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LSB 4.0 Beta

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LSB 4.0 Beta Review

This page is intended to facilitate review of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 4.0 Beta release. Please help us achieve better quality by:

If you have suggestions or bugs detected feel free to contact us via lsb-discuss mailing list or irc://irc.freestandards.org/#lsb. We greatly appreciate your help.

Please also see other interesting pages related with the LSB 4.0 release:


The picture below represents the key LSB deliverables for application and distribution developers (click on particular items for details):

Linux Developer Network LSB Certification System LSB Navigator LSB Specification Linux Application Checker LSB Eclipse Plugin LSB Sample Implementation LSB SDK LSB Application Tools LSB Distribution Testkit Multi-Distro Testing Farm LSB Distribution Tools LSB Concept Tools



Specification

The Linux Standard Base (LSB) specifications are made available in two parts: an architecture independent (generic) part and an architecture dependent part. The architecture independent part is comprised of five modules: Core, C++, Desktop, Languages and Printing. The architecture dependent part is comprised of three modules: Core, C++ and Desktop.

Also, there are mandatory and trial use modules in the specification. The former impose mandatory requirements on LSB compliant distributions and applications may safely rely on the functionality described in mandatory modules. Functionality in trial use modules is not required in LSB compliant distributions and applications should take this into consideration. Meanwhile, trial use modules represent candidates for inclusion in the next versions of LSB.

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Mandatory Modules
LSB 4.0 Generic Release Candidate

Core, C++, Desktop,
Interpreter Languages, Printing

Core, C++, Desktop,
Interpreter Languages, Printing

14-Dec-2008
LSB 4.0 (IA32) Release Candidate

Core, C++, Desktop

Core, C++, Desktop

14-Dec-2008
LSB 4.0 (IA64) Release Candidate

Core, C++, Desktop

Core, C++, Desktop

14-Dec-2008
LSB 4.0 (PPC32) Release Candidate

Core, C++, Desktop

Core, C++, Desktop

14-Dec-2008
LSB 4.0 (PPC64) Release Candidate

Core, C++, Desktop

Core, C++, Desktop

14-Dec-2008
LSB 4.0 (S390) Release Candidate

Core, C++, Desktop

Core, C++, Desktop

14-Dec-2008
LSB 4.0 (S390X) Release Candidate

Core, C++, Desktop

Core, C++, Desktop

14-Dec-2008
LSB 4.0 (AMD64) Release Candidate

Core, C++, Desktop

Core, C++, Desktop

14-Dec-2008
Trial Use Modules

LSB 4.0 Trial Use Release Candidate

ALSA, Java, NSS, xdg-utils

ALSA, Java, NSS xdg-utils

14-Dec-2008

Another good way for browsing LSB specification and data about related Linux ecosystem is using LSB Navigator.


LSB Application Tools

LSB application tools help developers in creating LSB compliant applications and finally achieving LSB Certified status.

Linux App Checker

The Linux App Checker contains tools for analyzing dependencies (libraries and interfaces externally required) of application packages. In particular it helps developers in testing their applications for LSB compliance and enables easy steps for LSB certification. To install the Linux App Checker, please download the appropriate tar file, extract the tar file, and run the included install.sh script.

Please refer to Linux App Checker Getting Started for instructions on how to use the tool.

Linux Application Checker
Linux Application Checker (IA32) Release Candidate

lsb-app-checker-4.0.0-4.ia32.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
Linux Application Checker (IA64) Release Candidate

lsb-app-checker-4.0.0-4.ia64.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
Linux Application Checker (PPC32) Release Candidate

lsb-app-checker-4.0.0-4.ppc32.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
Linux Application Checker (PPC64) Release Candidate

lsb-app-checker-4.0.0-4.ppc64.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
Linux Application Checker (S390) Release Candidate

lsb-app-checker-4.0.0-4.s390.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
Linux Application Checker (S390X) Release Candidate

lsb-app-checker-4.0.0-4.s390x.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
Linux Application Checker (AMD64) Release Candidate

lsb-app-checker-4.0.0-4.x86_64.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009

LSB Software Development Kit (SDK)

The LSB Software Development Kit (SDK) contains the LSB Development Environment (shared library stubs, headers, lsbcc, and lsbc++) for building LSB compliant binaries.

To install the LSB SDK, please download the appropriate tar file, extract the tar file, and run the included install.sh script.

LSB 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK)
LSB 4.0 SDK (IA32) Release Candidate

lsb-sdk-4.0.0-4.ia32.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 SDK (IA64) Release Candidate

lsb-sdk-4.0.0-4.ia64.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 SDK (PPC32) Release Candidate

lsb-sdk-4.0.0-4.ppc32.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 SDK (PPC64) Release Candidate

lsb-sdk-4.0.0-4.ppc64.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 SDK (S390) Release Candidate

lsb-sdk-4.0.0-4.s390.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 SDK (S390X) Release Candidate

lsb-sdk-4.0.0-4.s390x.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 SDK (AMD64) Release Candidate

lsb-sdk-4.0.0-4.x86_64.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009

LSB Sample Implementation

The LSB Sample Implementation serves two purposes. It acts as a neutral test platform for application testing, and it acts as a neutral build environment.

The SI is brand-new for this release, and has its own release notes.

The preferred way to use the Sample Implementation is with the LSB SI Tools. To learn more about the LSB SI Tools, please refer to the LSB SI Tools Getting Started page.

Because of the length of time that the SI takes to build, not all architectures will be ready to test right away. Please refer back to this page for the list of available architectures.

LSB 4.0 SI Tools (Beta)
LSB 4.0 SI Tools (IA32) beta

lsbsi-tools-4.0.0-1.i586.rpm
lsbsi-chroot-4.0.0-1.i586.rpm

10-Oct-2008
LSB 4.0 SI Tools (AMD64) beta

lsbsi-tools-4.0.0-1.x86_64.rpm
lsbsi-chroot-4.0.0-1.x86_64.rpm

13-Oct-2008

LSB Eclipse Plugin

LSB Eclipse Plugin is intended to facilitate development of portable C/C++ applications for the Linux platform by integrating the LSB tools into the Eclipse IDE. It enables smooth using the LSB SDK for building C/C++ applications within the Eclipse IDE along with "at hand" checking the applications with the Linux Application Checker.

To install the latest version of LSB Eclipse Plugin, please refer to LSB Eclipse Plugin Installation Instructions. To learn more about the LSB Eclipse Plugin, please refer to LSB Eclipse Plugin Getting Started page.

LSB Distribution Tools

LSB distribution tools help distribution and upstream developers in analysing their products with regard to LSB requirements. They can be useful both as just a part of QA cycle and as a part of LSB certification process.

LSB Distribution Testkit

The LSB Distribution Testkit (DTK) contains everything developers need to test a Linux distribution for LSB compliance. The front end of the Distribution Testkit is DTK Manager that helps visually manage the testing process. DTK Manager automatically downloads necessary tests from the Linux Foundation FTP server, so please be sure you have Internet connection on the testing system the first time you want to run the tests.

To install the LSB DTK Manager, please download the appropriate tar file, extract the tar file, and run the included install.sh script.

Please refer to DTK Manager Getting Started for instructions on how to use the tool.

LSB 4.0 Distribution Testkit (Beta)
LSB 4.0 Distribution Testkit (IA32) Release Candidate

lsb-dist-testkit-manager-4.0.0-4.ia32.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 Distribution Testkit (IA64) Release Candidate

lsb-dist-testkit-manager-4.0.0-4.ia64.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 Distribution Testkit (PPC32) Release Candidate

lsb-dist-testkit-manager-4.0.0-4.ppc32.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 Distribution Testkit (PPC64) Release Candidate

lsb-dist-testkit-manager-4.0.0-4.ppc64.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 Distribution Testkit (S390) Release Candidate

lsb-dist-testkit-manager-4.0.0-4.s390.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 Distribution Testkit (S390X) Release Candidate

lsb-dist-testkit-manager-4.0.0-4.s390x.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009
LSB 4.0 Distribution Testkit (AMD64) Release Candidate

lsb-dist-testkit-manager-4.0.0-4.x86_64.tar.gz

27-Jan-2009

LSB Multi-System Testing

LSB DTK Manager supports automation of scheduled (e.g. nightly) runs of the LSB certification tests on multiple test systems with collection of the results on a single server. Please refer to our Distribution Autotesting page and to the DTK Manager Nightly Run HOWTO for details.


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