A look around Team Silverblue
A few weeks ago, we introduced Team Silverblue as a new initiative in Fedora.
Now it is time to take a deeper look and see what the project is about and how it works.
Goals and Deliverables
Before we chose the name Team Silverblue, the team was the Fedora Atomic Workstation SIG, and the Atomic Workstation is what we are producing, now under its new name, Silverblue. At its core, it is a variant of the Fedora Workstation which uses rpm-ostree to provide an immutable OS image with reliable updates and easy rollbacks.
The concrete goals of the Team Silverblue project are to provide excellent support for container-based workflows and make Silverblue the preferred variant of Fedora Workstation. We want to reach these goals by the time Fedora 30 is released.
To get there, we need to close a number of remaining gaps in the Flatpak and OSTree support in GNOME Software, and improve the support for contrainer-based workflows in the desktop.
- Install all desktop apps as Flatpaks
- Support package layering for OS extensions in GNOME Software
- Good support for "pet containers" in the desktop
- Support rollbacks in GNOME Software
- Support rebases in GNOME Software
- Support kernel modules in rpm-ostree
You can take a look at our issue tracker to find out more about these and other tasks.
Like most projects, Team Silverblue has a website (the one you're on now, in fact). It serves as the central point for information around Silverblue. Over time, we hope to make this a go-to place for learning more about Linux and containers.
The Silverblue iso image and OSTree repository are built and hosted in the Fedora build infrastructure.
If you want to get in touch with team members, there are several ways: