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AppIT

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git for Desktop Application Environments
Docker Global Hack Day 3
http://getappit.github.io

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AppIT

  1. 1. Ronak Kogta Sambuddha Basu AppIT git for Desktop Application Environment
  2. 2. Our goal is simple, we want to use ideas of docker to make desktop experience better. A Time machine for your application.  Search trusted applications from appit repositories  Tight dropbox integrations to retain app customizations, even if you are on different hosts  Usability: Click on app icons like you used to, but now they will run on docker. Our Hack
  3. 3.  Your customized software need no another re- customizaiton.  IDE Synchronization (Netbeans,Eclipse) along with your workdir  Lot of pluggable batteries to the host  No need to permanently install applications.  An idea of minimalistic yet high functioning host.  Gives certain security, isolation, portable guarantees.  Make it easy for user, layman, and researchers Our Hack Inspiration
  4. 4.  Can Contain any sort of application (be it single container or multiple container)  All your customizations and data should be with you, while you launch an application. (Persistent State)  Define what each container is capable of  Resource Usage  Security Profiles  Capabilities Application Containment
  5. 5.  Freedom to create your own customizations and push it into docker hub.  Download only signed & trusted applications to your machine.  Application meta-data synchronization with cloud storage services like Dropbox Application Distribution
  6. 6.  Can easily define interfaces to interact  Network ports  ssh tunneling  vnc  sharing Xwindow Socket  Design  pull,push,search for your application (powerful cli)  creating launchers which makes using applications intuitive  gui wrappers to make it look like a package manager *(not implemented) Usability
  7. 7. ./appit.py
  8. 8. ./appit.py search firefox
  9. 9. ./appit.py pull firefox #pull signed image and meta data
  10. 10. ./appit.py push firefox #push signed image and meta data
  11. 11. ./appit.py run firefox #LaunchedFirefoxFirstTime LauncherCreated
  12. 12. ./appit.py run firefox #LaunchedAgain ChangedHomePgLstTime

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