LSB 4.0 Beta for Review

Feb 11, 2009

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:

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://

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  • Standardisation

    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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