Lwkd.info - Week Ending February 17, 2019



Steering Committee Meeting Summary

The Kubernetes Steering Committee had their first public meeting on Feburary 13th. In prior meetings, while the decisions of the meeting were public, only the SC could attend. In the future, they will alternate biweekly with closed and open meetings, and LWKD will cover the open ones.

The SC has introduced User Groups, an entity for contributors with a specific concern or activity to coordinate, but (unlike SIGs) not own any code and (inlike Working Groups) having no specific goals to accomplish. The Big Data SIG was mentioned as a possible convert to a UG. Speaking of Working Groups, the SC is currently documenting how WGs should form, and how they should disband, such as Resource Management WG, which has accomplished its original goals. Finally, they’re working on a list of approved subprojects, as well as owner automation and process around subprojects. This will become a big cleanup effort.

There was discussion about the newly introduced CNCF SIGs, and how this affects the Kubernetes project (TL;DR: we don’t know yet). Dims reported on the Licensing subproject, managed by SIG-Contribex, where we’re scanning Kubernetes code for contributions under noncompliant licenses using the FOSSA tool. And Brian has located a vendor to handle a Kubernetes Bug Bounty program for us.

Finally, Paris briefed the SC on the recent Slack vandalism attack.

Release Schedule

Next Deadline: 1.14 Beta, branch on Feb. 19th. Exceptions close Feb. 25th

You have until next week to file your last-minute Exception Requests. Burndown meetings also begin next week (look for your invitation if you have failing tests), leading up to Code Freeze on March 7th.

Featured PRs

#73033: add kustomize as a subcommand in kubectl

After a brief removal to work out some issues, Kustomize support is back in kubectl. Direct integration with commands like kubectl apply is still pending, but this is a step towards making sure that vanilla Kubernetes provides some basic workflow tools and guidance. If you are already Kustomize via its own command, you can keep doing that, but it will be available via kubectl kustomize too and included with future releases.

#74115: publishing: remove rules for unsupported 1.10 branch

More of a reminder than an important PR itself, but 1.10 has officially set sail for the seas beyond. If you are still targeting it for any local development, make sure you lock down your environment very carefully.

test-infra#11370: Set up 1.14 CI (#11203 + patches + rebump)

And as one sets, so another shall rise. The forthcoming 1.14 release has been branched and CI will be keeping you honest on all future PRs. Please do check the CI signal report for 1.14 and help out with stabilizing flaky tests!

Other Merges



  • kubectl get --export, which never actually worked, is now deprecated and will be removed in an unspecified future version

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