Tachyon is an experimental configuration management tool inspired by ansible implemented in golang.
I find the best way to learn something is to try to implement it. I'm curious about ansible's model for configuration management and as a fun weekend project began I this project.
Is this usable?
If you need to run some yaml that executes commands via shell/command, sure! Otherwise no. I'll probably continue to play with it, adding more functionality and fleshing out some ideas I've got.
Oohh what ideas?
- Exploit golang's single binary module to bootstrap machines and run plays remotely.
- Use golang's concurrency to make management of large scale changes easy.
- Use github.com/evanphx/ssh to do integrated ssh
- Allow creation of modules via templated tasks
Is that a lisp directory I see?
It is! ansible uses python as it's implementation lang and thus also uses it as it's runtime eval language. Obviously I can't do that and I don't wish to runtime eval any golang code. Thus I have opted to embed a simple lisp intepreter (taken and modified from https://github.com/janne/go-lisp) to run code. For instance:
name: Tell everyone things are great action: shell echo wooooo! when: $(== everything "awesome")
What should I do with this?
Whatever you want. Play around, tell me what you think about it. Send PRs for crazy ass features!