[CentOS-devel] CentOS Atomic Host SIG Proposal

Fri Jul 18 13:39:47 UTC 2014
Jim Perrin <jperrin at centos.org>

Top posting some status updates:

The board voted to approve this SIG earlier this week, with a caveat for
build requirements.

Most SIG ideas use the basic repo or rpm structure, whereas rpm-ostree
has a fundamental shift in the build process for images. We'll be
reaching out to the SIG leaders to identify what build resources may be
necessary and how best to address those needs in a manner that can be
reasonably automated.  Once we have an idea of scope and tasks, we can
start moving forward with this.

On 06/30/2014 10:05 AM, Joe Brockmeier wrote:
> Hi all,
> Please see the proposal below and let me know if you have any
> suggestions, are interested in being involved, or any other comments,
> thoughts, or flames.
> ================================================================
> Atomic Host SIG
> The CentOS Atomic Host SIG will work on a CentOS-based Atomic Host image
> that provides a minimal image using rpm-ostree, as well as tools and
> documentation for users to create their own CentOS/Atomic images with
> custom package sets.
> ## Goals
> * Ship a minimal CentOS Atomic Host that focuses on running Docker
> containers in production.
> * Provide ISO images installable with Anacona, and images suited for
> OpenStack, CloudStack, Amazon Web Services/Eucalyptus, and Google
> Compute Engine.
> * Provide tools and documentation that can be used to spin custom images
> from CentOS packages to be deployed with Atomic (rpm-ostree) tools.
> * Provide regular releases as underlying tools (e.g. rpm-ostree)
> advance, while maintaining stability for in-place upgrades.
> * Establish a time-based release cadence.
> * All code included in the Atomic image will be under an OSI-approved
> license.
> * Unless differentation is absolutely necessary, all packages common to
> CentOS core and CentOS Atomic will be identical.
> ## Mailing List and Communication
> Work for the CentOS Atomic image relevant to CentOS build systems, etc.
> will take place on centos-devel. Work related to upstream Atomic will
> take place on the Atomic mailing lists.
> Note that the Atomic community comprises efforts underway with CentOS,
> Fedora, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as upstreams like Docker
> and OpenShift (GearD) so discussions may span several communities and
> mailing lists.
> ## SIG Membership
> The Atomic Host SIG will have a steering committee and committers. The
> steering committee will consist initially of Joe Brockmeier, Jason
> Brooks, Jim Perrin, Brian Proffitt, Greg DeKoenigsberg, and _________
> (?). New committers and steering committee members are appointed by the
> steering committee.
> Committer privileges, once earned, do not expire unless revoked by the
> steering committee.
> The steering committee will appoint a chair to interface with the CentOS
> Board.
> ## Meetings
> The CentOS Atomic SIG will initially meet weekly until all pieces are in
> place for regular releases, then as needed.
> ## Roadmap and (Action) TODO List
> * Define package set
> * Establish builds for target environments (cloud deployments and bare
> metal)
> * Define orchestration tool(s) for CentOS Atomic
> * Establish test / QA processes
> * Set long-term release cadence, upgrade policies
> ## Further Info
> * Project Atomic (http://projectatomic.io)
> * Fedora Atomic Initiative (http://rpm-ostree.cloud.fedoraproject.org/#/)
> ================================================================
> Best,
> jzb
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