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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:01:09 GMT

To install (try) services like Discours etc on a server there is a nice new development: 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 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: