I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of nightly builds of the OpenShift Origin package set in RPM form, built for Fedora 16 available to anyone who might be interested in them here.
This repository should be utilized along with the instructions outlined in the "Build your own PaaS" article. The nightly repository will not take the place of any of those outlined in the guide but will instead supplement what is there and offer a new development snapshot of all the packages who's source code originates in the OpenShift Origin github repositories.
A little back story on this, the OpenShift Team at Red Hat has been looking for more ways to provide the community with as many opportunities to consume the on going development snapshots of the upstream code hosted on github. We initially launched OpenShift Origin's components Crankcase and OS-Client tools on github which is something I've been extremely excited about and along with that launch was a considerable amount of documentation for getting started and involved with OpenShift Origin which I would highly encourage everyone take some time to go check out, it's certainly exciting stuff!
Now, with the advent of the nightly rpm builds my hope is that this will be the first of many steps towards the goal of delivering the code in a more consumable manner so that end users who are wanting to get their hands dirty early on are able to do so without having to build everything from scratch. Another desire as a side effect of this is that those community members who do consume the nightly builds will find the project as exciting as those of us already involved and will hopefully be motived to join and contribute! I'm also hoping that we will be able to get to a point where we can also offer nightly builds of the OpenShift Origin LiveCD, that Krishna Raman has been doing great work on, but that is currently just an idea I've been pondering and I don't want to make any promises I am unable to deliver on. We'd like to make sure everyone does know we're continuing to brainstorm ideas, take suggestions and contributions, and make strides to continue our open source commitment to the community.
I suppose that's all for today, thanks to everyone who's been using OpenShift and becoming members of the OpenShift Origin community!