We just released a new feature that will let you experience a terminal with flyctl from your browser: fly.io/terminal
Behind the scene, it does some machines magic and deploys your own private terminal so you can clone repositories and fly launch them. After 10 minutes of inactivity, it will automatically shut down (just like our Code Server recipe) and reset to a blank state.
Initially, it comes with Elixir, PHP, and Ruby (Rails) built in to help users get unblocked if they face language-specific issues but we want to improve this in the future plus it’s also possible to apt-get things as needed.
This sounds really cool! Does it still work? When I go to https://fly.io/terminal/ and click the “Launch WebCLI” button, I see a progress spinner for “Finishing Checking if machine is reachable.” that never finishes.