Gigantum Projects are portable because everything, including the application, runs in a software container rather than natively in your host OS. This makes it easy to build, update, and share your work. We use Docker CE because it has good support and desktop clients on the major operating systems. If you don't have it, then consult our installation guide, here.
If you run Docker on Windows or MacOS, then there are some additional recommended configuration changes that can be found here.
Also, note that there are a few caveats for running Docker and Gigantum:
- On Windows, you must use Windows 10 Professional, Education, or Enterprise editions
- We recommend at least 8GB of RAM to satisfy both Docker and the host OS
- You need sufficient disk space. Docker and Gigantum will use at least 6-10GB of disk space, but more is recommended.
Large Download Required
Gigantum uses Docker containers and thus needs to download data. When starting the Gigantum Client for the first time, it will download a ~270MB container, and when creating your first Project another 1-2GB of container data is downloaded by Docker.