Many cloud providers offer container orchestration services that abstract away from managing servers or compute instances (e.g. Amazon ECS, Azure Container Instances). A docker image tagged for the latest version of Urbit would drastically simplify the process of deploying urbits to the cloud, which is preferable for planets, stars, and galaxies.
- A merged pull request to the urbit/urbit repository, with nix code to generate a docker image
- With a volume-mountable path for a ship
- With a volume-mountable path for a keyfile
- CI integration to release the docker image as a GitHub artifact when version releases of Urbit are cut
- CI integration to publish the image on Docker Hub when version releases of Urbit are cut
- Reference for volume mounts and controlling the behavior of Urbit in a container
- Volume mount points for keyfiles or existing ships
- Ports to publish for Landscape and external API access.
- Quickstarts for deploying an Urbit ship to
- Amazon ECS
- Azure Container Instances
Edward Amsden ~ritpub-sipsyl is a veteran developer with several years experience using Nix to manage production builds and deployments. He is the principal of Black River Software LLC