Contributing to Meshery Docker Extension
To start contributing to Meshery Docker Extension, make sure you have Docker installed on your system.
Docker Extension for Meshery
The Docker Extension for Meshery extends Docker Desktop’s position as the cloud native developer’s go-to Kubernetes environment with easy access to the next layer of cloud native infrastructure: service meshes.
Using Docker Desktop
1) Navigate to the Extensions Marketplace of Docker Desktop.
2) From the Dashboard, select Add Extensions in the menu bar or open the Extensions Marketplace from the menu options.
3) Navigate to Meshery in the Marketplace and press install.
You can visit the Docker Hub marketplace to directly install Meshery extension in your Docker Desktop.
Meshery runs as a set of containers inside your Docker Desktop virtual machine.
docker extension install meshery/docker-extension-meshery
Set up the server
In the root directory of meshery, run the following command:
To install/update the UI dependencies:
Start the server locally
This will ensure that the server is up and running at port 9081
Set up docker extension Locally
Open another terminal while the server is running, Go inside the docker-extension directory
Build and export UI
UI Development Server
If you want to work on the Docker UI, it will be a good idea to use the included UI development server. You can run the UI development server by running the following command:
Now the meshery docker-extension is up and running.
Linking the docker extension locally
To see the changes reflected in the docker extension locally and open the devTools window, we can run the command:
Now that our local development environment is connected with the meshery docker extension, we can start contributing to it.