Next Generation Config Mgmt: The Language

James Shubin

Mgmt ( is a next gen config management project that takes a fresh look at existing automation problems. The tool has two main parts: the engine, and the language. This presentation will briefly discuss and demo a prototype of the language. We'll explain why a ("declarative") functional reactive programming fits this problem space perfectly. We'll also discuss some of the open problems in this space, and limitations of the implementation. Finally we'll talk about some of the future designs we're planning and make it easy for new users to get involved and help shape the project.