cloud-init 18.4 Released

03 October 2018
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As announced, cloud-init 18.4 was released today! From the announcement, some highlights include:

Version 18.4 is already available in Ubuntu Cosmic and the stable release update (SRU) is underway for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial).

Ending Python 2.6 Support

As discussed during the 2018 cloud-init summit and announced 18.4 is the final release with Python 2.6 support.

Python 2.7 support in cloud-init will end in June of 2020.

Versions of Python 3.5 or higher will be supported going forward.

Release History

Below is a breakdown and history of recent releases. It also shows the change in version to the year.release format:

ReleaseDaysDate
18.41042018-10-03
18.3832018-06-20
18.2342018-03-28
18.1682018-02-22
17.2832017-12-14
17.12712017-09-21
0.7.91012016-12-23
0.7.8322016-09-12
0.7.7-2016-08-10

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