LXD Weekly Status #26

Introduction

Focus this week has been on infiniband support and more clustering related work with a number of bugfixes, cleanups and refactoring on the side.

We’ve been doing some small tweaks and bugfixes on the LXD snap based on user feedback as more and more users are migrating to it. We’re also getting ready to push LXD 2.0.11 to a lot of our users, fixing a lot of bugs in the process and bringing some small usability tweaks too.

The FOSDEM CFP is now closed and we’re reviewing the 45 proposals we received and carefully checking how we can fit those in the schedule. We expect to send notifications to potential speakers by the end of the week.

Upcoming conferences and events

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

  • No change 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

  • LXD 2.0.11 has spent the week in xenial-proposed and will be released to all Ubuntu 16.04 users very soon.

Snap

  • Added support for using the system’s CA rather than the certificates in the core snap.
  • Better handle crashes of LXD and restarts.

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