As part of making Event Store a first class citizen on Linux, the next version (3.1.0) will ship primarily as Debian packages available from a repository hosted by Event Store, with a secondary option of a .tar.gz distribution for non-Debian based distributions. There are also a number of major changes to the way Event Store is configured by default on Linux, which will be detailed in the release notes in due course (for those interested, see the ‘release-v3.1.0’ branch on the EventStore/EventStore repository).
Assuming all is well, our current plan is to compile and package on 64 bit Debian “Squeeze” (6.0) until such time as this becomes unsupported. This uses glib 2.11, which is also present in SLES 11. This means that the binaries should be compatible with a wide range of versions of Linux.
If commercial demand is sufficient, we may also offer an RPM-based distributions, or binaries pre-compiled against an older version of glibc. Please contact email@example.com to register interest in this - we do not anticipate maintaining a yum repository for the open source versions of Event Store though of course you are free to build from source.
Please respond on this thread with any comments or questions about these changes.