You would not lose the ability to link to files int the MacOS file system
if you know in advance which filesystems you'd like.
You can map local directories to the Docker container - but it can't be
done on the fly - needs to be specified at run time.

Most likely you will lose the ability to link to emails.

You can reference this URL to get started:
http://blog.alexellis.io/linux-desktop-on-mac/

I have a draft blog post which focuses on the steps to get zim running
which is partially completed:
http://usedgoodies.com/2016/06/13/linux-gui-on-os-x-using-docker-for-mac/

Hopefully the two articles above will be enough to help you get started.




On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Christoph Held <kreisleri...@icloud.com>
wrote:

> > Another option is to run zim in a Linux docker container, and then use
> socat and X11 to display on the Mac.
> >
> > Let me know if you're interested in the details......
>
> This would probably mean that I would lose the ability to link to files in
> the macOS file system or emails, any local files for that matter, or not
> necessarily?
>
> In any case, yes, please advise how to proceed, I’d love to learn how it
> can be done.
> Thanks for your response
> C
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