The Open Container Initiative (OCI) has recently announced a list of major registry changes you can expect to see soon in their blog post “Summary of Upcoming Changes in OCI Image and Distribution Specs v1.1.”
After about a year and half, it seems that OCI is ready to finally deliver new spec versions which enable the ability to create and discover relationships between objects in a registry.In this post we will briefly reiterate the major changes you can expect to see in the upcoming OCI image and Distribution specs v1.1.
The “OCI Artifact” becomes ratified
For more specifics on this topic, please see OCI’s new Guidelines for Artifact Usage.
Manifests can now reference other objects
API endpoint added for discovering related objects
If the JSON body above seems familiar, it's because the schema of the HTTP response to this endpoint is a valid OCI Image Index. This was done on purpose since most clients already know how to parse this type.