Simon Willison’s Weblog


container2wasm (via) “Converts a container to WASM with emulation by Bochs (for x86_64 containers) and TinyEMU (for riscv64 containers)”—effectively letting you take a Docker container and turn it into a WebAssembly blob that can then run in any WebAssembly host environment, including the browser.

Run “c2w ubuntu:22.04 out.wasm” to output a WASM binary for the Ubuntu 22:04 container from Docker Hub, then “wasmtime out.wasm uname -a” to run a command.

Even better, check out the live browser demos linked fro the README, which let you do things like run a Python interpreter in a Docker container directly in your browser.