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General newbie question about Docker for Mac


(Hrstoyanov) #1

Hi all,
I am excited about the latest public beta of Docker for Mac 1.12, which does away with Oracle’s VirtualBox!

I need to plan docker development containers on mac laptops and was wondering if one can put the entire development stack in a container. In my case this involves Chrome browser, Netbeans/Eclipse Java IDEs, etc.

This works nicely on my Ubuntu laptop, once you give some extra privileges to the X-windows system

While reading the xhyve docs (on which Docker for Mac is based) I am left with the impression that X-windows does not work . Therefore, I am afraid, X-windows based apps (such as Chrome all Java IDEs, all based on X) will not work in a Mac Docker container?

Can anyone share their experience?

Thanks!


(Hrstoyanov) #2

really? No one knows?