Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


The Monolith versus the Swarm - A Comparison of openSUSE’s and Fedora’s Build Infrastructures

Even though openSUSE and Fedora are both RPM-based Linux distributions, their respective infrastructures differ significantly. While openSUSE is built entirely using the Open Build Service, Fedora relies on a variety of tools to perform specific tasks of building a full Linux distribution.

Both distributions have stood the test of time, and both approaches work for the most part fine for their communities. Yet, the question remains: is one of the approaches better than the other? And what are the advantages and drawbacks for the various contributor roles? The talk answers these and other burning questions and reveals the hidden weaknesses of both setups.


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