2 votes c/freepost Posted by DustDFG — 2 votes, 3 commentsSource

I’ve read the README and still don’t understand what this is. What exactly is this? It sounds interesting (like something that I would use for dokk) but I don’t understand what problem it solves, or why it’s better than rolling traditional containers.

Essentially it sets up a container of your choice with a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice and allows you to access it from your host OS natively - meaning that GUI apps that run in the container are interoperable in your host and its terminal applications are available in your native host terminal. A bad way to explain it would be “WSL for Linux”, hehe. It’s useful if you need to test software in other distributions without having to set up a VM, but I haven’t used it myself yet so I don’t know how well it works.

Like a docker but not docker :)