[python-committers] Official python-dev docker images

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Thu Dec 7 14:36:19 EST 2017

On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:00:31 -0500, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> Brett and I want to promote this more widely within the Python
> community as the “official Python Docker image” that projects can use
> in their own testing environments, or base their own images on it.  We
> wanted to give you guys a heads up first to get your feedback, and
> maybe thoughts on the best places to promote this, e.g. on the
> python.org website or other places.

Well, the place to get a python Docker image listed would be
https://hub.docker.com/_/python/.  That's the first google hit for python
docker, and it already has a host of images available.  How does yours
differ from those?  It sounds like it is by having multiple versions
and tox so you can test your library/ap against multiple Python
versions using a single container.  That does sound useful :)

But, be careful with names.  "official Python Docker image" sounds like
what one would use when one wants to *run* a python application in a docker
container, which is what the images that are currently listed on the
page mentioned above seem directed at.


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