My understanding is that GitHub offers "GitHub-hosted" where
GitHub (the company) provides the hardware and software for runners on
These platforms are Ubuntu, macOS, Windows. RHEL is not in that list.
However, GitHub also offers "self-hosted" runners, where the user provides
the hardware for the runner.
The supported platforms for "self-hosted" runners are:
RHEL and Centos *are* in that list.
In terms of the GitHub Actions, for running podman, my opinion is that it
ideal if these Actions could:
1. Work well on "GitHub-hosted" or "self-hosted" runners on Ubuntu,
2. Be well documented, with docs that show up quickly via web search, and
are as good as the docs from GitHub/Docker:
A few of the "stretch" goals that you mentioned:
1. Actions should move from https://github.com/redhat-actions
and be maintained by the community.
I see value in that, since it would be nice to have an active
community-maintained Actions. However, if these actions
remain where they are and don't move for a while, that's probably OK.
2. "GitHub-hosted" runners should offer RHEL alongside Ubuntu. That would
probably involve a longer discussion between
GitHub and Red Hat. I see value in this, but this is not important to
me since I am not using RHEL at the moment.
However, since RHEL *is* supported for "self-hosted" runners, the
priority to move forward on this might be
On Fri, May 27, 2022 at 5:53 AM Scott McCarty <smccarty(a)redhat.com> wrote:
1. Get rid of repos in Red Hat repo (but, I don't want to remove them if
that would break people)
2. Have upstream GitHub Actions in the /containers repos (support Ubuntu
runners today, maybe support both RHEL as well someday)
3. Have a downstream, productized Actions code which uses RHEL exclusively
(maybe supports custom UBI runners, RHEL VM runners, and a potential RHEL
instance on GitHub in the future). This might live back in the Red Hat repo
or somewhere else, I'm not sure.