We are pleased to announce the release of Libcloud 2.0.0rc2.

This release brings many new features, improvements, bug-fixes, and drivers.

Release highlights

  • Apache Libcloud 2.0 series replaces the use of Python httplib with a hard dependency on the requests package. Users' no longer have to specific Certificate Authority bundles when using Apache Libcloud
  • 10% performance improvement through the use of HTTP sessions
  • Support for buffered IO streams for storage drivers
  • Support for Python 3.6, deprecation of Python 3.2

A detailed description of the 2.0 changes is documented here

Note that 2.0.0rc1 was not released to PyPi as 4 breaking issues were discovered by users. The changelog for both 2.0.0rc2 and rc1 is below.

Release highlights for 2.0.0rc2

Compute

  • Fix a bug in profitbricks driver where listing snapshots would request a malformed URL
  • Fix LIBCLOUD-806 bug where vsphere driver cannot be instantiated
  • [google compute] Improve performance of list nodes by caching volume information.

Common

  • Fix LIBCLOUD_DEBUG trying to decompress already decompressed responses
  • Added an integration test API and a test suite for validating functionality without mocking any libcloud subsystems
  • Fix for Linode classes since 2.0x
  • Fix CertificateConnection not correctly signing requests in 2.0rc1, impacted Azure classic driver, OpenStack and Docker driver
  • Change Cloudscale to cloudscale.ch.
  • Explicitly check if response is None in RawResponse class

Compute

  • Outscale SAS doc improvements and logo update
  • [GCE] Allow preemptible instances to be created
  • Add support for forcing detachment of EBS volumes to EC2 driver
  • Fix Public IP not assigned when creating NIC on Azure ARM
  • [ONAPP] Add list images support for OnApp driver
  • [EC2] Add r4 instance types for AWS
  • [EC2] support for AWS eu-west-2 and ca-central-1 regions
  • [EC2] Add P2 GPU instance types
  • [EC2] Add method to modify snapshot attribute for EC2
  • [Linode] Add start, stop instance methods and fix incorrect state TERMINATED to STOPPED
  • [EC2] Add ENA support for EC2 compute images
  • [Azure ARM] fix typeerror on exlistnics
  • [GCE] allow delete instances from managed group

Storage

  • Reintroduce S3 multipart upload support with signature v4

Changes Apache Libcloud 2.0.0rc1

Common

  • Fix DEBUG mode, also add support for using io.StringIO as the file handle when calling libcloud.enable_debug
  • Introduction of the requests package as the mechanism for making HTTP requests for all drivers
  • Fix bug where custom port and secure flag would not get propagated to connection class
  • Fix bug where custom port would not get propagated to connection
  • Fix bug where instantiating a connection from URL and then requesting an action with a leading / would lead to a malformed URL

Compute

  • Fix a bug in profitbricks driver where listing snapshots would request a malformed URL
  • Fix LIBCLOUD-806 bug where vsphere driver cannot be instantiated
  • [google compute] Improve performance of list nodes by caching volume information.

Full change log can be found at here.

Special thank you

I would like to wish a special thank you to all of our community contributors for their ongoing support to the project.

Download

The release can can be downloaded from https://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html or installed using pip:

pip install apache-libcloud==2.0.0rc2

Upgrading

If you have installed Libcloud using pip you can also use it to upgrade it:

pip install --upgrade apache-libcloud==2.0.0rc2

Upgrade notes

A page which describes backward incompatible or semi-incompatible changes and how to preserve the old behavior when this is possible can be found at https://libcloud.readthedocs.org/en/latest/upgrade_notes.html

Documentation

Regular and API documentation is available at https://libcloud.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

Bugs / Issues

If you find any bug or issue, please report it on our issue tracker https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LIBCLOUD. Don't forget to attach an example and / or test which reproduces your problem.

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who contributed and made this release possible! Full list of people who contributed to this release can be found in the CHANGES file.