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The zero-configuration Dockerfile generator for Ruby
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~> 2.0
~> 1.0
 Project Readme

Boxing

The zero-configuration Dockerfile generator for Ruby.

The Database Repository will be used for package information.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile development group:

group :development do
  gem 'boxing'
end

And then execute:

$ bundle install

Features

Automatic Package Finder

This gem will read Gemfile and find any "knows" gem in the dependency database and put the necessary package as a dependency for build and runtime.

That means you never need to know the actual package and don't need to write your Dockerfile by hand.

Optimized Size

By the default, the base image is depend on ruby:[VERSION]-alpine which is minimal size for Ruby in most cases.

To let your image as small as possible, this gem uses multi-stage and strip useless artifacts while the c-extension compiling.

The final Rails image will be around 100MB and can be flexible to delivery to any environment.

We suggest using puma as the webserver to avoid the extra dependency to keep the image small.

Revision

To identity your image version, the default build argument REVISION will be configured by default.

You can add extra options when you are building images in your CI.

# GitLab CI example
docker:rails:
  extends: .docker
  stage: package
  script:
    - docker build
      --cache-from $RAILS_IMAGE:latest
      --build-arg REVISION=${CI_COMMIT_SHORT_SHA}
      --build-arg BUILDKIT_INLINE_CACHE=1
      --tag $RAILS_IMAGE:$CI_COMMIT_REF_SLUG
      --tag $RAILS_IMAGE:latest .

It will helpful for Sentry to detect the released version or use <%= ENV['REVISION'] %> to help you identify the current version.

Usage

Generate

To generate Dockerfile for current project

bundle exec boxing generate

Update

To update the database for package information

bundle exec boxing update

If the generated Dockerfile is not satisfy, please try to update it.

Configuration

If config/boxing.rb is found, it will be loaded and change the generated Dockerfile and .dockerignore

Source Code Root

Boxing.config do |c|
  c.root = '/var/www'
end

Ignore Files

Boxing.config do |c|
  c.ignores = %w[
    vendor/gems
  ]
end

Extra Packages

Boxing.config do |c|
  c.build_packages = %w[nodejs]
  c.runtime_packages = %w[git]
end

Revision Information

Boxing.config do |c|
  c.revision = true
end

When building the image, you have to add --build-arg REVISION=... to set your revision name to compile it correctly.

Sentry Support

Boxing.config do |c|
  c.sentry_release = true
end

When building the image, you have to add --build-arg SENTRY_RELEASE=... to set your release name to compile it correctly.

Assets Precompile

This feature is disabled by default and suggest to use CI to build it.

Boxing.config do |c|
  c.assets_precompile = true
  # If not given the `node -v` will be execute
  c.node_version = '14.18'
end

When building the image, you have to add --build-arg RAILS_MASTER_KEY=... to set your production key to compile it correctly.

Health Check

Boxing.config do |c|
  c.health_check = true
  c.health_check_path = '/api/status.json'
end

If liveness gem is installed, the health check will enabled by default with /status path.

Roadmap

  • Dockerfile generator
  • .dockerignore generator
    • Common ignore files
    • Customizable ignore files
  • Docker Compose generator
    • Production Version
    • Development Version
  • Allow run Assets Precompile in Container
    • Disable RAILS_SERVE_STATIC_FILES by default
  • Customize config file config/boxing.rb
    • Customize APP_ROOT
    • Extra packages
    • DSL to customize Dockerfile
      • Build Stage
      • Entrypoint
      • Command
      • Expose Port
  • Health Check
    • Liveness gem detection
    • Add curl for web application
  • Entrypoint Detection
    • Openbox (Suggested)
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Rack (Default)
  • Package Database
    • Built-in (Move to standalone repoistory in future)
    • Standalone Repoistory
    • Support gems from git repoistory
    • Customize Source
    • Base Image
      • Alpine
      • Ubuntu
    • Filter by Ruby Version
    • Filter by Gem Version

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and the created tag, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/elct9620/boxing. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the code of conduct.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the Boxing project's codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.