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From Tomaz Muraus <to...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Libcloud 0.18.0
Date Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:51:19 GMT
Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs. It allows users to manage cloud services
(servers, storage, load balancers, DNS) offered by many different providers
through a single, unified and easy to use API.

We are pleased to announce the release of Libcloud 0.18.0.

This is a first release in the 0.18 series which means it brings many
new features, improvements and bug-fixes.

Release highlights:

- New compute driver for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines service
- New compute driver for RunAbove compute service
- New compute driver for Cloudwatt compute service
- New compute driver for Packet.net
- New compute driver for OnApp Cloud service
- New compute driver for Dimension Data compute service
- New storage driver for AuroraObjects service
- New load balancer driver for Softlayer loadbalancing service
- New DNS driver for DigitalOcean DNS service
- Support for DigitalOcean API v2 which is not used by default.
- Support for AWS Signature version 4 and new AWS Frankfurt, Germany region
- Support for retrying failed HTTP requests (disabled by default, to enable
it,
  set LIBCLOUD_RETRY_FAILED_HTTP_REQUESTS environment variable to True)
- Many improvements in the HostVirtual compute driver
- and much more!

Full change log can be found at
<
https://github.com/apache/libcloud/blob/v0.18.0/CHANGES.rst#changes-with-apache-libcloud-0180
>

Download

Libcloud 0.18.0 can be downloaded from
http://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html
or installed using pip:

pip install apache-libcloud==0.18.0

Upgrading

If you have installed Libcloud using pip you can also use it to upgrade it:

pip install --upgrade apache-libcloud==0.18.0

Upgrade notes

None

Documentation

Regular and API documentation is available at
https://libcloud.readthedocs.org/en/v0.18.0/.

Bugs / Issues

If you find any bug or issue, please report it on our issue tracker
<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LIBCLOUD>.
Don't forget to attach an example and / or test which reproduces your
problem.

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who contributed and made this release possible!

Full list of people who contributed to this release can be found in the
CHANGES
<
https://github.com/apache/libcloud/blob/v0.18.0/CHANGES.rst#changes-with-apache-libcloud-0180
>

Announcement blog post is available at <
https://libcloud.apache.org/blog/2015/08/13/libcloud-0-18-0-released.html>.

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