Greetings farmOS followers!
farmOS is now available as a Docker image!
Docker makes it easy to package up farmOS, along with all of the infrastructure it runs on (Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc) in simple "containers" that can be run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. So you can host your own farmOS instance locally rather than on the internet.
This is extremelly useful for development, because it means developers can get a farmOS instance up and running quickly, and they can immediately start tinkering with it. As the community grows and more developers start to become involved in the project, I hope that this will lower the barrier to entry for contributing to farmOS.
I wrote up some documentation for using the farmOS Docker image on farmOS.org: http://farmos.org/development/docker/
The official image build is available on Docker Hub: https://hub.docker.com/r/farmos/farmos/
If you try out the farmOS Docker image, let us know what you think!
All the best,