Eh, it’s different when you’re running complex installations in production.
I don’t want to derail the thread too much, but this post outlines a lot of the issues we’ve seen. I know it’s a year old, but it’s still happening.
Let me be clear. I think that docker could be good if they’d be more friendly to companies and would implement complete apis (can we please have the ability to clean images from both registry and hosts?)
The problem is that they are just a bunch of high-school kids playing programmer, building cool software (and it is!), with no plan for long-term support or understanding of the monumental undertaking that some of their “features” is.
I fell victim to the same trap when I said I’d have a alpha release done in a month for a crashplan replacement program. I have about 5 hours a week to work on this project, so there’s no way that’s a realistic goal. I’m still working on it and I’ve rewritten it like 5 times, but this time, I’m taking hints from some existing programs and experienced people and that should help me build a better mousetrap. I think the folks behind Docker are getting to that stage now as well.