The LSB workgroup is pleased to announce the availability of LSB 5.0 Beta 1.
This beta is intended to test the completeness of our data gathering for this release, and consists of the LSB SDK and the application and distribution checkers. We are releasing these items for the x86 and x86_64 platforms first.
The SDK, Application Checker, and Distribution Checker can be downloaded from the Linux Foundation's FTP site:
The LSB workgroup has released updates to the SDK and the 4.1 distribution tests. These updates are now available from the LSB Download page:
This is a bugfix release. A number of bugs in the LSB 4.1 tests have been fixed. More importantly, a fix to the SDK was applied which fixes building Qt 4 applications on newer versions of GCC.
The LSB workgroup has released updates to the SDK, 4.1 distribution tests, and the Linux App Checker. These updates are now available from the LSB Download page:
The LSB Workgroup is pleased to announce the release of the LSB Software Development Kit (SDK) 4.1.5, and updates to the Application Checker and the 4.1 distribution tests. These updates are now available from the LSB Download page:
The Linux Standard Base (LSB) project is pleased to announce several
updates to its suites of tools and tests. These updates are now
available from the LSB Download page:
This update includes bug fixes to the LSB 4.0 test suite and application battery, the LSB 4.1 test suite, and the Application Checker and Distribution Checker front-ends.
Some highlights from the updates:
The LSB Workgroup has released version 4.1.4 of the LSB Software Development Kit (SDK).
This section will provide documentation on what to do after you have reached your goal. How do you obtain certification if you've achieved it? What do you do if your app is multi-distro compliant? This section will provide those answers.
Porting your application to multiple distributions is a task that conjures up images of large engineering and support costs, which detract from the real value of the Linux platform. It is the primary goal of the LDN to provide the skills and the tools to vastly reduce those costs by emphasizing portability techniques for cross-distro application development, or full LSB certification.
Note: This article is out of date in some places, but is kept for posterity.
More and more ISVs and developers of existing applications are facing the choice of how to go about porting their application to Linux. Should they choose to port to just one Linux distribution or many? Is LSB certification right for their app?