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This discourse topic came in where someone wanted to run a singularity image instead of say, xfce, in the bc_desktop application.
This ticket is to support that use case.
I think the easiest way would be to add a
The topic creator wanted a way to override
I think my request is ultimately more useful to more people, as it seems to me there might be a lot more possibilities for differences you'd want to have in the desktop launch script, and it makes some of that stuff a little more modular/extensible, but I'm no expert on the existing codebase and I may not understand the ramifications.
That said, if it's a lot more work and this other method can be used to satisfy this request at least in the meantime, I think that's a win all around. My primary motivation was to have something that I don't have to maintain myself when the changes are so minimal/could be handled by overlaying a couple of the files if that were supported.
Is there something I can do to help somehow, including passing on how we do this today?
Yea my thinking with the first approach was to have environment variables for image and entrypoint like
But I agree with your desire for it to be modifiable/extendible and that the first option would have to those properties.
And yea, I think any input you want to give us is great! Especially in requirements or what your current solution looks like.