LXD weekly status #32

The focus of this week has been preparing for our trip to Brussels where we’ll be spending 3 days all working together on LXD before attending and presenting at FOSDEM.

@brauner is making good progress on preparing for the liblxc 3.0 release, moving all the various language bindings and tools out of the main tree and into separate repositories.

@monstermunchkin has also been busy working on our refreshed tooling for generating LXC and LXD images which will be replacing the dated template shell scripts in 3.0.

On the LXD side, @freeekanayaka is hard at work fixing a number of remaining rough edges around the clustering branch and working with @stgraber to get things going through CI and in shape so it can be merged very soon.

We’ve also been fixing a number of issues here and there to keep CI going and have been pushing a number of bugfixes and improvements to the LXD snap.

We’re all looking forward to seeing some of you in Brussels later this 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

  • Nothing to report

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

  • Nothing to report

Snap

  • Include all the needs XFS tools
  • Harden snap configuration handling
  • Properly set LXD_EXEC_PATH when running with a debug binary
  • Include criu in the snap, protected by a new snap property (criu.enable)
  • Fix the snap configuration option names in info text
  • Bump Go to 1.9.3

About the author

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Stéphane Graber is the technical lead for LXD at Canonical Ltd. He is the upstream project leader of LXC and LXD and is deeply involved in the container world. Stéphane has been involved with Ubuntu for years and currently sits on the Ubuntu Technical Board and Ubuntu Developer Membership board. He is a member of the Ubuntu Release team as well as an Ubuntu Archive administrator and Ubuntu Stable Release team member. Outside of his work on containers, Stéphane also has very strong networking knowledge as the former maintainer of the Ubuntu networking stack and large scale system administration knowledge from previous jobs. Stéphane is one of the organizers of the Containers mini-summit during the Linux Plumbers Conference, a regular presenter at LinuxCon and has been involved in many other Ubuntu and container specific events and hackfests.

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