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Miguel Caballer (micafer) joins our team

Please help us extend a warm welcome to our newest team member Miguel Caballer!

The Project Management Committee (PMC) for Apache Libcloud has invited Miguel Caballer to join us as a committer and we are pleased to announce that he has accepted.

Miguel has been part of the Libcloud community for many years now and during his participation he made various contributions to the project, majority of them focusing on our OpenStack drivers.

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

Miguel Caballer is part of the Grid and High Performance Computing group of UPV since 2001. He is the lead developer of the Infrastructure Manager (IM), a tool that deploys complex and customized virtual infrastructures on IaaS Cloud deployments. He has participated in different research projects about the application of Grid and Cloud computing techniques to several areas of engineering. Other fields of interest include green computing.

And in his own words:

When I start the development of the IM (in python) I found that Libcloud was the best option to connect with different cloud back-ends using a single library and using the same basic set of functions calls. It has improved a lot in the last years adding extra functionality for each connector that makes it a really good alternative to native libraries. My main contributions has been mainly related with the OpenStack driver, one of the most user cloud providers by the IM tool. I’m very proud to be an Apache Libcloud team member and I will continue with my contributions.

Latest up to date provider pricing.json data file is now available in an S3 bucket

Recently we added a new job to our CI / CD which runs daily and retrieves latest pricing data for various providers and publishes pricing.json file which can be used by Libcloud to a public read-only S3 bucket.

More information on where to download it and how to use this file can be found in our documentation.

Background, Context

In the past, we ran the script which updates pricing.json file which is bundled with each Libcloud release just before publishing a new release.

The problem is that the pricing data can change often, so updating it only once every couple of months as part of a Libcloud release is not sufficient.

To solve for that problem, we now update and publish pricing.json file which includes latest retrieved pricing data for various providers on a daily basis.

It’s worth noting that we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy of this data so you should only use this data as estimate and you should never rely solely on Libcloud pricing data.

Thanks

We would like to extend special thanks to Eis D. Zaster who has contributed new scraping scripts for multiple providers and also made various improvements and fixes to the existing scraping scripts.

In addition to that, we would like to thank Amazon Web Services which granted us free credits for their EC2 and S3 service which we plan to use for hosting this pricing file, end to end tests and more.

Libcloud 3.1.0 released

We are happy to announce Libcloud v3.1.0.

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-3.1.0.

Download

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

pip install "apache-libcloud==3.1.0"

Upgrading

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

pip install --upgrade "apache-libcloud==3.1.0"

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/v3.1.0/

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.

Libcloud 2.8.3 released

We are happy to announce Libcloud v2.8.3.

This is a bug-fix only release in the v2.8.x release. It includes two bug fixes.

A list of all the changes can be found at https://github.com/apache/libcloud/blob/2.8.x/CHANGES.rst.

Download

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

pip install "apache-libcloud==2.8.3"

Upgrading

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

pip install --upgrade "apache-libcloud==2.8.3"

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/v2.8.3/

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 3.0.0 released

We are happy to announce Libcloud v3.0.0.

This is the first release in the v3.x.x series. It includes many changes and improvements, the biggest one being dropping support for Python 2.7 and Python 3 < 3.5.

If you still need to use Python 2.7 or Python 3 < 3.5 you can use Libcloud v2.8.x release series which still supports those Python versions - keep in mind though that this release series only includes bug fixes. All the new features and improvements will land in the v3.x.x series.

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
  • 4 new compute drivers (KubeVirt, LXD, Kamatera, GiG G8)
  • Various improvements to the deploy_node() functionality
  • and much more

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 and https://libcloud.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html#changes-in-apache-libcloud-3-0-0-rc1.

Download

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

pip install "apache-libcloud==3.0.0"

Upgrading

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

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

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/v3.0.0/

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.