• Type: Epic
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Done
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    • Epic Name:
      Puppet Resource Types
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      Platform Core
    • Release Notes:
      New Feature
    • Release Notes Summary:
      This is a major new feature that requires a lot of documentation (More than what fits in this tiny box in Jira :-)).


      It is problematic to handle resource types as implementations in Ruby and we want to be able to describe these types using the Puppet Language. The reasons for this are:

      • The compiler needs to know about the existence of types and their attributes in order to validate that manifests are correct.
      • When definitions are written in Ruby code, they become a permanent part of the runtime and are difficult to get rid of this causes leakage between environments and makes it hard to support multiple versions of a given type in the same runtime.
      • When the compiler goes native C++ the problems become worse.

      We therefore want to describe resource types the same way as other data types; i.e. by using the Puppet Core (PCore) type model.

      This is a major undertaking, and it needs to be done in a way that allows the existing types to be used at runtime by agents implemented in Ruby.


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                henrik.lindberg Henrik Lindberg
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