Libcloud team is pleased to announce the release of Libcloud 0.8.0!

Release highlights:

  • Support for handling compressed (gzip, deflate) responses
  • Support for new Amazon EC2 location - South America (Sao Paulo)

Other notable changes:

  • Many improvements and additions of extension methods in the OpenStack compute driver
  • Many improvements and additions of extension methods in the Rackspace load-balancer driver
  • Improvements in the OpenNebula compute driver

For a full list of changes, please see the CHANGES file


Libcloud 0.8.0 can be downloaded from 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 -


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


API documentation can be found at

Bugs / Issues

If you find any bug or issue, please report it on our issue tracker Don’t forget to attach an example and / or test which reproduces your problem.


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.