If you have (or thing to) selecting MeeGo but you cannot put all the code to build on OBS, the MeeGo public cloud based building tool, or are more comfortable with the tradition of local build tools based on a chroot than a 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 to your long term needs, the entry cost can be perceived to be too high. This is issue is particularly strong in TV or IVI world where recompilation of the Kernel and addition of drivers is required during the very early phases of a project and compiling in the public domain is out of question.
The project proposes to create an encapsulation of OBS which presents a lighter face of OBS that we have called OBS light which could be delivered (if desired) with a pre-packaged MeeGo TV (or any other MeeGo vertical) released on a DVD image.
Note that under the hood OBS light is 100% OBS code and the building process is the same as what you could achieve by running your private OBS. OBS Light mainly pre-configure and OBS with a few osc plugin to ease the learning curve. Note that some OBS feature are hidden to simplify the learning phase. As the service is run locally, you can mix Open Source and private code would you need to do so.
In a second phase we hope to offer 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.
The coding is under work and changes are likely to occur during the development process.
Current progress an deliveries can be found here
|OBS Light||Full OBS|
|Local and remote reference||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic creation of patch||Yes||Not Yet (will if the same osc plugin is loaded)|
|Bootable Image creation||Yes||Add on|
|Integrated version control||Hidden||Yes|
|Multi-target by project||Hidden||Yes|
Initial Specifications (final implementation are likely differ from the initial concept) :[SpecOBSLight-1_V-0-6]
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