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OpenShift Origin


OpenShift Origin is a cloud application platform as a service (PaaS). It is the open sourced, community supported version of OpenShift


People Involved - Packagers/Volunteers/Contributors

Name IRC Current work Additional info
Adam Miller maxamillion Packaging and Package Reviewing UTC-6
Wesley Hearn strace All around help UTC-5
Troy Dawson tdawson All around help UTC-6
Michael Scherer misc Serial package reviewer UTC+2

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-08-02
  • Percentage of completion: 57%

Detailed Description

OpenShift Origin is a cloud application platform as a service (PaaS). It is the open sourced, community supported version of OpenShift

OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

OpenShift Origin takes care of all the infrastructure, middleware, and management and allows the developer to focus on what they do best: designing and coding applications.

Benefit to Fedora

OpenShift Origin will bring a Platform As A Service(PAAS) infrastructure to Fedora. PAAS is an emerging technology and bringing OpenShift Origin to Fedora will allow Fedora to continue to be a leader in innovation.


OpenShift Origin package names are being renamed. The new names reflect more of what the package does, and that they are part of OpenShift Origin.

Required Packages

  • mcollective-qpid-plugin
  • rubygem-rhc
  • rubygem-openshift-origin-msg-broker-mcollective rubygem-gearchanger-mcollective-plugin
  • rubygem-gearchanger-oddjob-plugin This package is depricated by the mcollective plugin.
  • rubygem-openshift-origin-common rubygem-stickshift-common
  • rubygem-openshift-origin-controller rubygem-stickshift-controller
  • rubygem-openshift-origin-node rubygem-stickshift-node
  • rubygem-openshift-auth-mongo rubygem-swingshift-mongo-plugin
  • rubygem-openshift-origin-dns-bind rubygem-uplift-bind-plugin
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-abstract stickshift-abstract
  • openshift-origin-broker stickshift-broker
  • openshift-origin-msg-node-mcollective stickshift-mcollective-agent

Optional Packages:

  • cartridge-10gen-mms-agent Not doing for Fedora 18 due to dependancies
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-cron-1.4 cartridge-cron
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-diy-0.1 cartridge-diy
  • cartridge-jbossas Not doing for Fedora 18 due to dependancies
  • cartridge-jenkins Not doing for Fedora 18 due to dependancies
  • cartridge-jenkins-client Not doing for Fedora 18 due to dependancies
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-mongodb-2.0 cartridge-mongodb
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-mysql-5.5 cartridge-mysql
  • cartridge-nodejs Not doing for Fedora 18 due to dependancies
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-perl-5.16 cartridge-perl
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-php-5.4 cartridge-php
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-phpmyadmin-3.5 cartridge-phpmyadmin
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-postgresql-9.1 cartridge-postgresql
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-python-2.7 cartridge-python
  • openshift-origin-cartridge-ruby-1.9 cartridge-ruby

Packaging Status

Package Version Review request Packager Status Comments
mcollective-qpid-plugin 0.1.1 842379 Adam Miller Approved
rubygem-rhc 0.9.14 In Fedora Guillermo Gómez Done
rubygem-gearchanger-oddjob-plugin ---- ---- ---- ---- Deprecated
rubygem-openshift-origin-common 0.12.4 839064 Brenton Leanhardt
rubygem-openshift-origin-controller 0.13.14 839395 Brenton Leanhardt
rubygem-openshift-origin-node 0.13.6 840037 Brenton Leanhardt
rubygem-openshift-auth-mongo 0.8.5 842890 845021 Troy Dawson
rubygem-openshift-origin-dns-bind 0.8.5 842459 844817 Troy Dawson
openshift-origin-cartridge-abstract 0.14.4 842447 844011 Troy Dawson Approved
openshift-origin-broker 0.6.7 842891 844013 Troy Dawson
openshift-origin-msg-node-mcollective 0.1.1 842006 844439 Adam Miller Waiting on deps
rubygem-openshift-origin-msg-broker-mcollective 0.1.1 841641 845107 Adam Miller
cartridge-10gen-mms-agent ---- ---- ---- ---- Dependancies
openshift-origin-cartridge-cron-1.4 0.9.1 845319 Troy Dawson Waiting on deps
openshift-origin-cartridge-diy-0.1 0.30.3 845314 Troy Dawson
cartridge-jbossas ---- ---- ---- ---- Dependancies
cartridge-jenkins ---- ---- ---- ---- Dependancies
cartridge-jenkins-client ---- ---- ---- ---- Dependancies
cartridge-nodejs ---- ---- ---- ---- Dependancies

How To Test

Test Machines should have 2 Gig of memory

  • Ensure all required packages install
  • Ensure all available optional packages install
  • After configuration, user should be able to add,remove, and edit apps.
  • User should be able to view/interact with apps through a web browser.

User Experience

Users will be able to setup a complete PAAS server with OpenShift Origin.

Users will also be able to interact with their own OpenShift Origin PAAS, or Red Hat's OpenShift PAAS using the console based client tools.


OpenShift Origin packages currently depend on the following packages not yet in Fedora

  • Required Dependancies
Several packages depend on
  • Optional Dependancies
  • cartridge-10gen-mms-agent-0.1
  • mms-agent
  • cartridge-jenkins-1.4
  • jenkins
  • jenkins-plugin-openshift
  • cartridge-nodejs-0.6
  • nodejs
  • npm
  • cartridge-ruby-1.9

Contingency Plan

These are new packages to Fedora, it will not keep Fedora 18 from being released if OpenShift Origin is not ready.

The cartridges in OpenShift Origin are independent from each other and the release. If a cartridge is not ready in time, it can be skipped.


Release Notes

  • OpenShift Origin, the open source version of Red Hat's OpenShift, will be available for the first time in Fedora 18.

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