suse studioAfter playing with SUSE Studio for a while, I think I have 3 suggestion to increase the usability of SUSE Studio, based on my experience building Zimbra Appliance on openSUSE 11.1.
Actually, I have send it using “send feedback” menu but I don’t know whether it has reached SUSE Studio team or the suggestion go nowhere because I haven’t received the response yet  until now 🙂
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Below is my suggestion :

  1. The capability to sort the package list by some key, ie : order by added time. It’s an important feature because I would like to tracking the package between such version. Current feature only provided the capability to sorting by package name as shown on the screenshot.
  2. Feature to shared configuration between SUSE Studio user. It’s also an important key features because I will save so many times if I could copied a configuration from user public share. As example, I would share my configuration about Zimbra Appliance to user who want to playing with. Also, I would like to get the configuration from other user if I need to build another fork ( 😀 ) of LXDE LiveCD that has build by Andrea Florio.
  3. Possibility to host SUSE Studio on mirror server or local server. I know that I can host same thing with KIWI but SUSE Studio has been polished and easy to used compared to KIWI. also, my latest experience has found some network and server problem while building the image. Spreading the availability of SUSE Studio server will also increase the popularity and usage because it has unique and strong features

I have another suggestion but I forgot  to write and get it listed 😛 . I will updating this post if I remember another suggestion…

4 thoughts on “Suggestion for SUSE Studio Usability”
  1. i also suggest:
    5.) Capability to IMPORT a kiwi configuration. actually i can download
    my kiwi configuration but i cannot import into studio…
    6.) Possibility to clone an appliance changing appliance arch
    7.) That can be a piece if cake. but would be nice to export kiwi config
    already working into OBS.

  2. i also suggest:
    5.) Capability to IMPORT a kiwi configuration. actually i can download
    my kiwi configuration but i cannot import into studio…
    6.) Possibility to clone an appliance changing appliance arch
    7.) That can be a piece if cake. but would be nice to export kiwi config
    already working into OBS.

  3. Hi! Yes, we do read all the feedback submitted, both via the feedback button and on the studio-users mailing list. We are working on most of the features you list. You do bring up a good point about the package order – that is hopefully an easy change we can roll out in one of our weekly fixes.

  4. Hi! Yes, we do read all the feedback submitted, both via the feedback button and on the studio-users mailing list. We are working on most of the features you list. You do bring up a good point about the package order – that is hopefully an easy change we can roll out in one of our weekly fixes.

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