#variant (2020-10)

https://github.com/mumoshu/variant

Discuss variant (the “Universal CLI”) https://github.com/mumoshu/variant

Archive: https://archive.sweetops.com/variant/

2020-10-28

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You can now turn your Variant2 command into a Kubernetes controller See https://github.com/mumoshu/variant2/pull/35

2020-10-20

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Amit Karpe

I found Porter a project which was accepted by the CNCF recently. I am still trying to understand whether it is close to what variant dose!

Package your application artifact, client tools, configuration and deployment logic together as a versioned bundle that you can distribute, and then install with a single command
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Compose Cloud Native Application Bundles from existing bundles and deployment tools

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variant is mostly a HCL-based DSL and the compiler to build CLI apps. So my guess is that porter should be used to package variant-made apps

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also - it may theoretically possible to export your variant-made command as a porter bundle by using https://porter.sh/custom-dockerfile/.

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Defining a custom Dockerfile for your Porter bundle

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2020-10-19

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Turns out Waypoint is not make or variant at all. It’s a pluggable PaaS powered by not cli only but also waypoint-entrypoint and waypoint-server

Probably we may use variant to wrap waypoint-cli or call variant commands via waypoint’s exec plugin

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

This is the description that they needed to have on their website

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

So much confusion over what it is

2020-10-15

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
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Waypoint is an open source solution that provides a modern workflow for build, deploy, and release across platforms.

hashicorp/waypoint-examples

Example Apps that can be deployed with Waypoint. Contribute to hashicorp/waypoint-examples development by creating an account on GitHub.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
11:25:39 PM
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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
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The use stanza specifies the name and configuration of a plugin to use for an operation.

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@Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) Just read the announcement. Looks nice!

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Probably variant could be handy when used from waypoint hooks(https://www.waypointproject.io/docs/lifecycle/hooks) and exec plugin(https://www.waypointproject.io/plugins/exec)

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Hooks can be used to execute commands before or after any lifecycle operation.

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Deploy using any software by executing another process.

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This page documents how operations such as build, deploy, and release execute within Waypoint. This helps explain what components need access to what systems and how information flows within Waypoint.

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Apparently you can start from no server, and gradually move heavy processes to the waypoint server in the future

https://www.waypointproject.io/docs/roadmap#remote-runners

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With the problem statements framed, we said: as a solution we love Heroku. Is it possible to build that platform-like experience (buildpacks, logs, exec, router, etc.) WITHOUT opinionated infrastructure? Without being an all-in closed system? And I think Waypoint got it.

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Waypoint

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a demo of Waypoint, the new tool Hashicorp announced today, that aims to provide an easy, intuitive and…

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