Creating a Stack


We are currently rolling out a new generation of Codio Boxes that will provide far greater power and control for you, as well as improved stability. These new Boxes provide full sudo (root) access, which means you no longer need to use the Box Parts package management system to install software. Instead, you can use the apt package manager, which provides thousands of software packages that are maintained by the Ubuntu community.

If you can’t find an existing Stack that is ready to use, then you can configure Stack components within a Codio project and then add it to your Stack library.

To do this you will first need to

To create your new Stack, click the New Stack button at the top right of the Stack listing screen.

Stacks Create

When you have completed the required fields and pressed the Create button, we will generate a Stack image for you. This can take a minute or longer, depending on the size of the Stack image. You do not need to wait on this screen while the Stack is created, so feel free to continue to other parts of Codio. The source project will not be fully usuable until the stack has been created

You can also create a private stack,owned by you by using Codio>Create Stack

Stack Blueprint

The first thing you will need to specify is the Codio project that you want to use for your Stack blueprint. Enter any part of your Project name and you will see them listed in a dropdown.

Details, Image and Tags

Next, add a short name for your Stack and a longer description. You can also add a more detailed overview of your Stack by selecting the “add a long description” link. You can write this long description in Markdown and it can contain as much information about your Stack as you like.

You can also add an image to make your Stacks listing more instantly recognizable. This should be a square image, which will be reduced in size and will appear in a circle as shown below.


You can also add tags to your Stack. The tags should be component names ideally. There is an autocomplete function that will help you to use already defined tags to avoid tag duplication and ensure maximum efficiency when searching.


By default, Stacks are kept private to your account until you make them public, at which point they will appear in the Popular and All Stacks listings for all Codio Users.

If you are a member of an Organisation, the Organisation owner can disable the ability for you to create public Stacks. See Public/Private Settings.

If you want to keep your Stack private to your Organization, you can select the Private option and set the Owner option to your Organization.

Important : please do not make your Stacks public unless they are tried, tested and fit for public consumption so as not to fill the All listing with junk.


By default, you will be the owner of this Stack and only you can edit it and create new versions of the Stack.

If you want to allow others to see and administer your Stack, you can assign it to another user or to an Organization.