As we’ve previously announced
, we’ve been working on plans for a successor to Container Linux under Red Hat stewardship. We’re now pleased to announce the official launch of the Fedora CoreOS project
under the Fedora banner.
Fedora CoreOS will maintain our commitment to the user experience that Container Linux provides today: an automatically updating, minimal, monolithic, container-focused operating system, designed for clusters but also operable standalone, optimized for Kubernetes but also great without it. It’s also an unparalleled opportunity to revisit some of CoreOS’s early technical decisions, apply lessons we’ve learned over the years, and integrate some of the innovative technology developed by Red Hat and the Fedora community.
We don’t yet know all the details of how Fedora CoreOS will look. Some of the technologies will change (no one at CoreOS will miss update_engine) and some will not (Ignition!). We’ll be able to build on the packaging and maintenance work done every day in the Fedora project, while pursuing our own packaging choices and processes where that makes sense. We’re also excited to join the Fedora community, whose long experience building developer and user communities at scale provides a wonderful opportunity to grow the CoreOS ecosystem.
Meanwhile, we will continue to maintain Container Linux into 2020, and for at least a year after Fedora CoreOS is available. In-place upgrades from Container Linux to Fedora CoreOS will not be possible, but we will provide tooling and documentation to make the transition as painless as we can. Existing Container Linux communication channels -- the issue tracker
and the coreos-user
mailing lists -- will continue unchanged for the lifetime of Container Linux.
Finally, Fedora CoreOS will serve as the community upstream of Red Hat CoreOS, Red Hat’s new immutable, container-centric operating system bringing automated operations to the Red Hat OpenShift product line.
We’re excited to invite everyone in the Container Linux community to join the new Fedora CoreOS communication channels -- the cor...@lists.fedoraproject.org mailing list
, the Discourse discussion board
, and #fedora-coreos on freenode -- and help us design and build Fedora CoreOS.