Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:01:09 GMT
To install (try) services like Discours etc on a server there is a nice new development: http://www.docker.com/whatisdocker/
It's comparable to a shippingcontainer in the transportation world, it's a way to shop software (inc dependencies like python versions etc). You can run a docker instance (almost like a vm) on your server.
It looks there is already a docker in development for discours:
I was looking for a way to run multiple experimental services (etherpad, ethercalc, owncloud, gitlab etc) on a server without them interfering with each other, that's how I found this. I haven't tried it yet.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:29:00 GMT
I've tried Docker a few times. I was very excited at first, but in actual *small-scale* use, it didn't simplify things all that much for me, compared to a pre-built VM. I suspect that Docker will be more of a time-saver for large-scale deployments, at least initally.
For Discourse, there's also https://bitnami.com/stack/discourse if you want to try it out.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:43:31 GMT
I'm experimenting with using Ducker to experiment on and it actually works great. I've made some notes: