Repository for the codeready workspaces Che assembly
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What’s inside?

This repository hosts CodeReady Workspaces assembly that mainly inherits Eclipse Che artifacts and repackages some of them:

Differences as compared to upstream:

  • Customized Dashboard (pics, icons, titles, loaders, links)

  • Samples and Stacks modules

  • Bayesian Language Server and agent

  • Product Info plugin (IDE customizations: pics, titles links)

  • Custom Dockerfile based on official RH OpenJDK image from RHCC

Dockerfiles in this repo are NOT the ones used to build RHCC container images in OSBS.

How to Build


JDK 1.8+ Maven 3.5+

Build Assembly

Run the following command in the root of a repository:

mvn clean install
Since the build includes GWT compilation it may take more than 3 minutes to complete.

The build artifact used in the Docker image will be in assembly/assembly-main/target/codeready-${version}/codeready-${version}

How to Build Container Image Locally

First, build the CRW assembly in this repo:

mvn clean install

Then just use the Dockerfile in this repo to build:

docker build --force-rm -t codeready/codeready-workspaces:latest . && \
docker images | grep codeready/codeready-workspaces | grep latest

You can then reference this image in your deployment (set image pull policy to IfNotPresent to avoid pushing the image to a registry).


Stacks may reference non-existing images like docker-registry.default.svc:5000/openshift/rhel-base-jdk8. These images are built as a post installation step.

Once published, they will be in locations like these:











How to Build Container Using Jenkins and OSBS (Brew)

Clone the pkgs.devel repo, then Run the script to pull the latest dependency tarball into the local project, and trigger a Brew build.

git clone ssh://
cd codeready-workspaces

See also:

See this document for more on how to use those build systems, in order to publish a container image to Red Hat Container Catalog:

Keeping in sync with upstream

The Dockerfile and scripts in this repo are copied from upstream repo into this one using a Jenkins job which adjusts it so it will work locally.

Therefore any changes to files in this repo which also exist in upstream will be overwritten. Instead, push your changes into the pkgs.devel repo, and run the job to merge them into this one.