We’re starting to think about how end users will install Xibo 1.8 CMS.
It’s a bit more involved to install than older versions of Xibo as it requires some additional libraries that aren’t part of the standard Windows or Ubuntu PHP distribution, and also requires some custom rewriting rules for Apache.
One possible route we’re considering is Docker. It’s a container virtualisation system which would allow us to distribute the CMS and optionally the new XMR relay pre-packaged to ease setup. Docker has gained popularity in recent years with some high profile projects using it to great effect - among them is Discourse, the software the Community site runs. Infact the very post you’re reading has been served from a Docker container.
So our question for discussion is how do people feel about that? Would people welcome a Docker image (so you could download and run a Xibo CMS with a simple command like
docker run xibo/cms:1.8.0)? Do we have any Docker gurus amongst us who would like to be involved with this if it went ahead?
Your thoughts please!