Foreman 1.18.0 released
The next stable release of Foreman (1.18.0) was released on July 19th, with many new features and bug fixes. Everyone is encouraged to schedule their upgrades, especially if you’re still on the (now unmaintained) 1.16 series.
As ever, many thanks to the contributors to this release - coders, RC testers, documentation writers, and bug/feature reporters. Foreman wouldn’t be what it is without you! If you do find issues with, please do report them!
Katello 3.7 released
Hard on the heels of the 1.18 release of Foreman core, the Katello team brought you version 3.7 on Jul 27th, with far too many features and bug fixes to list. If you’re upgrading a Katello install, do be sure to read the upgrade notes.
Huge thanks to all the contributors to this release - as with core, we couldn’t put out these releases without you! Further issues with Katello should be reported, as always.
1.19 RC1, Katello 3.8 RC1, and test week event
Since we’re trying to make up time for the slow releases over the last year or so, the next releases of Foreman and Katello are already being prepared. Release candidates for 1.19 and 3.8 are already available, and as always we’d like you help to test them!
To give a little structure to this, we’ve again organised a test week event during which we’d like to see as many of our end-user scenarios tested as possible. If any of these fit your workflow, and you’re willing to give the RC a spin, please do! Be sure to let us know how it went and of course report any bugs that you find. Thanks!
Foreman’s 9th Birthday
July is our birthday month, this year we are 9! Everyone who’s a part of this lovely community deserves a $beverage-of-choice, we wouldn’t be here today without you.
6 months of Discourse
The start of this month also marked a full 6 months since our migration to Discourse. It’s had a noticeable effect on both the user and dev communities, and in a good way. To mark the occasion, I wrote a short blog post analysing some of the data Discourse generates, looking at trends in community growth and amount of discussion. Check it out
The Redmine instance completed its upgrade path last week, we are now fully up to date. Thanks to everyone for their patience during the chaos that caused.
RFCs needing attention
Here’s this month’s selection of open discussion areas:
The Foreman Community has now fully embraced Discourse as the source of its
event data - if you’ve been using the old
/events/all.ics in your own
calendar, you’ll need to head over to the forum
calendar and hit the Subscribe
button (which will give you an ICS link). You can also use the Add To Calendar
button on specific events if you don’t wish to import the whole thing.
Future community demos will now be created much further in advance, so you should be able to keep up with upcoming demos there.
All the usual goodness from the community, rounded up and presented for your viewing pleasure.
Foreman Project will have a huge appearance at DevConf India ’18. We have two talks lined up on the very first day of the conference, as well as a booth at the conference, so drop by and say hello! We’ll have very exciting goodies and t-shirts at the Foreman booth, make sure you grab them before they are gone :slight_smile:
Subscriptions, Jenkins, live images, and an awesome new reporting engine from Marek. Do watch!
Dropped plugins (unmaintained, no longer working):
- hammer_cli_katello updated to 0.13.4
- hammer_cli_foreman updated to 0.13.1
- foreman_discovery updated to 12.0.2
- foreman_salt updated to 10.1.0
- foreman_templatesto 6.0.3
- foreman_remote_execution updated to 1.5.4
- foreman_openscap updated to 0.10.2
- foreman_ansible updated to 2.2.5
- foreman_maintain updated to 0.2.5
- smart_proxy_ansible updated to 2.0.3
Thanks to everyone who contributes to the Foreman community - patches, plugins, testing, bug reports, translations, interviews, presentations, meetups and everything else. Your efforts are very much appreciated!