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Re: official Emacs Docker image

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: official Emacs Docker image
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:34:09 -0700
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>>>>> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't understand concretely what the scenario is. Who is doing what? Who
> is deciding what?

Ok, here is the scenario:

You create a Docker build recipe by picking a "base" GNU/Linux distribution
(some variant of GNU/Linux that has an absolute minimum of included programs),
a recipe to install build tools, and then a recipes to build the target
program. There are many ways to optimize this so that the result is as small
as possible, but that's the basics in a nutshell.

If the FSF doesn't endorse Debian, then an alternate GNU/Linux base can be
chosen, and the build step crafted to suit it.

The final "image" as they call it will be an Emacs binary, built on that base,
that users can download and directly run from any of the major operating
systems (Mac OS X, Windows, any flavor of GNU/Linux). It does this for non-
GNU/Linux operating systems by either running the image in a virtual machine,
or by using hyper-visor technology.

So: base + tools + Emacs source -> build -> Docker image. This makes it
possible to know *exactly* what is being contained in the image, and how it
was produced.

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
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