Running GOV.UK applications can be resource intensive. To give Docker more resources on Mac, click the Docker whale icon in the macOS menu bar, select ‘Preferences’. We suggest the following minimum resources:
12 GB RAM
Check out the how-to guide to customise your setup.
Each project provides a number of ‘stacks’ for different use cases. You can see the stacks for a project in its config file. To provide consistency, all projects should follow these conventions for stacks:
The lite stack
This stack provides only the minimum number of dependencies to run the project code. This is useful for running the tests, or a Rails console, for example.