Docker is a tool that allows for portable, containerized instances of applications. It ensures repeatability and consistency across deployments and platforms.
The included Dockerfiles are intended to make working with the Sawtooth Lake platform easy, whether you’re a core developer or someone who’s just interested in trying it out.
Layout of the docker subdirectory¶
The docker subdirectory is structured as follows:
- Contains docker compose files for easily bringing up validator networks and connected transaction processors.
- Dockerfiles used for Hyperledger Sawtooth development in a given language. The default command for each image is to run the build commands needed to run the code in that language. These Dockerfiles are also used for local testing.
- Dockerfiles used for testing Hyperledger Sawtooth in an installed environment. They copy in build artifacts from a local copy of the repository and install them.
- Dockerfiles that build images with Hyperledger Sawtooth installed from the Hyperledger Sawtooth package repository. (http://repo.sawtooth.me) These Dockerfiles do not make any assumptions about the build or runtime environments.