A. Pfeiffer (CERN, PH/SFT)
In the context of the SPI project in the LCG Application Area, a centralized s/w management infrastructure has been deployed. It comprises of a suite of scripts handling the building and validating of the releases of the various projects as well as providing a customized packaging of the released s/w. Emphasis was put on the flexibility of the packaging and distribution solution as it should cover a broad range of use-cases and needs, ranging from full packages for developers in the projects and experiments to a minimal set of libraries and binaries for specific applications running, e.g., on grid nodes. In addition, regular reviews of the QA analysis of the releases of the projects are performed and fed back to the project leaders to improve the overall quality of the software produced. The present status and future perspectives of this activity will be presented and we will show examples of quality improvement in the projects.