The Open Container Initiative Runtime Specification aims to specify the configuration, execution environment, and lifecycle of a container.
A container's configuration is specified as the
config.json for the supported platforms and details the fields that enable the creation of a container.
The execution environment is specified to ensure that applications running inside a container have a consistent environment between runtimes along with common actions defined for the container's lifecycle.
Platforms defined by this specification are:
linux: runtime.md, config.md, config-linux.md, and runtime-linux.md.
solaris: runtime.md, config.md, and config-solaris.md.
windows: runtime.md, config.md, and config-windows.md.
vm: runtime.md, config.md, and config-vm.md.
- Filesystem Bundle
- Runtime and Lifecycle
The key words "unspecified", "undefined", and "implementation-defined" are to be interpreted as described in the rationale for the C99 standard.
An implementation is not compliant for a given CPU architecture if it fails to satisfy one or more of the MUST, REQUIRED, or SHALL requirements for the platforms it implements. An implementation is compliant for a given CPU architecture if it satisfies all the MUST, REQUIRED, and SHALL requirements for the platforms it implements.