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From Alan Williams <alanin...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Finalize Docker Invoke JSON format
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:28:20 GMT
On 04-Jun-16 11:39, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> Hi!
>

[snip]

> What is the Docker API for setting up a container? Do you need to pull the
> images first?

That is in the REST API referenced by Nadeesh - 
https://docs.docker.com/engine/reference/api/docker_remote_api_v1.23/

> It would be cool if we can pull at the beginning of a
> workflow run (e.g. asynchronously when an Activity is configured) so that
> does not need to delay execution at a later step.

It may be worth checking with the Insigneo people from Sheffield who do 
something analogous for VMs created to run services for workflows.

> We will probably need a volume mount of a temporary directory, so that
> input and output files can be provided to the command, but if you prefer it
> might be easier to start with stdin and stdout support; similar to the Tool
> Activity.

Alan


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