Language Stacks in Docker Hub

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at
Thu Oct 2 06:42:47 UTC 2014

On 10/01/2014 08:39 AM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:45:52PM +1000, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> I think this combinatorial explosion problem is why offering a lot of
>> prebuilt images is the wrong way to go with this. The desire to do so is
>> a reflection of the fact that the tooling for building and managing
>> Docker images is still relatively immature - I don't know exactly when
>> Koji was written, but I'd suggest that the current state of Docker image
>> management is, at best, where the RPM build process would have been
>> pre-Koji.
>> Instead of offering a wide array of prebuilt images, I think OpenShift
>> Origin are going in the right direction with v3, taking full advantage
>> of the notion of composable layers in the design of Docker:
> I agree that this is totally the way to go eventually and as soon as
> possible. However, I also think that we should cover the image approach in
> the meantime, and possibly some of the basics will always be useful.

Aye, Vaclav and Marcela persuaded me I was wrong at this week's WG
meeting - there's likely something simpler we can do in the meantime,
even if it has scalability issues.


Nick Coghlan
Red Hat Hosted & Shared Services
Software Engineering & Development, Brisbane

HSS Provisioning Architect

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