docker image questions!
bkabrda at redhat.com
Tue Jul 1 09:19:24 UTC 2014
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> See https://fedorahosted.org/cloud/ticket/65
> Adam asks:
> What "Fedora" exactly is the image going to contain? Fedora Server?
> Fedora Cloud? Will it be a part of either of those products? If not, what
> is its status, exactly? Who's responsible for it? Is it considered a
> primary or frontline or whatever Fedora deliverable? Who's going to test
> it? How's it going to be promoted in relation to all our other
> Here are *my* answers -- let's make sure we all agree. :)
> * It will contain its own very minimal "spin". We're not (currently) going
> to produce "layered" images -- just the base. (Application images will
> be made via Docker's "trusted builds" service from the fedora-dockerfiles
> repo, on top of this base.)
> * It will initially be part of Fedora Cloud, but long term I think we want
> to move it to Env & Stacks (CC'ing).
So, thinking about this I first thought that it might make sense to produce several variants, but we don't actually need to do that. Trying to think what people expect from a container:
- people expect it to be minimal (fast to download from the registry)
- people expect they'll be able to install stuff easily in it
- people expect they'll be able to run services easily
(At least that's what I expect from a container. Of course there is a lot more, but these are the most important points for me.) So as long as you can install anything you need inside it and can run stuff there, I think we'll be fine. That means having image that's as minimal as it can get.
> * Correspondingly, I think we're responsible.
> * On "primary or frontline", I think the answer is "not release blocking",
> but we'd like to produce and upload the image after release if we miss
Yes, containers shouldn't block releases.
> * Who is going to test it? We should. Possibly, launching _this_ image
> will be part of the Fedora Atomic tests?
I'll add one more: *How* are we going to test it?
Who's "We"? Cloud SIG? Have you tried talking to Fedora QE to perhaps reuse their infrastructure/hook container tests into it? Do we already some have test cases? What system will we use - Jenkins/something else?
> * The goal is to upload the official image to the Docker index in a manner
> similar to our other cloud images.
> * We may promote it on the web site in some manner, but the primary point
> is that we want to appear at <https://registry.hub.docker.com/>
Agreed with both.
> Matthew Miller
> <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
> Fedora Project Leader
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