[ubuntu-cloud] Cloud Image UDS-R Proposal: Automatic Releases

Scott Moser smoser at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 10 14:38:29 UTC 2012

On Fri, 5 Oct 2012, Marcos Barbosa wrote:

> I think this is a great idea. But exists a very efficient do create
> AMI images automagically?

The ubuntu images are produced on a daily basis automatically.  Publishing
is done for
 * 2 arches (i386, amd64)
 * 6 releases (hardy, lucid, natty, oneiric, precise, quantal)
   stable releases are done 2x weekly, and development release daily.
 * 2 instance-root types (ebs, instance-store) + HVM in 2 regions.

Additionally, for many of the releases, we publish "desktop" builds,
almost doubling 2*2*6.

In the month of September, Ubuntu images represented 3089 new ami ids.

The software that does that is largely described and available at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuCloud/Images/Publishing . I say "largely"
because it is a bit out of date.

Additionally, we're testing those daily builds (admittedly its largely
sniff test only) with continuous integration.  The results of which are
available for public view at

As you can see, there is work to do.  But the simple answer to your
question is definitely "yes".

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