We are happy to announce Libcloud v3.0.0-rc1.

This is the first release candidate for Libcloud v3.0.0 which includes many changes, the biggest one being dropping support for Python 2.7 and Python 3 < 3.5.

Since this is a first release which drops support for those Python versions, we want to give our users some time to opt-in and test it and verify everything works as expected, before we produce a stable v3.0.0 release.

Other highlights include:

  • Type annotations for the base storage API
  • Various improvements in the Azure Blobs driver
  • New standard “prefix” keyword argument in the {list,iterate}_container_objects methods
  • 2 new compute drivers (KubeVirt, LXD)

If no major issues are found, this release candidate (with any other fixes which accumulate in trunk until then) will become a stable v3.0.0 release some time in the near future.

Keep in mind that this is a pre-release so it won’t be installed by pip by default when you run pip install apache-libcloud.

To install it, you need to explicitly specify a version as shown in the Download section below.

A list of all the changes can be found at https://libcloud.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html#changes-in-apache-libcloud-3-0-0-rc1.


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

pip install "apache-libcloud==3.0.0rc-1"


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

pip install --upgrade "apache-libcloud==3.0.0rc-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


Regular and API documentation is available at https://libcloud.readthedocs.org/en/v3.0.0-rc1/

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 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.