Solving the Package Problem (Or Making it Infinitely Worse?)


We've come a long, long way since the days of installing software by compiling source and shoving it onto a system with `make install`. Last year, Docker containers were heralded as a way out of the complexities of managing software - but today we're faced with a slew of container offerings and things look more complex than ever. What's the solution?

In this presentation we'll look at a number of next-generation technologies for managing applications, like:

- OStree/rpm-ostree

- Software Collections

- Docker, Rocket, and LXC

- dnf

We'll talk about the options in front of developers and admins today, how they can navigate all the new shiny technologies that promise better software delivery and management, and what the rest of 2015 is likely to bring.

Century CD
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 13:30 to 14:30