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Building OSv Images Using Docker

Why build OSv images under Docker?

Building OSv from source has several advantages, including the ability to build images targeting different execution environments. The CloudRouter project is working on integrating the build script into its continuous integration system, automatically producing nightly rebuilds of all supported OSv application images.

The main problem with this approach is that it requires a system to be appropriately configured with all the necessary dependencies and source code to run builds. To build a scalable and reproducible continuous integration system, we really want to automate the provisioning of new build servers. An ideal way to achieve this goal is by creating a Docker image that includes all the necessary components to produce OSv image builds.