Bi-weekly Round-Up: Technical + Ecosystem Updates from Cloud Foundry | 10.20.20

By: | October 20, 2020
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Cloud Foundry EU Summit starts tomorrow! But Day Zero starts today!

Register! Here’s the schedule

Looking forward to seeing you all in Ireland…I mean, my garage at 3am!

Today, Tuesday October 20th, there is an AMA for folks who are new to Cloud Foundry Summits, a “Try Cloud Foundry” Hands-on Lab for those who want to push their first app, and a Cloud Foundry Unconference put on by our good friends at anynines & EngineerBetter!

  • Register for the Unconference here.
  • Read about all the Hands-on Labs here.

The Diversity Conversation is happening tomorrow, Wednesday October 21st. Read more about the event in this blog post and join us at 16:45 CEST.

Take the Cloud Foundry User Survey: Take 15 minutes to take the 2020 user survey and make an impact on the project roadmap. We’re donating to COVID-19 relief and you’ll be entered to win a gift card. What’s not to love?

Notable Releases:

  • Stratos v4.2.0!  With new Helm and Kubernetes extensions! More here, and be sure to check out the Stratos Project Update, Hands-on Lab, and Office Hours at CF Summit.
  • capi-k8s-release v0.4.0.
    • Release Highlights: 
      • Enforce CF CLI v7 as the minimum supported version in cf-for-k8s
      • Support upload, deletion, and cleanup of expired packages from the configured package registry (except DockerHub deletion)
      • All component images are now built with paketo buildpacks
      • k8s secrets used for all credentials
  • cf-networking-release v2.34.0. More here.
  • silk-release v2.34.0. More here.
  • cli v6.53.0. More here.
  • routing-release v0.208.0. More here.
    • Release Highlights:
      • Operators can configure Skip SSL certificate verification and expect route integrity to work. (See #180)
      • Gorouter now sets the expiry of the __VCAP_ID__ cookie to the same expiry as the JSESSIONID cookie. (See #182)

From the Last Few Weeks:

  • The UAA team called for a maintainer for the UAA Go CLI, sparking some interest. 
  • The KubeCF team opened a discussion for the creation of a KubeCF project roadmap.

Community Updates:

  • Have a question for the staff at Cloud Foundry Foundation? Want to stay current with updates for the Foundation? Join the #cff-forum channel on the community Slack.
  • Looking for a job? Don’t hesitate to check out the jobs board and the #jobs channel in our community slack; folks are sharing the job openings in our community.  

(And if you are hiring, please do share the info in that channel.)

Dates To Remember (All times US Pacific):

  • Cloud Foundry Summit UnConference – October 20
  • Cloud Foundry Summit – October 20-22
  • CF Extensions PMC meeting – 11:00 AM on October 26
  • CF for Kubernetes SIG meeting – 8:30 AM on October 27
  • Bi-Weekly CF App Runtime PMC meeting – 10:30 AM on October 27
  • CAB call 8:00 AM on October 28 (one week later than usual due to Summit!)

Check the community calendar for updates and meeting details here: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/community-calendar/

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