openSUSE on IBM z Systems now building Factory in Ports Project
openSUSE Factory now builds for the IBM z Systems architecture in a
special ports project called openSUSE:Factory:zSystems.
== Goal ==
This project is targeted to improve the integration of z Systems
technology into the openSUSE distribution. This is done by several
- it allows the openSUSE community to actively work on a distribution
targeted for z Systems like LinuxOne Emperor and LinuxOne Rockhopper.
- build issues can be found much earlier than during SUSE Linux
Enterprise release cycles.
- new features can be integrated without having to wait for service
- allow customers to participate in the base development for future
SUSE Linux Enterprise products.
== Status ==
The project openSUSE:Factory:zSystems has been setup several weeks ago
as a new project in the Open Buildservice. The packages in this project
are inherited from openSUSE:Factory. Most of the packages already build
without issues. This project now has been made publicly accessible.
The port of openSUSE:Factory to z Systems is a new project, and thus
still needs some work on documentation. A wiki page has been created to
start with, and it will be expanded as needed. Find the entry point to
the wiki at: