We've had such a huge support burden from folks using our Ansible-based "bare metal" installation (which installs packages via apt alongside other server software) that this week we simply removed those instructions from our web site, leaving only the Docker instructions.
We're a team of 2 volunteers. We simply can't support every imaginable combination of server software. Docker helps us ship images that are exactly as we want, with everyone on the same page. It's just that simple!
Ranting about Dockerphobia
I wish I knew what my users' aversion to using our Docker installation method was. Some users seem to even sound proud about it in GitHub issues ("Not Docker!"), when in my software's case, all this means is that their installation times are longer, the risk of conflicting with other installed server software is *much* higher, and we can't ensure an exact image state for all installations across the world. We even have scripts that do the Docker work for you. *shrug*
#Introduction Hello, friends!
I've been maintaining my project's Mastodon here on FOSStodon for a while (@azuracast), but I wanted to sign up for an account of my own so that I can answer questions directly, speak from my perspective rather than the project's, and make new friends in the greater software community. <3
FOSS advocate, senior web applications developer. Creator of the @azuracast web radio management suite.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.