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Re: [atomic-devel] Anyone working on using ProjectAtomic for the desktop?

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Miller" <maxamillion fedoraproject org>
> To: atomic-devel projectatomic io
> Sent: Friday, May 8, 2015 6:38:24 PM
> Subject: [atomic-devel] Anyone working on using ProjectAtomic for the	desktop?
> Hello all,
>     This might be a wildly off in the weeds topic but I thought this
> was the best place to bring it up. I've recently been shooting the
> breeze with Jim Perrin of the CentOS project on IRC about the idea of
> running a desktop image from inside a docker container (it works, but
> getting it to work as non-root is still evading us, I'm sure we're
> missing something silly).
>     Those conversations kind of lead to the idea of running
> ProjectAtomic as a desktop/laptop OS such that the core system is
> managed in a stable and atomic fashion via rpm-ostree and applications
> run inside of containers (docker, rkt, systemd-nspawn/machinectl,
> $whatever) using 'atomic install' as the application lifecycle
> mechanism. I'm unsure if the concept of running the desktop in a
> container as a super privileged container is the best approach, but it
> is one idea. I mostly wanted to bring all this up and talk a little
> about the background just to see what others thought and if there's
> anything in this space that would offer a reasonably elegant solution
> to the question, "how do I run ProjectAtomic as my desktop/laptop OS?"

Along these lines...

Trevor Jay mentioned running Atomic as a primary OS on this list last month:


And Jessie Frazelle, one of the Docker engineers, did a talk at Container Camp where she put all sorts of crazy things (LibreOffice, Chrome, some OpenGL based game) into a containers.  


In her talk, she starts off by saying "...I run containers on my desktop.  I don't 'apt-get install' anything..."

So I don't think this idea of Atomic as a desktop OS is too far-fetched.  It seems like the overall idea of containers on the desktop has traction and it's just a matter of time before we see something available.


> Apologies in advance if I'm just spouting from crazy town and thanks
> for humoring me. :)
> -AdamM

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