On Thursday, February 25, 2016 05:37:25 PM Kevin Fenzi wrote:
So, we pride ourselves on having a 100% free and open infrastructure
software wise. However, we have had some exceptions (the autocloud vbox
test machine, etc).
For f24, the plan is to make workstation downloads at least prefer to
download a usb media creator, and then that downloads the images,
verifies them and writes them to usb in a sane/best manner.
Producing the Fedora/linux version of this is no problem, it's just a
However, windows and osx are a different matter.
For windows, we could run a windows vm and attach it to koji (it
supports windows builders I think). This would of course mean that we
would need to run a windows builder vm. ;( Or we could have a isolated
hw instance that we only power on for windows builds.
Koji does support windows
builds. Not sure what exactly we need to do to
script the build but the way itw orks is using a linux host it clones a lvm
snapshot spins up a vm and does the tasks inside of the vm. It then shuts it
down and removes the snapshot. We then just have to manage the master snapshot
used and do not have to have a windows machine up 24/7. Though we may need
something to do the binary signing
For osx, I don't think you can virtualize it at all, and koji has
support, so we would need to have an isolated osx instance available
for building the osx media creator. (possibly only running on demand).
Koji does not support osx but I was told the amount of work should not be too
much. Afaik we can not virtualise it at all and would need to run a OSX box
We could of course just say: sorry, no non free oses in our
infrastructure, but I fear this will result in builds done ad-hock on
someones test machine that aren't reproducible or all the other things
we expect from products we release. ;(
I am sure if we say no that is exactly what will happen. In the short term I
am pushing to make those test machines be boxes/vms at my desk but that is not
long term sustainable
Mostly this is just a heads up, but if anyone has ideas, feel free
bring them up. ;)
Thanks, and as ick as it is, the goal is noble, make it easier to run get
fedora up and running.