On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 5:18 AM, Hui Hu firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Is it due to resource limitation or other reason for not supporting SUSE
There’s no technical reason. It’s a resource limitation insofar as we could
spend time improving the Chef Server, or we could spend time testing it on
other platforms, and there hasn’t been cause to commit to SuSE testing.
Is any plan to deploy Chef Server 11 on SUSE in future ?
There is no current plan to commit to testing the open source Chef server
I found there is a ongoing project to bring Chef Server 11 to openSUSE :
http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Chef : systemsmanagement:chef:masterhttps://build.opensuse.org/project/show?project=systemsmanagement%3Achef%3Amasteris the development project for the latest Chef version available for
openSUSE We work heavily on bringing Chef 11 to openSUSE Factory, so
development of the erlang-based core Chef packages takes place in
Not sure whether this can be a workaround to deploy Chef Server 11 on SUSE.
This work looks like its goal is to build native distributions packages
for OpenSuSE. Any future work that Opscode does to port Chef to additional
platforms will be under our Omnibus packaging. Chef is built on a lot of
existing libraries, and we didn’t find the time required to package and
maintain most of these libraries for multiple distributions to be the best
use of Opscode’s time. I understand why some people would prefer native
distribution packages over Omnibus packages, so we’re happy to help the
community in each distribution with any problems they encounter while
maintaining those packages, but we won’t be doing so ourselves.
Omnibus greatly simplifies testing for us because we can control the
dependencies, such as the version of Ruby, which significantly decreases
the test matrix we need to test for each release. This means we can focus
on increasing the quality of our tests over wrangling the breadth of our
Bryan McLellan | opscode | technical program manager, open source
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