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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Syncope 2.0 with Docker
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:19:48 GMT
Hi Andrea,
first of all, let me thank you for such initiative of yours: the 
container (and Docker) hype is higher than ever, and it'd be a pity not 
to have Syncope joining the party.

AFAICT, I would see two distinct categories of Docker images:

1. a single image with core, console and enduser - which will require an 
external DBMS for internal storage (another existing image?)

2. separate images for core, console and enduser - where the first will 
require an external DBMS for internal storage (another image?) and a JMS 
queue for OpenJPA clustering (another existing image?)

The idea is that the single image can be used for simple deployments, 
where the others are meant to be orchestrated into a more powerful, 
scalable architecture.

If we will create and release (alongside with other artifacts) such 
Docker files, then we might also need to discuss if (and how) to publish 
the related images.

Publishing to Docker Hub seems to be the most effective way, but at the 
moment it is very unclear if there is a standard ASF approach about it: 
some images are available under the 'apache' organization [3] (automated 
builds), other under specific organizations, but still appearing managed 
by their respective PMCs [4] (for public releases rather than automated 

Moreover, a recent discussion about this topic on legal is available: [5].

My impression is that it would be safer to "just" release the Docker 
files + instructions for building and orchestrating the resulting images.


On 23/11/2016 17:15, andrea wrote:
> Hi all,
> In the last months I've worked a bit on integration between Syncope 
> and Docker, in  particular a way to distribute Syncope as Docker image.
> In the repo located at [1] you can find my current work. The wiki is 
> at [2].
> There are 1_2_X and 2_0_X branches respectively hosting Dockerfile to 
> build 1.2.8 and 2.0.1 images. I provided also the docker-compose.yml 
> files to build working examples. Obviously this files are only a 
> starting point for the n-th installation, that has to be tuned 
> according to specific requirements (properties, datasources, 
> hostnames, etc.)
> I'm still doing some refactoring and refinements on both branches and 
> master branch, that is outdated. And obviously I'm updating the wiki.
> Time to integrate this work into Syncope project?
> Or at least we can create a registry containing this sample images?
> Do we have proposals to improve and consolidate this work or to 
> improve usability of these images?
> Best regards,
> Andrea
> [1]
> [2] 

Francesco Chicchiriccò

Tirasa - Open Source Excellence

Member at The Apache Software Foundation
Syncope, Cocoon, Olingo, CXF, OpenJPA, PonyMail

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