openSUSE is celebrating its 2 year birthday — yea!!  (insert singing etc. here).  Here’s a related press release from Linux World.  If you haven’t been to the openSUSE website lately, it’s been given a new look (love it!) and some new features as well… including the Build Service.

What’s the build service?  In a nutshell… if you’re a developer of an application, you can upload your code into the Build Service and let the Build Service automagically build packages for your app various Linux distros (openSUSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva, etc.).  This is an oversimplification, but it’s still a SUPER COOL community offering!  Get more details here.

If you’d like to see what other packages (for various Linux distributions) are already in the Build Service, take a look here.