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From "Marcus Christie (Jira)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (AIRAVATA-3364) Gateways tutorial: make it possible for Windows Home users
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2020 14:09:00 GMT
Marcus Christie created AIRAVATA-3364:
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             Summary: Gateways tutorial: make it possible for Windows Home users
                 Key: AIRAVATA-3364
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AIRAVATA-3364
             Project: Airavata
          Issue Type: Task
          Components: Django Portal, Website/Documentation
            Reporter: Marcus Christie
            Assignee: Marcus Christie


The ["Gateways 2019" tutorial](https://apache-airavata-django-portal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/tutorial/gateways2019_tutorial/)
makes use of Docker containers to establish a development environment. This way ever tutorial
participant has an identical environment and the only prerequisite is that they install Docker,
which is relatively straightforward. However, users who have Windows Home can't install Docker
Desktop. Windows Home doesn't include support for the native Windows virtualization feature
called Hyper-V. (Docker does support running in WSL 2, see https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/install-windows-home/,
but setting up WSL 2 seems rather involved.)

In the two times we've given this tutorial it seems to have been overwhelming students who
have Windows Home as their OS.  To make it possible for Windows Home users, especially students
who may be learning some of these technologies for the first time, to participate fully in
the tutorial, I propose setting up a Docker engine on a Jetstream server that users can log
into and use to run their dev environment container.

This issue is to document the steps required to implement the proposal and update the tutorial
correspondingly.



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