Today, nearly a year after launching SUSE Studio, we’re very excited and proud to announce the beta preview of SUSE Gallery, a new major addition to SUSE Studio.
SUSE Gallery allows you to easily share your appliances with the Studio community, in a fully searchable directory of appliances. All signed in Studio users can rate and comment on appliances, and each appliance can be downloaded — or even cloned from, to start your own custom version of that appliance.
Looking for a LAMP stack? You don’t even have to build it yourself in Studio now! Simply search for it in the Gallery, download it immediately, and start using it. Need to tweak it? That’s no problem — click the “Clone appliance...” link in the Gallery appliance page, modify the appliance configuration to suit your needs, and rebuild. Found a bug in the appliance? Post a comment and the appliance creator will (hopefully) fix it in the next release. Alternatively, you can clone it, fix the bug yourself and re-publish it back to the community.
Enabling SUSE Gallery
Since SUSE Gallery is still in beta, you need to opt-in before you can use it. It’s simple to enable:
- Sign in to SUSE Studio.
- Click your display name in the navigation bar (at the top-right of the page) to visit your account settings.
- Press the button labeled “Enable experimental features”.
You now have access to SUSE Gallery! Click the “Gallery” link at the top-right of the page to get started.
After joining the Gallery beta, there will be “Share” tab in the appliance editor page. In this tab, you may specify the appliance description, tags, release notes, and other information for your appliance.
Once you have built at least one appliance in the Build tab, you are able select the appliance version and click “Add” in the Share tab. As soon as you add a built, you can write the release notes, which you need to write before you can publish the appliance.
As soon as you click the “Publish” button, your appliance will be available in the Gallery!
Keep in mind that the Gallery is still under beta, so there still may be a few glitches. Also, we plan on adding additional features to gallery from time to time, so don’t be surprised if things work or look a little different in the near future.
With more than 70,000 registered SUSE Studio users (and still growing), we can’t wait to see all the appliances that will appear in the Gallery soon!
We look forward to all your feedback, bug reports, and suggestions.