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LXD: Weekly status #11

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Introduction

This week has been pretty busy, with the most time consuming work being:

  • More preparation for the upcoming LXC 2.1 release (getting very close now).
  • Dealing with a massive (500+) backlog of patches for the LXC 1.0 and 2.0 stable branches.
  • Quite a bit of refactoring in LXD around the daemon struct and database code.
  • Initial work on performance testing for LXD.
  • Implementation of delta downloads for the daily LXD images.

LXD 2.17 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday and if all goes according to plan, this should be the first release of LXD where the snap package is effectively on par with the Debian package!

We’ve seen quite a big uptake of LXD on a number of Linux distributions thanks to the snap package and are very much looking forward to having the snap package be production ready.

Upcoming conferences

Ongoing projects

The list below is feature or refactoring work which will span several weeks/months and can’t be tied directly to a single Github issue or pull request.

Upstream changes

The items listed below are highlights of the work which happened upstream over the past week and which will be included in the next release.

LXD

LXC

LXCFS

  • Nothing to report this week

Distribution work

This section is used to track the work done in downstream Linux distributions to ship the latest LXC, LXD and LXCFS as well as work to get various software to work properly inside containers.

Ubuntu

  • LXC was updated in the Ubuntu development release to workaround a gcc7 regression.

Snap

  • Updated the wrapper scripts with before comments
  • Cleaned up some of the content filters
  • Added support for bash completion
  • Added support for auto-creation of the “lxd” group
  • Bumped the Go version to 1.8.3
  • Fixed an upgrade issue with snapd 2.27

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