Thanks to our colleague Ricardo Dias from the SUSE Enterprise Storage Team, you can spin up docker images based on either openSUSE Leap 42.2 or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial" that include everything to get openATTIC up and running. The Docker container actually maps the Mercurial code repository from the host development system into the runtime environment.
This way, you can use your preferred editor of choice and any local changes can be tested in the container immediately.
You can find the required Dockerfiles and support scripts in the openattic-docker git repository on github. The README.md file included in the repository explains how to get started.
We hope, that this gives you more choice for setting up a developent environment for openATTIC quickly, without having to make any changes to your host operating system.
As usual, we welcome your feedback and contributions!