Hi all,

We held the first Buildpacks PMC meeting today; I'd like to share the agenda and notes.

For reference, all agendas notes for the Buildpacks PMC will be kept in a public Google Drive folder at this URL:


I realize GDrive isn't the most convenient medium for some in the CF community; I'd love to hear how we can better support transparency for everyone.

Please feel free to respond with comments and questions!




  • Chip Childers, Cloud Foundry Foundation

  • Mike Dalessio, Pivotal (PMC lead)

  • Christopher Ferriss, IBM

  • Michael Fraenkel, IBM

  • Mark Kropf, Pivotal

Recent Inception Report and Stated Goals

The Buildpacks core development team held a project inception on 2015-04-20, to gain a shared understanding of upcoming goals and tracks of work.



    • java-buildpack is diverging quickly from the core buildpacks
    • Lack of deep experience in some ecosystems
    • Wide variety in implementations across buildpacks
    • rootfs: with great power comes great responsibility (e.g., security response)
    • tight coupling between buildpacks and rootfs
    • versioning between buildpacks and rootfs

Current Backlog and Priorities

See https://www.pivotaltracker.com/n/projects/1042066

Notable near-term goals:

  • staticfile-buildpack support in `cf-release`

  • binary buildpack (a.k.a. “null buildpack”) support in `cf-release`

  • ability to generate and test CF rootfs-specific binaries; and tooling for CF operators to do the same

Proposal: Buildpack Incubation Process

Discussion today for PMC input; a draft document will be circulated for comment to cf-dev@ mailing list after the meeting, in a separate thread.