Is this a question of discovering the right configuration file that let’s you solve your problem (“I need to set environment variables when this container starts, how do I do that?”)? Or a question of getting all the right packages to play nicely together? Or a third thing?
I think this is at least a two step problem:
- how do I launch and configure a VM on cloud hoster X so that it has a docker daemon I can
- how do I connect to the running notebook/RStudio session on that remote VM from my local computer
Is there a third angle to this? I think we could start to address this with a “Howto” style guide in the documentation. My feeling is that we should find existing tools/guides for question 1 as we can’t maintain docs for all the various cloud hosters ourselves. For question 2 I think the answer is generic so we can add it to the FAQ and a Howto guide. What do you think?
Maybe we should break this thread out into a new topic: “The hard things about using repo2docker” or some such?