The path to application portability is dependent upon whether your application is already built, or still in production.
Having learned what the Linux Application Checker ("AppChecker") can do, it's now time to install and implement AppChecker. This document describes general steps on getting started with AppChecker, from installation to execution to interpreting the results.
The Linux Application Checker (also referred to as "AppChecker") is a powerful new tool designed to help software developers target Linux. It draws on the extensive testing framework developed by the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Linux Foundation and leverages the work of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) workgroup.
That's the official version, but what does the tool's functionality really mean to application developers who want to write apps for Linux? In a few words: ease of portability.
However you want to improve your application, through maximizing portability or full LSB certification, the first step on the journey is determining the status of your application. Specifically, how portable is it now?
To help accomplish this, the Linux Developer Network is providing a great tool to help you see just how portable your current application is; even how close it is to the LSB standard already.
As you seek to create a new Linux application, or improve upon an existing app, trying to achieve the benefits of cross-distribution portability may seem daunting. Fortunately, there are a number of tools and strategies to help you meet this goal.
An operating system’s success is inextricably linked with the number and quality of applications that run on top of it. Linux and its variances between distributions, however, present ISVs and individual developers with a unique set of challenges: different distributions of Linux make use of different versions of libraries, important files stored in different locations, and so on. If an ISV wants to reach a global Linux audience, they must support more than one distribution of Linux.
As more and more developers develop applications for Linux, a lot of questions about portability and application certification are raised: how can I build the most portable application for Linux? Is certification to the Linux Standard Base right for my application? How do I get started on the right path for me?
In this section, you will learn the answers to these questions and more, as you step through the process of creating a better Linux application.
This document describes general steps on getting started with the LSB Application Checker.
2012-05-02: This is currently a historical document. Please see the mailing list for our current discussions on the state of the charter.
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: