On Wed, Jan 18, 2023 at 11:20 AM Dan Čermák
> Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)redhat.com> writes:
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/IoTSimplifiedInstaller
> > This document represents a proposed Change. As part of the Changes
> > process, proposals are publicly announced in order to receive
> > community feedback. This proposal will only be implemented if approved
> > by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.
> > == Summary ==
> > Offer Fedora IoT users a new method to create and deploy customized
> > Fedora IoT disk images using a new installer called Simplified
> > Installer.
> > == Owner ==
> > * Name: [[User:runcom| Antonio Murdaca]], [[User:pwhalen| Paul Whalen]]
> > * Email: amurdaca(a)redhat.com, pwhalen(a)fedoraproject.org
> > == Detailed Description ==
> > The Fedora IoT Simplified Installer will use coreos-installer to write
> > an OStree raw image straight to a disk specified in a kernel argument,
> > without the need for a kickstart or user interaction. This type of
> > installation is ideal for devices connected at the edge where
> > connectivity can be slow or intermittent. It offers the ability to
> > configure the system via osbuild itself, FDO and Ignition.
> > == Feedback ==
> > == Benefit to Fedora ==
> > The addition of the Fedora IoT Simplified Installer will benefit IoT
> > users by allowing them to create customized disk images for use on
> > their edge devices. This feature is already available downstream,
> > adding it to Fedora will once again bring Fedora back to the true
> > upstream of RHEL for edge and allows testing and adoption of new
> > functionality like FIDO Device Onboarding.
> > == Scope ==
> > * Proposal owners:
> > ** Test building Fedora IoT Simplified Installer with `osbuild-composer`
> > ** Update Fedora IoT documentation with usage instructions.
> > * Other developers:
> > * Release engineering:
> > * Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
> > * Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
> > * Alignment with Objectives:
> > == Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
> > * Not applicable to this change.
> > == How To Test ==
> > Testable by installing `osbuild-composer` in Fedora 38 and using the
> > command line tool or the Cockpit web interface to create a Fedora IoT
> > Simplified Installer iso to deploy a UEFI enabled edge device.
> > == User Experience ==
> > This change will greatly enhance the Fedora IoT user experience by
> > allowing users to utilize `osbuild-composer` and blueprints to create
> > customized Fedora IoT deployments and leverage new features like FIDO
> > Device Onboarding for secure zero touch device onboarding of edge
> > devices as well as Ignition to configure the device once it starts.
> Will it still be possible to use something simple like zezere /
to deploy your ssh keys? I find that to be
> one of the major advantage of Fedora IoT over all the other images for
> the Raspberry Pi out there, as I can easily get the IP of my newly
> setup device and push my ssh keys from FAS there without ever having to
> bother with ignition.
Yes, we're looking to revitalize zezere too but I think that will more
likely be a F-39 feature at this stage.
Thanks for keeping this on the table!
I don't want to be demanding here, but I would personally prefer if
zezere stayed also for the interim period, but I completely understand
if that has a low priority.