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Red Hat Podman Container Engine Gets a Desktop Interface

Red Hat hopes Podman's new visual interface will lure more developers to containerization, and more businesses to Kubernetes.
May 23rd, 2023 7:30am by
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Red Hat’s open source Podman container engine now has a full-fledged desktop interface.

With a visual user interface replacing Podman’s command lines, the open source enterprise software company wants to attract developers new to the containerization space, as well as small businesses that wish to test the waters for running their applications on Kubernetes, particularly of the OpenShift variety.

The desktop “simplifies the creation, management, and deployment of containers, while abstracting the underlying configuration, making it a lightweight, efficient alternative for container management, reducing the administrative overhead,” promised Mithun Dhar, Red Hat vice president and general manager for developer tools and programs, in a blog post.

Podman, short for Pod Manager, is a command line tool for managing containers in a Linux environment, executing tasks such as inspecting and running containers, building and pulling images.

In its own Linux distributions, Red Hat offers Podman in lieu of the Docker container engine for running containers. Docker also has a desktop interface for its own container engine, so time will tell how Red Hat’s desktop interface will compare. The Red Hat desktop can work not only with the Podman container engine itself but also with Docker and Lima, a container engine for Mac.

The Podman Desktop 1.0 offers a visual environment for all of these tasks supported by Podman itself. From the comfort of a graphical user interface, devs can build images, pull images from registries, push images to OCI registries, start and stop containers, inspect logs, start terminal sessions from within the containers, and test and deploy their images on Kubernetes. It also offers widgets to monitor the usage of the app itself.

It’s very Kubernetes-friendly. Kind, a tool for running Kubernetes multi-node clusters locally, provides an environment for creating and testing applications. Developers can work directly with Kubernetes Objects through Podman.

The Podman desktop can be installed on Windows, Linux or Mac.

OpenShift Connects

OpenShift is Red Hat’s enterprise Kubernetes platform, and so not surprisingly, Red Hat is using a Podman as a ramp-up point for the OpenShift.

The desktop, Dhar wrote, is integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Local, which provides a way to test applications in a production-equivalent environment.

Podman Desktop is also connected to Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift, a free cloud-based OpenShift hosting service. This could provide an organization to test its applications in a Kubernetes environment.

Red Hat released the desktop software during its Red Hat Summit, being held this week in Boston.

Other Red Hat news this week from the Summit:

Red Hat paid for this reporter’s travel and lodging to attend the Red Hat Summit.

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