinion, but wanted to vote anyway.

 Who we are
More about us
Frequently Asked Questions
Updates on identi.ca
Updates on Twitter
Content RSS   
Events RSS   

Add App
Public API
About KDE-Apps.org
Legal Notice
Spreadshirt Shop
CafePress Shop
Sponsor us
Report Abuse

Copyright 2003-2016 KDE-Apps.org Team  
All rights reserved. KDE-Apps.org is not liable for any content or goods on this site.
All contributors are responsible for the lawfulness of their uploads.
KDE and K Desktop Environment are trademarks of KDE e.V.