Buildpacks PMC - 2015-05-04 Notes


Mike Dalessio
 

Hi all,

We held the first Buildpacks PMC meeting today; I'd like to share the
agenda and notes.

For reference, all agendas notes for the Buildpacks PMC will be kept in a
public Google Drive folder at this URL:

http://bit.ly/cf-buildpacks-pmc


I realize GDrive isn't the most convenient medium for some in the CF
community; I'd love to hear how we can better support transparency for
everyone.

Please feel free to respond with comments and questions!

Cheers,
-m

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Attendees:

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Chip Childers, Cloud Foundry Foundation
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Mike Dalessio, Pivotal (PMC lead)
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Christopher Ferriss, IBM
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Michael Fraenkel, IBM
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Mark Kropf, Pivotal



Recent Inception Report and Stated Goals

The Buildpacks core development team held a project inception on
2015-04-20, to gain a shared understanding of upcoming goals and tracks of
work.


Goals


- Expand supported ecosystem to include more languages & frameworks
- Cloud Foundry ownership of Buildpacks
- Leverage new primitives in Diego (“app lifecycle”)
- Enable 3rd party extensions to the Developer experience
- Enable application developer extensions to the Developer experience
- Set patterns for creating new buildpacks and for extending the
Developer experience
- Generate clearer diagnostics during staging
- Enable Operator ease of updating common dependencies
- Keep the `bin/detect` experience: buildpacks should Just Work™
- Exert more ownership over the rootfs
- Binary buildpack support


Risks


- java-buildpack is diverging quickly from the core buildpacks
- Lack of deep experience in some ecosystems
- Wide variety in implementations across buildpacks
- rootfs: with great power comes great responsibility (e.g., security
response)
- tight coupling between buildpacks and rootfs
- versioning between buildpacks and rootfs


Current Backlog and Priorities

See https://www.pivotaltracker.com/n/projects/1042066

Notable near-term goals:


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staticfile-buildpack support in `cf-release`
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binary buildpack (a.k.a. “null buildpack”) support in `cf-release`
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ability to generate and test CF rootfs-specific binaries; and tooling
for CF operators to do the same



Proposal: Buildpack Incubation Process

Discussion today for PMC input; a draft document will be circulated for
comment to cf-dev@ mailing list after the meeting, in a separate thread.

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