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Re: [atomic-devel] AtomicApp/Nulecule Design and Workflow

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel J Walsh" <dwalsh redhat com>
> To: "Dusty Mabe" <dusty dustymabe com>, atomic-devel projectatomic io, container-tools redhat com
> Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:40:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [atomic-devel] AtomicApp/Nulecule Design and Workflow
> On 11/12/2015 06:19 PM, Dusty Mabe wrote:
> > Hey All,
> >
> > We've been having conversations recently about the current
> > architecture of Atomicapp and the way we have envisioned people using
> > it. I prepared a presentation for a meeting we had today about this
> > and was asked to share it with atomic-devel and container-tools (see
> > attached).
> >
> > From the meeting it seems that we all agree there are some
> > improvements we can make in the existing workflow of developing and
> > deploying Atomic Apps and we are going to pursue investigating a
> > deeper integration between Atomic CLI and Atomic App with respect to
> > deploying Nulecule applications.
> >
> > We also explored a 2nd option during the meeting (covered in the
> > slides) which relates to changing the current model of packaging a
> > Nulecule along with the Atomic App software in a single container to a
> > model where the Nulecule lives on it's own, separate from Atomic App
> > sofwtare. It was agreed in the meeting that this proposal could
> > provide benefits over the current model and we will explore it further.
> >
> > We'd like to ask interested parties to get involved if you have a
> > stake in this and collaborate with us on helping us make the
> > architecture and the user experience better for creating and deploying
> > Nuleculized applications via Atomic App.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Dusty
> In my opinion we need to stop the confusion when talking about atomic
> app versus atomic cli.  These tools need to be merged together.

+1 atomicapp needs atomic (practically) to work -- it'd be simpler if
they were combined. What's the downside?


> We need to make the atomic command understand nulecule specifications so
> that you could package up a nulecule app spec into a container
> and atomic could just install and run it.
> Since both tools are currently written in Python merging them together
> should not be that difficult.

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