Using Eclipse to build a Linux distribution

Session Type: 
Standard [25 minutes]

A Linux distribution consists of many packages put together by software engineers. For Fedora developers, the two worlds of upstream development and distribution packaging are brought together by a tool called Eclipse Fedora Packager. Eclipse Fedora Packager adds Fedora packaging life cycle support to Eclipse. It allows users to edit and validate RPM .spec files, build RPMs, and interact with Fedora infrastructure quickly and easily.

Have you done RPM packaging before and want to know how to do this from within Eclipse? Are you interested in how a Linux distribution is put together? Are you planning on getting your Eclipse plug-in into Fedora? If your answer was yes to any of the questions above this talk is for you.

This talk will introduce you to the Fedora packaging process and will outline how RPM packages can be built from within Eclipse. A brief overview of how Eclipse Fedora Packager has been developed and built will also be given.