Karton is a tool which can transparently run Linux programs:
- 🐧 on a different Linux distribution,
- 🍎 on macOS,
- 💻 on a different architecture (ARMv7 and ARMv8, on a x86-64 host).
To do this, you just need to tell Karton which distro 🐧 to use, which packages 📦 to install, and which directories 📂 to make accessible. This is called an image.
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Fast . Launching a program in an image takes fractions of a second.
No need to start/stop a virtual machine or container, it’s done transparently and quickly.
Multiple terminals access the same running image. You can start a program in one terminal and attach to it with gdb from another.
Automatic handling of shared directories and files. Your files are accessible both on your system and to programs running in an image.
Except for directories you decide to share, the file system is transient. You can reset your changes to the system instantly.
Can run Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and CentOS images.
Based on Docker containers.