LSB 4.0 Beta for Review
The Linux Standard Base (LSB) wants to strengthen the compatibility with various Linux systems. The new beta of the LSB 4.0 is now available for review with specifications and applications tools.
The Linux Foundation invites review of its LSB 4.0 Beta on its website. The workgroup presents five goals for the review:
- Read the LSB written specification.
- Check for LSB 4.0 compliance with the new Linux App Checker.
- Try to build an app with the help of the LSB SDK 4.0.
- Check your system for LSB 4.0 compliance by using the LSB Distribution Testkit.
- Check your application or any any other against the new LSB Sample Implementation
LSB wants to be sure through the tools and specifications provided that applications will run equally well under different Linux distros. The LSB-conformant systems, therefore, require certain defined programs and libraries, notably those based on the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) and the generally well-established POSIX and Single UNIX specifications from the 1980s.
Results from individual tests should go to LSB developers via the lsb-discuss mailing list or irc://irc.freestandards.org/#lsb.
This is great. Linux OS (the kernel) needs that LSB evolves so application builders can relay new technologies. Hopefully we can see in future more proprietary applications too!
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