The Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller has announced Fedora CoreOS. It’s a big announcement as it’s going to serve as the new upstream to Red Hat’s CoreOS. For those who need some context, earlier this year, Red Hat acquired Container Linux by CoreOS.
As per the official blog post, Fedora CoreOS is going to be built from Fedora base, and there are chances that it won’t be made in the manner Fedora is being made today.
It’s worth noting that Fedora CoreOS will eventually succeed Container Linux. As Container Linux has a large user base, Red Hat will continue to support it at least throughout 2018; it’ll also provide guidance and support for seamless migration.
In case you’re wondering what’ll happen to Fedora Atomic Host, expect it to get replaced by Fedora CoreOS as well. The new OS aims to combine technologies like Ignition from Container Linux with SELinux hardening from Project Atomic. Ultimately, the team hopes to ship the best container Linux solution that can run scalable workloads.
While Red Hat is targetting Red Hat CoreOS to be an ultimate host for OpenShift, the newer offering will be focussed a variety of use cases. It’s expected to run on these (and more) platforms:
As one would expect, Fedora CoreOS is going to be a community-driven project and be available free of cost as well. At the moment it’s under active development and you’ll be soon able to download it from CoreOS and Fedora websites.
Another thing, don’t confuse Fedora CoreOS with the old days of Fedora Core and Extras. The team has also clarified the same.