The not having to allocate upfront thing is major since we would no longer have to keep telling people “Have you tried adding more memory?”
Orbstack is not free. We’re looking into free alternatives
Docker Desktop is still free for independent devs. As long as Orbstack remains a drop-in for Docker Desktop, it may not be a huge deal for the community
Devstack images are starting to get built for ARM. the one for credentials is up, LMS, Studio, and others are getting close.
Local image builds are working fine, hitting minor hiccups in setting up GHA builds correctly and with reasonable performance
Did some research into Kubernetes learning materials. The top book recommendation seems to be The Kubernetes Book, which gets routinely updated. Plan to read that soon to learn more about how we can/can’t leverage k8s to address some of our dev env issues, may be useful for others also.
Note that the eBook gets free updates, paper versions don’t