The status of docker

Mark Blackman mark at
Fri Feb 1 20:07:39 UTC 2019

> On 1 Feb 2019, at 19:39, Grzegorz Junka <list1 at> wrote:
>> On 31/01/2019 07:50, Mark Blackman wrote:
>> What problem are you trying to solve with docker?
> There is a misunderstanding. I am not trying to solve any problem. The team I am working with is using docker during development (by using a preconfigured container they avoid having to setup a complex backend system on development/CI machines). I was hoping to use FreeBSD during the development but it proved difficult. I now have a choice of either switching to Linux natively (as bhyve didn't help) or to use MacBook Pro - both supporting docker out of the box.

In this case, the problem you were trying to solves sounds something like “how do I collaborate with my team who have already chosen docker while sticking with my preferred OS”  

The problem your team was trying to solve was “how do I avoid building a complex backend system on development/CI machines?”

I do believe there is some value in mimicking docker without actually being docker and jetpack had a go at that.

- Mark 

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