Reasons to Drop Docker for Podman

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  • podman

    Podman: A tool for managing OCI containers and pods. (by NotBobTheBuilder)

  • If you want to use podman some of the more recent podman versions on Ubuntu or Debian, I have a kind of hacky PPA up here - https://github.com/notbobthebuilder/podman

    GitHub actions auto build new version releases for me so major versions become available as soon as they are released and I click the button

  • Podman Desktop

    Podman Desktop - A graphical tool for developing on containers and Kubernetes

  • I wanted to try a while ago so I downloaded Podman Desktop, but I couldn't get past the initial setup due to issues in the desktop app. I was able to reproduce this on two or three Macs, can't recall exactly.

    It has been a long-standing issue but seems as though it is on its way to resolution: https://github.com/containers/podman-desktop/issues/1633.

    I am waiting for a few months to make sure it is all sorted and will try again to see if it works then.

  • InfluxDB

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  • netbox-docker

    🐳 Docker Image of NetBox

  • Here is netbox's compose file: https://github.com/netbox-community/netbox-docker/blob/relea... -- there is no way I am going to spend the time to translate that into whatever k8s wants. If it isn't broken don't fix it.

  • Testcontainers

    Testcontainers is a Java library that supports JUnit tests, providing lightweight, throwaway instances of common databases, Selenium web browsers, or anything else that can run in a Docker container.

  • > I wonder if Rancher Desktop, et al, works with testcontainers.org?

    I don't use testcontainers myself, but it looks like as long as you are using Rancher Desktop >= 1.0.1 you should be just fine.[1]

    [1] https://github.com/testcontainers/testcontainers-java/issues...

  • kompose

    Convert Compose to Kubernetes

  • StrategrDesktop

    No-Fuss Time Management App

  • I partially agree with you.

    Docker Compose is still a moving project. Look at the version of the schema. It evolves.

    Kubernetes is also a platform that is moving. And it is moving fast.

    If Kompose was considered `done` by its authors in 2020, I don't think I would even bother trying it out. It probably wouldn't be able to parse recent Docker Compose schemas and it would probably output outdated Kubernetes manifests.

    But, see, yesterday I was looking for a Time Boxing application and stumbled on that one: https://github.com/khrykin/StrategrDesktop/. I dismissed it because the last release was in 2020. But that is an example of an app that could be considered `done` and still useful 3 years later.

    Hence why I partially agree with you. :)

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