obs-generator is a KDE4 utility that makes it simple to package KDE application in the openSUSE build service for multiple distributions. Using documentation (and a tutorial) at http://en.opensuse.org/KDE/Build_Service/Cross-distro it is possible to create .rpm and .deb packages for several versions of openSUSE, Fedora, Kubuntu and Mandriva.
Since kde-apps.org has support for providing download links pointing to the build service, kde-obs-generator can make it very easy to provide binary packages even for developers with little or no packaging experience.
Note that the tool is currently still considered experimental and work in progress, but it is usable and a number of packages have been already created using it (see e.g. http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/llunak:/kdetest).
See also http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/4177
· KDE Software Compilation
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· renamed to obs-generator
· no KDE dependencies