New Infrastructure SIG group, provisioning deep-dive mini survey, roadmap updates, community demos, and much more.
Foreman 2.1.2 has been released!
This release contains six bug fixes and improvements, most notably a fix for a regression in VMWare compute resource creation via the API and dynflow support in rake tasks. For more information, see @tbrisker’s release announcement.
Foreman 2.0.2 has been released!
This release contains three bug fixes and improvements, most notably fixing CVE-2020-14334 and a dependency issue with
With the 2.2 release process in motion, this will most likely be the final release in the 2.0 line. Users are encouraged to start planning their upgrade process to 2.1 and beyond.
For more information, see @tbrisker’s release announcement.
Foreman 2.2.0-rc1 Test Week
For the last two weeks, 2.2.0’s first release candidate is available for testing. Please install and evaluate the release candidate to help make this release as stable and successful as possible.
For more information, see @tbrisker’s release candidate announcement.
Please contribute in whatever way you can to the ongoing test week efforts. For more information about how to help with testing, see @lzap’s test week announcement.
For more information about what is included in this release, see the release notes.
Katello 3.16.0 has been released!
Earlier this month, Katello 3.16 was released. As the Katello team worked through the many release candidates, they also announced a release schedule update.
For more information, see @iballou’s release announcement
Provisioning Mini Questionnaire
Over the coming months, we want to host a series of deep dives around provisioning. Because Foreman has so many provisioning options, we need your help to know how to prioritize. Please complete the Provisioning mini-Questionnaire to let us know what interests you and what you would like to see.
Red Hat Product Management Community Update
Dana Singleterry of Red Hat Product Management team will present an update of the Red Hat roadmap to the community on September 16. This event will be livestreamed and Dana is happy to take your questions.
If you’re interested in attending this event, add it to your calendar. The YouTube livechat and #theforeman Freenode IRC channel will be monitored for questions. However, this meeting is open to all and if you would like to join the meeting and ask questions yourself, reply to the event and a link will be sent to you!
Infrastructure Special Interest Group (SIG)
You can watch the first meeting on YouTube or read the minutes.
If you’re interested in joining, learning more, or have any comments or queries, please post to the new infra SIG section of the Foreman community discourse.
Containerizing Foreman Deep Dive
@ondrej_prazak and @ohadlevy held a deep dive into the advantages and challenges with running Foreman in a container. The discussion continued on the community Discourse. Feel free to join the discussion at any time.
RFCs in the Community
Here are some of the RFCs that were discussed in the community over the last month. It means a lot to the OP to hear your opinions on these issues, so even if you have no objection or major contributions, a “sounds good to me” can go a long way to helping these discussions progress.
@ehelms outlines some ideas for improving the standard progress output of the installer along with enhancements to the log output.
@shiramax raised the issue that oVirt REST API V3 has been deprecated and should also be deprecated in Foreman.
While working on a plugin feature, @Laviro found himself clicking back and forth to the host overview page to verified if parameters had been updated. @Laviro proposed enhancements to the work flow that might tie in with the host details page redesign efforts.
Thanks to everyone who demoed their latest developments during the month of August! There were two community demos, #82 and #83, with a nice spread of new Foreman and Katello features. All the demos are timestamped and available for watch.
Community Demo 82
The following demos took place as part of Community Demo #82
|@ptiwari||Katello- Toggle Simple Content Access|
|@jjeffers||Katello - podman/search support|
|@cintrix84||Katello - Notification on CV change|
|@lstejskal||Global registration template|
|@dmatoulek||New error page|
|@dmatoulek||Removed puppetrun button|
|@ofedoren||Templates DSL docs|
Community Demo 83
The following demos took place as part of Community Demo #83
|@tbrisker||latest releases and community templates archival|
|@Justin_Sherrill||Running katello without pulp2|
|@laviro||trigger toasts from API middleware|
|@sajha||Modular package filtering with pulp3|
|@Jonathon_Turel||HTTP Proxies in Virt-Who-Configure|
|@lstejskal||Foreman Operations jobs categories|
|@lstejskal||Creating hosts with Global Registration|
|@aruzicka||Host counts in REX|
|@ezr-ondrej||Report data scanners API change|
|@ezr-ondrej||Trends and statistics status|
|@mariaaga||Interface API showing the REX flag|
|@mariaaga||Recurring logics page additions|
|@cintrix84||Updated SCA UI Changes|