Re: Proposal: Add support for SUSE stack and stemcells

Chip Childers <cchilders@...>

Exciting stuff. In particular, getting an OS vendor involved in the
upstream seems like a really good move for the community overall. :)

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:02 PM Jeff Hobbs <jeff.hobbs(a)> wrote:

Hi CF devs,

SUSE would like to present a proposal to add support for SUSE Linux as a
stack and stemcell option, alongside the current Ubuntu base.

The intent is to allow SUSE Linux as a certified and supported variant,
but not replace Ubuntu. Much of this was already technically possible with
clean separations currently in place.

We have undergone a spike internally to determine feasibility, through to
fully working openSUSE stemcell and stack that passes CATs and BATs. We
have prepared a document[1] which discusses the intentions and the work
involved to get there.

We believe this can be supported in an ongoing manner and are willing to
provide the resources to do this. We have had an initial discussion with
Chip, Mike and Onsi to ensure the basic premise was workable and we’d done
enough initial experimentations. Now we wanted to present this proposed
idea for open discussion here.

The next steps are (1) this community discussion on the proposal and (2) a
follow-on spike with current upstream contributors who have experience over
the current CF build system and buildpacks to flesh out potential unknown
unknowns in supporting an alternative stack and stem.

Please feel free to give your thoughts in this thread and/or comment in
the attached document.


Jeff Hobbs
Director, Engineering
SUSE Application Platforms

Chip Childers
CTO, Cloud Foundry Foundation

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