Team it sounds like in practice we have three classes of OS platforms we develop and deploy on:
- MacOS (primarily for development, is that true?)
please correct me now
On the wiki we make reference to specific linux distributions e.g. Ubuntu, sometimes we reference “linux” generically. The world of linux distributions is complex, operationally we’d benefit from a bias toward specific distributions <- note how carefully I typed that.
Like if the community asked which distributions we prefer, maybe Ubuntu (for deployments with a GUI) and Debian (workhorse cloud) - they are cousins and enjoy relative operationally stability and great access to tools.
If we left the wiki editing up to me I’d start to make specific references to Ubuntu/Debian in order to be operationally precise (e.g. version numbers), maybe like here:
but I worry I’d send the message to the community that we don’t support other distributions. Your guidance is, as always, is appreciated.
@burke if you are about to type “containers” I am am with you, coming at it bottom-up