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Release of osbuild 19

We are happy to announce version 19 of osbuild. After a rather long period of development, this release comes with a wide range of new features and improvements, as well as the usual round of bug fixes.

Below you can find the official changelog from the osbuild-19 sources. All users are recommended to upgrade!

  • osbuild is now warning if neither output-directory nor any checkpoints were specified on the command line. No attempt to actually build anything will be made.

  • Fix a bug in the org.osbuild.files source where the timeout was passed as a floating point value to curl, which in certain locales would result in a comma being used for the decimal separator, which can not be parsed by curl.

  • The org.osbuild.systemd stage gained the ability to mask services. Additionally, enabled_services is not a required option anymore.

  • The org.osbuild.script stage has been dropped.

  • The ability to pass in secrets via the command line has been removed. It was only used by the deprecated dnf stage.

  • The JSON schema was fixed for the org.osbuild.noop stage.

  • Stages and assemblers are now contained via bubblewrap instead of systemd-nspawn, which has many advantages, including but not limited to: being faster, not requiring root, better control of the contents of the build-root.

  • Internally, the logging of output and the communication between the stages and the osbuild process on the host has been reworked and cleaned up. This should allow better monitoring in the future.

  • The network of the sandbox that is used to run stages and the assemblers is now isolated from the host network.

  • As always, lots of improvements to the testing infrastructure, that should lead to better and quicker tests. Static analysis is run nightly as well.

Contributions from: Chloe Kaubisch, Christian Kellner, David Rheinsberg, Major Hayden, Martin Sehnoutka, Ondřej Budai, Tom Gundersen

— Berlin, 2020-07-30

Written by David Rheinsberg, on July 31, 2020.