I noticed that Gitpod’s Spring Pet Clinic starts really fast. However my fork of the same project ( https://gitpod.io/#https://github.com/couchbaselabs/couchbase-spring-petclinic.git) take years to start as maven needs to download half of the internet first.
My question is, is there a way to share a link that can clone a running workspace? How do you guys made the Spring Pet Clinic demo start so fast? I would like to minimize these maven / npm installs . Do I have to bake that in the container image or is there another way?
PS: I have tried the the “share workspace” but looks like maven also download all dependencies again. Sharing the running container is not an option because that will leak my github credentials.