[Sugar-devel] Docker in Sugar/XO laptop

Sam P. sam.parkinson3 at gmail.com
Sat May 23 03:25:50 EDT 2015


I'm not sure why docker is a requirement for developing web applications.

Setting up a docker image requires lots of storage space and lots of
download - docker stores a full os to chroot or whatever into.  Even with
there cool CoW file systems, docker still needs to store a least 1 Linux
distribution image.  XOs do not have the disk space and most people do not
have the internet speed.  (Even with a reasonable residential connection it
is nowhere near fast enough to use docker - I find myself ssh-ing into a
server instead)

I'm also not sure why docker needs a gui.  Docker is not a tool needed by
any beginner programmer of the likes of that.  Docker is mainly a tool for
systems administration or containerizing things.

Maybe an interface to pip as part of Pippy activity would be more helpful
for letting kids make web apps.


On Sat, May 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM <tkkang at nurturingasia.com> wrote:

> >I'm puzzled as to why you would want an XO laptop to host docker
> >applications; thus going slower and having less memory.
> Perhaps some real smart children can start using their XO laptop to learn
> how to host various web applications from docker.
> >Asking for Docker to be surrounded by Sugar doesn't make any sense.
> I mean a sugar activity to start/launch docker that is installed.
> >This goes against the idea of a personal computer; where all resources
> >are shared; files, journal, network, hardware.
> Using the XO laptop which is a personal computer but turning it into a
> server running web applications for their friends under the tree. They are
> sharing/collaborating in a different way.
> Hope it makes sense :-)
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