We are delighted to announce the arrival of nightly builds of QVD for both Ubuntu and SLES / openSuSE, direct from svn trunk. This gives you the opportunity to check out the latest incarnation of the software, compiled for you by our team of expert packagers. Of course, this being bleeding edge, we cannot guarantee that everything will work all the time (or even build every time!), but we will try to ensure that these builds are as stable as possible.
So, how to get started? For Ubuntu, simply run the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qvd-qindel/qvd-3.1-nightly-builds
Of course, you may manually add to /etc/apt/sources.list if you prefer:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/qvd-qindel/qvd-3.1-nightly-builds/ubuntu precise main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/qvd-qindel/qvd-3.1-nightly-builds/ubuntu precise main
At present, only Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin is supported.
For SLES and openSUSE, you can find the builds in the openSUSE Build Service. To add the repository, please select your version of SuSE, and run the following command:
sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/qvd:/nightly-builds/<version>/ qvd:nightly-builds
Don’t forget to change the version to the one you require! SLES11 SP2 and OpenSuse 12.1 are supported, although bear in mind that the latter is somewhat untested.
We welcome your feedback, so please get in touch if you have any thoughts or comments about the nightly builds. Of course, we also encourage efforts to package QVD for other distributions so contact us if you need assistance doing so. Should you encounter any bugs, please report them to our bug tracking system.