[Sugar-devel] Docker in Sugar/XO laptop

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Sat May 23 01:42:03 EDT 2015

On Sat, May 23, 2015 at 04:29:12AM +0000, tkkang at nurturingasia.com wrote:
> Was reading this and I am curious if any work has been done on
> Docker on XO laptops or in a Sugar environment?

I'm puzzled as to why you would want an XO laptop to host docker
applications; thus going slower and having less memory.

Asking for Docker to be surrounded by Sugar doesn't make any sense.

> Read previous threaded exchanges between Michaël Ohayon and Gonzalo
> Odiard.

There, they were talking about Sugar as a docker application, which is
inside out compared to what you said above.

> This is Docker on a RPi
> http://blog.xebia.com/2014/08/25/docker-on-a-raspberry-pi/

Do you understand what that gets you?  It means, if you have a number
of Raspberry Pi, you can write applications on one of them and deploy
the applications quickly to the others; at the expense of some
unavoidable overhead.

Usually, docker applications are in a secure insolation container;
they don't have any communication with other applications nearby in
other containers.

This goes against the idea of a personal computer; where all resources
are shared; files, journal, network, hardware.

What is it you are really looking for?  Remote control of a group of
XO laptops?  Try Puppet or distributed shell:


James Cameron

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