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Fedora Toolbox is now just Toolbox

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Fedora Toolbox has been renamed to just Toolbox. Even though the project is obviously driven by the needs of Fedora Silverblue and uses technologies like Buildah and Podman that are driven by members of the wider Fedora project, it was felt that a toolbox container is a generic concept that appeals to a lot many more communities than just Fedora. You can also think of it as a nod to coreos/toolbox which served as the original inspiration for the project, and there are plans to use it in Fedora CoreOS too.

If you’re curious, here’s a subset of the discussion that drove the renaming.

There have already been two releases with the new name, so I assume that almost all users have been migrated.

Note that the name of the base OCI image for creating Fedora toolbox containers is still fedora-toolbox for obvious namespacing reasons, but the names of the client-side command line tool, and the overall project itself have changed. That way you could have a debian-toolbox, a centos-toolbox and so on.

It should be obvious, but the Toolbox logo was designed and created by Jakub Steiner.

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Written by Debarshi Ray

3 April, 2019 at 19:39

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