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02.09.14

Docker Grows Fast and Releases Version 0.8

Posted in Free/Libre Software at 10:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: The latest news about Docker, which can simplify GNU/Linux and unify it in the compatibility sense

Docker has released a new version [1] of its good software that’s already receiving honours and awards. It expands to more platforms [2], adds staff [3], and also attracts big funding [4,5]. This is actually a very important project that deserves more media attention.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Docker Releases Faster, More Stable Version 0.8

    Even though this release does not focus on new features, there were still a few additions worth mentioning. Most of the features deal with making Docker faster, more efficient, and more stable. Docker added experimental support for the BTRFS (“butter fs”? “better fs”? I say butter) filesystem, which adds copy-on-write capability, and should open the door for more interesting functionality as development continues. The most intriguing new feature may turn out to be official support for running Docker on OS X. Apple has become very popular in the developer community in the past few years, especially among web developers. Official support for OS X will help the project gain even more traction.

  2. Docker Brings Open-Source Container Virtualization to Apple Mac OS X

    The Docker 0.8 release introduces new features and a new release model as a popular new approach to virtualization ramps up.

  3. Why Red Hat’s Roger Egan Joined Docker

    Docker also is speaking with regional systems integrators to ensure customers can move workloads from on-premises to the cloud. “This idea of Linux-based containers is taking off,” said Egan. Obviously, Egan hopes channel partners will be along for the ride.

  4. Docker Raises $15M For Its Open-Source Platform That Helps Developers Build Apps In The Cloud

    The shift to scale out architectures and an app-centric culture has turned out well for Docker and its lightweight open-source “container” technology designed for developers to quickly move code to the cloud.

  5. Docker Raises $15M to Advance Open-Source Container Virtualization
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