purple-docker: A libpurple protocol plugin for your Docker containers
Haven't you always wanted to chat with your containers? Now, with purple-docker, you can!
purple-docker implements a protocol plugin (prpl) that tracks running Docker containers in your buddy list and presents STDIO via the chat interface.
This is a terrible idea
Why would you even do that?
This is a toy project because I wanted to learn more about CGo and building shared libraries.
What does it do?
Maybe some screenshots would help?
How do I install it?
Make sure you've got the
libpurple-dev package installed (or at least have
the headers in a place that
pkg-config can find), then:
go get github.com/samuelkarp/purple-docker/... cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/samuelkarp/purple-docker make localinstall
You can then launch a libpurple chat client (like pidgin) and set up an account with the purple-docker protocol.
How do I use it?
Run a libpurple chat program (like Pidgin) and create a new account with the "Docker (purple-docker)" protocol. Enable the account, and then start creating containers. (Note: purple-docker currently only supports interactive containers and attaches to STDIO.)
The images above were created with a container launched by running
docker run -d -i busybox.
We got 'em! Feel free to open an issue, but also feel free to fix the bugs and send a pull request. This is not a serious project, so bugs may not get fixed otherwise.