bkearney at redhat.com
Wed Sep 10 12:44:57 UTC 2008
I wanted to begin the discussion of the Appliance Operating System (AOS)
Feature for F10. This is a followup to an earlier email from
Jeroen. In full disclosure, there are 2 open issues right now. These are:
1) Trademark Approval for the Spin: The first submission has SELinux
disabled. The second submission, which is awaiting feedback from the
board, has SELinux enabled in permissive mode.
2) Distribution of a non-ISO Spin 
It is the second one which I would like to begin discussion around so
that if there is any information we can bring it up to the FESCO meeting
today (10 September) at 18:00 UTC.
Our hope was that we would be able to use the new appliance-tools which
are being built as part of F10 ti build an image file from the AOS
kickstart file and host it on spins.fedorahosted.org. The thinking is
that this is similar to the existing ISO process with the exceptions that:
1) A different tool was being used (appliance-creator instead of
livecd-creator ). He hoped this would have minor impacts since the
former is derived from the latter.
2) The output format would be either a raw disk or a tar ball. Since the
spins site already hosts tar balls we assumed this would not be a large
This is my first time with a Fedora feature and a Spin, so I dont know
the correct process here.. other then to try and kick off the discussion.
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