Blog

Libcloud 0.13.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Libcloud 0.13.0!

This release includes a lot of improvements and bug fixes.

Full change log can be found at here.

Download

Libcloud 0.13.0 can be downloaded from http://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html or installed using pip:

pip install apache-libcloud

It is possible that the file hasn't been synced to all the mirrors yet. If this is the case, please use the main Apache mirror - http://www.apache.org/dist/libcloud.

Upgrading

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

pip install --upgrade apache-libcloud

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 http://libcloud.apache.org/upgrade-notes.html.

Documentation

API documentation can be found at http://libcloud.apache.org/apidocs/0.13.0/.

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.

Source: release announcement.

Libcloud 0.12.3 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Libcloud 0.12.3!

This release is primarily a bug fix release and fixes Python 3.3, deployment and some other issues.

Full change log can be found at https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/libcloud/tags/0.12.3/CHANGES

Download

Libcloud 0.12.3 can be downloaded from http://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html or installed using pip:

pip install apache-libcloud

It is possible that the file hasn't been synced to all the mirrors yet. If this is the case, please use the main Apache mirror - http://www.apache.org/dist/libcloud.

Upgrading

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

pip install --upgrade apache-libcloud

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 http://libcloud.apache.org/upgrade-notes.html.

Documentation

API documentation can be found at http://libcloud.apache.org/apidocs/0.12.3/ .

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 https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/libcloud/tags/0.12.3/CHANGES.

Source: release announcement.

Libcloud 0.12.1 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Libcloud 0.12.1!

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

Release highlights

  • New more efficient generator based approach for iterating over paginated collections.
  • New generator based method for iterating over containers (iterate_containers).
  • Old ENUM style provided constants have been replaced with a string version. This allows users to dynamically register new providers using new set_driver method.
  • Support for multipart uploads in the Amazon S3 storage driver.
  • New load balancer driver for Amazon Load Balancing (ELB) service.
  • New storage driver for Azure Blog storage
  • New "local storage" storage driver
  • Support for multipart uploads in the S3 driver
  • Allow user to specify which CA cert is used for verifying server SSL certificate by setting "SSLCERTFILE" environment variable
  • Drivers which use xmlrplic library now use Libcloud HTTP layer for making HTTP requests. This means those drivers now support LIBCLOUD_DEBUG and SSL cert validation functionality

Full change log can be found at https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/libcloud/tags/0.12.1/CHANGES

Download

Libcloud 0.12.1 can be downloaded from http://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html or installed using pip:

pip install apache-libcloud

It is possible that the file hasn't been synced to all the mirrors yet. If this is the case, please use the main Apache mirror - http://www.apache.org/dist/libcloud.

Upgrading

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

pip install --upgrade apache-libcloud

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 http://libcloud.apache.org/upgrade-notes.html.

Documentation

API documentation can be found at http://libcloud.apache.org/apidocs/0.12.1/ .

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 https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/libcloud/tags/0.12.1/CHANGES.

Source: release announcement.

New committer Mahendra Maheshwara joins our team

The Project Management Committee (PMC) for Apache Libcloud has asked Mahendra Maheshwara to become a committer and we are pleased to announce that they have accepted.

Mahendra Maheshwara has joined the Libcloud community fairly recently, but he has already contributed multiple great patches - https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?jql=project%20%3D%20LIBCLOUD%20AND%20reporter%20in%20(%22mahendra.m%22) .

Giving him commit access will allow him to more directly contribute to the project.

Everyone, please help me welcome him to the team :)

Source: mailing list thread.

2012 in retrospect and a Happy New Year from the Libcloud team

Dear users, developers and team members!

2012 is slowly coming to an end and Libcloud team wishes everyone a happy and successful new year 2013!

2012 has been another great year for us and we have surpassed 2011 in pretty much every aspect.

Here is a short list of things which have been accomplished and important events which have happened in 2012:

  • One new committer Ilgiz Islamgulov (ilgiz) has joined the team.
  • We have another new commiter joining our team soon (Mahendra M). Currently he is undergoing a process of submitting his ICLA.
  • 134 new JIRA issues have been opened (total of 271). Out of those 134 issues, 111 are now marked as 'resolved'.
  • SVN repository has had a total of 320 commit. More than 50% of those commits were patches from external contributors.
  • We had our first Google Summer of Code student which worked on a project named "Libcloud REST" (https://github.com/islamgulov/libcloud.rest). The goal of the project is to expose Libcloud functionality over HTTP.
  • Tomaz gave a talk titled "Avoiding Vendor Lock-In Using Apache Libcloud" at CloudOpen 2012 in San Diego
  • We now finally have some more user friendly documentation and examples on the website - http://libcloud.apache.org/docs/
  • We held a first in person meetup at the Rackspace San Francisco office in the beginning of the year (http://libcloudmeetup.eventbrite.com/)
  • We had a total of 7 releases (0.8.0, 0.9.1, 0.10.1, 0.11.0, 0.11.1, 0.11.3, 0.11.4) and over 70.000 downloads / installs on PyPi ( http://pypi.python.org/pypi/apache-libcloud/)
  • Github mirror has been starred by 266 users ( https://github.com/apache/libcloud)

Thanks again to everyone for their work and contributions and lets make 2013 even better :)

I will post those numbers in a more machine readable format (JSON) in the next couple of weeks. This way it will be easier for us to track those metrics on a year over year basis.

Numbers retrieved on: 2012-12-25. Sources for those numbers: JIRA, Libcloud website, PyPi, Ohloh.net, Google Analytics

Source: mailing list post.