A while back, I developed, and have since been maintaining, pyaction, which is a Docker container with Python, git, and the GitHub CLI. Sometime in the past week, pyaction surpassed 2 million pulls from the GitHub Container Registry.
It is also available from Docker Hub, but hasn't been pulled nearly as much from there. The pyaction container was originally developed to support developing GitHub Actions in Python. There are several GitHub container actions that use pyaction as the base image, and specifically pull it from the GitHub Container Registry. So this likely represents over 2 million runs of those dependent Actions.
Please consider starring pyaction's GitHub repository, and even better using it to develop Actions, or just to use the GitHub CLI:
Website for our GitHub Actions and tools for developing them: https://actions.cicirello.org/
This Docker image is designed to support implementing Github Actions with Python. As of version 4.0.0., it starts with the official python docker image as the base which is a Debian OS. It specifically uses python:3-slim to keep the image size down for faster loading of Github Actions that use pyaction. On top of the base, we've installed curl gpg, git, and the GitHub CLI. We added curl and gpg because they are needed to install the GitHub CLI, and they may come in handy anyway (especially curl) when implementing a GitHub Action.
Blog Post on DEV: pyaction: A Docker container with Python, git, and the GitHub CLI, posted on December 28, 2022.
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For more information about pyaction, see my earlier post here on DEV, as well as an information page about pyaction on the web.
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