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Libcloud 3.4.1 released

We are happy to announce Libcloud v3.4.1.

This is a bug fix release which fixes an installation bug that was inadvertently introduced in v3.4.0.

That bug broke installation under Python 3.5 and it also prevented Libcloud from being installed inside the same (virtual) environment where older version of the requests library was already installed or where some other dependency depends on older version of the requests library.

Note on Python 3.5 support

Libcloud v3.4.x will be the last release series which still supports Python 3.5.

Python 3.5 has been EOL and non-supported for more than a year (https://endoflife.date/python) now and a lot of libraries (including some we depend on) have already dropped support for it.

This is making it increasingly hard for us to still support Python 3.5 since it requires a bunch of edge cases in workarounds in our code and build system.

Note on code style change (developers only)

To make formating and styling in our code base more consistent, we have re-formatted all the code with black (https://github.com/psf/black) and we will automatically enforce black code style (https://black.readthedocs.io/en/stable/) for all the new code going forward.

This should make it easier to contribute and read the code since all the code will be using the same style.

Download

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

pip install "apache-libcloud==3.4.1"

Upgrading

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

pip install --upgrade "apache-libcloud==3.4.1"

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/v3.4.1/

Bugs / Issues

If you find any bug or issue, please report it on our issue tracker https://github.com/apache/libcloud/issues.

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.

Libcloud 3.4.0 released

We are happy to announce Libcloud v3.4.0.

This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes.

Highlights include:

  • Improvements and more flexibility in the failed HTTP requests retrying code
  • Various improvements to the Equinix Metal compute driver
  • Improvements and updates to the Outscale, Vultr, CloudSigma and OpenStack compute drivers
  • Support for authenticating via API tokens to the CloudFlare DNS driver
  • Support for using external cache for OpenStack auth tokens

A list of all the changes can be found at https://libcloud.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html#changes-in-apache-libcloud-3.4.0.

Note on Python 3.5 support

Libcloud v3.4.x will be the last release series which still supports Python 3.5.

Python 3.5 has been EOL and non-supported for more than a year (https://endoflife.date/python) now and a lot of libraries (including some we depend on) have already dropped support for it.

This is making it increasingly hard for us to still support Python 3.5 since it requires a bunch of edge cases in workarounds in our code and build system.

Note on code style change (developers only)

To make formating and styling in our code base more consistent, we have re-formatted all the code with black (https://github.com/psf/black) and we will automatically enforce black code style (https://black.readthedocs.io/en/stable/) for all the new code going forward.

This should make it easier to contribute and read the code since all the code will be using the same style.

Download

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

pip install "apache-libcloud==3.4.0"

Upgrading

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

pip install --upgrade "apache-libcloud==3.4.1"

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/v3.4.0/

Bugs / Issues

If you find any bug or issue, please report it on our issue tracker https://github.com/apache/libcloud/issues.

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.

Dimitris Moraitis (dmo) joins our team

Please help us extend a warm welcome to our newest team member Dimitris Moraitis!

The Project Management Committee (PMC) for Apache Libcloud has invited Dimitris Moraitis to join us as a committer and we are pleased to announce that they have accepted.

Dimitris is one of the founders and main contributors to the open source multi cloud management project called Mist.io.

Mist.io has been an early user and adopter of Libcloud. Over the years, Dimitris and the rest of the Mist.io team have contributed many changes and improvements to Libcloud.

For anyone who would like to know more about Dimitris here is his short bio:

Dimitris is an entrepreneur & engineer committed to open technologies. He holds a UoA CS BSc. He has been serving as the technical lead for organizations around the world since 2001. He's the co-founder & CTO of Mist.io, the open source multicloud management platform. He's particularly interested in DevOps, UX, AI/ML and the social impact of technology.

Libcloud 3.3.1 released

We are happy to announce Libcloud v3.3.1.

This release includes 2 bug fixes.

One of them fixes a regression in EC2 driver which was inadvertently introduced in v3.3.1. That regression broke authentication for some regions such as us-east-2 which utilize authentication algorithm version 4.

A list of all the changes can be found at https://libcloud.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html#changes-in-apache-libcloud-3.3.1.

Download

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

pip install "apache-libcloud==3.3.1"

Upgrading

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

pip install --upgrade "apache-libcloud==3.3.1"

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/v3.3.1/

Bugs / Issues

If you find any bug or issue, please report it on our issue tracker https://github.com/apache/libcloud/issues.

Don't forget to attach an example and / or test which reproduces your problem.

Thanks

Thanks to @olegrtecno for reporting EC2 authentication issue and Veith Röthlingshöfer - @RunOrVeith for reporting bug in Google Storage driver which has also been fixed in this release.

Full list of people who contributed to this release can be found in the CHANGES file.

Libcloud 3.3.0 released

We are happy to announce Libcloud v3.3.0.

This release includes various improvements and bug fixes.

A list of all the changes can be found at https://libcloud.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html#changes-in-apache-libcloud-3-3-0.

Download

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

pip install "apache-libcloud==3.3.0"

Upgrading

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

pip install --upgrade "apache-libcloud==3.3.0"

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/v3.3.0/

Bugs / Issues

If you find any bug or issue, please report it on our issue tracker https://github.com/apache/libcloud/issues.

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.