Language Stacks in Docker Hub

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Tue Sep 30 22:39:42 UTC 2014

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.

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at>
Fedora Project Leader

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