tdl-tools update

Mike Orazi morazi at
Wed Mar 6 17:37:41 UTC 2013

On 03/06/2013 11:34 AM, Mo Morsi wrote:
> Figure I'd send around an update regarding tdl-tools [1]. I have some
> content to demo at our next sprint recap, and plan to make a short
> screencast which I will format into a blog post w/ some content:
> As you may recall, tdl-tools is a set of tools to make building,
> testing, and deploying tdls (as used by imagefactory/oz) quick and easy.
> All in all the current tools are comprised of:
> - tdl-create: create a new tdl/etdl from scratch, includes an
> interactive mode
> - tdl-verify: verify the accuracy of your tdl on the command line
> - tdl-convert: convert an tdl/etdl and vice versa
> - tdl-launch: start a new instance w/ deltacloud and process the tdl on
> it, great for quickly testing tdl's
> - tdl-apply : simple command to proxy tdl's between cloud instance and
> image services, specify tdl via cmd line w/ flag indicating whether to
> use tdl-launch/deltacloud or imagefactory to handle the tdl.
> - tdl-config: creates a new config file in the user's home dir
> containing cloud credentials (which the user will be prompted for) to be
> used by tdl-apply to pass onto deltacloud/imagefactory
> I also would like to incorporate a '--server' flag in tdl-apply to
> provide a simple sinatra based web-service which to also serve this
> proxy over http.
> These commands are all currently available via the 'tdl' gem on
> [2], simply 'gem install tdl' and invoke them on the
> command line.
>    -Mo
> [1]
> [2]
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This looks great.  Thanks for the update!  I look forward to seeing the 


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