The status of docker

Mark Blackman mark at
Sat Feb 2 13:14:04 UTC 2019

> On 2 Feb 2019, at 11:59, Grzegorz Junka <list1 at> wrote:
> On 01/02/2019 22:04, Goran Mekić wrote:
>> On 1 February 2019 20:39:31 CET, Grzegorz Junka <list1 at> <mailto: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.
>> Thanks
>> GrzegorzJ
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>> Does it have to be docker? When I faced similar problem, I thought it was wise to invest time in development inside jail, so I wrote Reggae based on CBSD. I'll publish a bugfix version as soon as i get back from FOSDEM so you might give it a try. I wrote few ansible playbooks for services I needed in jail like PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, mail based on postfix+dovecot, etc. Reggae is inspired by docker compose and Vagrant, hence you can run multiple jails per project, like docker compose.
> Well, only I am using FreeBSD. The others are using Macs for development. So technically it makes more sense for me to use their tools rather than trying to convince them to switch to FreeBSD and use jails.
> Reggae sounds great but sadly it's not going to help me here.
> GrzegorzJ
I always liked Bryan Cantrill’s dissection of Docker’s virtues here: <>

And I’ve seen a few people suggest the most crucial contribution of docker was the docker image format.

- Mark

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