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[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Drain Cleaner 0.2.0 released

Jakub Scholz
 

We have released Strimzi Drain Cleaner 0.2.0. Strimzi Drain Cleaner is a utility which helps with moving the Kafka pods deployed by Strimzi from Kubernetes nodes which are being drained. The version 0.2.0 delivers several minor bugfixes and improvements. For more details about what Drain Cleaner does and how to use it, check the README.md file.

For more details and installation files, go to: https://github.com/strimzi/drain-cleaner/releases/tag/0.2.0

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


RC1 of Strimzi Drain Cleaner 0.2.0

Jakub Scholz
 

We have prepared the RC1 of the first release (0.2.0) of Strimzi Drain Cleaner. It delivers several minor bugfixes and improvements.

For more details and installation files, go to: https://github.com/strimzi/drain-cleaner/releases/tag/0.2.0-rc1

Any feedback can be provided on the Strimzi mailing list, on the #strimzi Slack channel on CNCF Slack or as a GitHub issue.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Operators 0.26.0 released

Jakub Scholz
 

Strimzi Operators 0.26.0 has been released. The main changes since the 0.25 release include:
* Add support for Kafka 2.8.1 and 3.0.0; remove Kafka 2.7.0 and 2.7.1
* Expose JMX port on Zookeeper nodes via a headless service
* Allow configuring labels and annotations for JMX authentication secrets
* Add support for building connector images from the Maven coordinates
* Allow Kafka Connect Build artifacts to be downloaded from insecure servers
* Add option to specify pull secret in Kafka Connect Build on OpenShift
* Configurable authentication, authorization, and SSL for Cruise Control API
* Allow configuring `/tmp` volume size via Pod template (by default `1Mi` is used)

There are also several deprecations and removals. For more details and installation files, go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-operator/releases/tag/0.26.0

We have also created a video about the changes in this release which you can watch on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/886Nw_ECREQ

Important: This release supports only the API version v1beta2 and CRD version apiextensions.k8s.io/v1. If upgrading from Strimzi 0.22, migration to v1beta2 needs to be completed for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.26 is done! If upgrading from Strimzi version earlier than 0.22, you need to first install the CRDs from Strimzi 0.22 and complete the migration to v1beta2 for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.26 is done! For more details about the CRD upgrades, see the documentation.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


RC1 of Strimzi Kafka Operators 0.26.0

Jakub Scholz
 

Release Candidate 1 of Strimzi Kafka Operators 0.26.0 is now available for testing with a lot of changes and improvements. 

Important: This release supports only the API version v1beta2 and CRD version apiextensions.k8s.io/v1. If upgrading from Strimzi 0.22, migration to v1beta2 needs to be completed for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.26 is done! If upgrading from Strimzi version earlier than 0.22, you need to first install the CRDs from Strimzi 0.22 and complete the migration to v1beta2 for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.26 is done! For more details about the CRD upgrades, see the documentation.

The main changes since the 0.25 release include:
* Add support for Kafka 2.8.1 and 3.0.0; remove Kafka 2.7.0 and 2.7.1
* Expose JMX port on Zookeeper nodes via a headless service
* Allow configuring labels and annotations for JMX authentication secrets
* Add support for building connector images from the Maven coordinates
* Allow Kafka Connect Build artifacts to be downloaded from insecure servers
* Add option to specify pull secret in Kafka Connect Build on OpenShift
* Configurable authentication, authorization, and SSL for Cruise Control API
* Allow configuring `/tmp` volume size via Pod template (by default `1Mi` is used)

There are also several deprecations, removals and other notable changes. For more details and installation files, go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-operator/releases/tag/0.26.0-rc1

Any feedback can be provided on the Strimzi mailing list, on the #strimzi Slack channel on CNCF Slack or as a GitHub issue.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Kafka Bridge 0.20.3

Jakub Scholz
 

Strimzi Kafka Bridge 0.20.3 is now available. It will be also used in the 0.26.0 release of Strimzi Operators. The release contains several updated dependencies and minor bugfixes. For more details, go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-bridge/releases/tag/0.20.3

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Kafka OAuth library 0.9.0

Jakub Scholz
 

Strimzi Kafka OAuth library 0.9.0 has been released. The main changes are:
* Support for Kafka 3.0.0
* KeycloakRBACAuthorizer and OAuthSessionAuthorizer migrated to KIP-504
* Fixed a parsing bug in KeycloakRBACAuthorizer
* Fixed concurrency issue with OAuth over PLAIN
* Improved error reporting when using Quarkus native without the https enabled
* Token type check now also passes if ‘token_type: “Bearer”’ claim is present in JWT token

For more details, please visit https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-oauth/releases/tag/0.9.0

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi Team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Mirror Maker 2 Extensions 1.1.0

Jakub Scholz
 

Mirror Maker 2 Extensions 1.1.0 has been released. The main change is support for Apache Kafka 3.0.0. For more details about the release, please visit: https://github.com/strimzi/mirror-maker-2-extensions/releases/tag/1.1.0

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi Team


RC1 of Strimzi Kafka OAuth library 0.9.0

Jakub Scholz
 

Release Candidate 1 of Strimzi Kafka OAuth library 0.9.0 is now available for testing. The main changes are:
* Support for Kafka 3.0.0
* KeycloakRBACAuthorizer and OAuthSessionAuthorizer migrated to KIP-504
* Fixed a parsing bug in KeycloakRBACAuthorizer
* Fixed concurrency issue with OAuth over PLAIN
* Improved error reporting when using Quarkus native without the https enabled
* Token type check now also passes if 'token_type: "Bearer"' claim is present in JWT token

For more details, please see https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-oauth/releases/tag/0.9.0-rc1

Any feedback can be provided on the Strimzi mailing list, on the #strimzi Slack channel on CNCF Slack or as a GitHub issue.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


RC1 of Mirror Maker 2 Extensions 1.1.0

Jakub Scholz
 

Release Candidate 1 of Mirror Maker 2 Extensions 1.1.0 is now available for testing. The main change is support for Apache Kafka 3.0.0. For more details about the RC, visit https://github.com/strimzi/mirror-maker-2-extensions/releases/tag/1.1.0-rc1

Any feedback can be provided on the Strimzi mailing list, on the #strimzi Slack channel on CNCF Slack or as a GitHub issue.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] New release of Strimzi Quotas Plugin and Strimzi Configuration Providers

Jakub Scholz
 

New versions of Kafka Quotas Plugin, EnvVar Configuration Provider and Kubernetes Configuration Provider have been released with minor improvements, bugfixes and dependency updates. For more details, visit the release pages of each project:

* Kafka Quota Plugins: https://github.com/strimzi/kafka-quotas-plugin/releases/tag/0.2.0
* Kafka EnvVar Configuration Provider: https://github.com/strimzi/kafka-env-var-config-provider/releases/tag/0.1.1
* Kafka Kubernetes Configuration Provider: https://github.com/strimzi/kafka-kubernetes-config-provider/releases/tag/0.1.1

Thanks to everyone who contributed to any of these releases!

Regards
Strimzi team


RC1 of Kafka Quota Plugin 0.2.0, EnvVar Configuration Provider 0.1.1 and Kubernetes Configuration Provider 0.1.1

Jakub Scholz
 

As we are preparing for the next release of the Strimzi operators, we are doing different minor and path releases of the dependencies. Today, we released the Release Candidate 1 of several sub-projects:
* Kafka Quota Plugins: https://github.com/strimzi/kafka-quotas-plugin/releases/tag/0.2.0-rc1
* Kafka EnvVar Configuration Provider: https://github.com/strimzi/kafka-env-var-config-provider/releases/tag/0.1.1-rc1
* Kafka Kubernetes Configuration Provider: https://github.com/strimzi/kafka-kubernetes-config-provider/releases/tag/0.1.1-rc1

They contain some smaller bug fixes and improvements as well as updated dependencies. If you are interested, give them a try! Any feedback can be provided on the Strimzi mailing list, on the #strimzi Slack channel on CNCF Slack or as a GitHub issue.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Drain Cleaner 0.1.0 released

Jakub Scholz
 

We have released the first version (0.1.0) of Strimzi Drain Cleaner. Strimzi Drain Cleaner is a utility which helps with moving the Kafka pods deployed by Strimzi from Kubernetes nodes which are being drained. For more details about what it does and how to use it, check the README.md file.

For more details and installation files, go to: https://github.com/strimzi/drain-cleaner/releases/tag/0.1.0

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


RC1 of Strimzi Drain Cleaner 0.1.0

Jakub Scholz
 

We have prepared the RC1 of the first release (0.1.0) of Strimzi Drain Cleaner. Strimzi Drain Cleaner is a utility which helps with moving the Kafka pods deployed by Strimzi from Kubernetes nodes which are being drained. For more details about what it does and how to use it, check the README.md file.

For more details and installation files, go to: https://github.com/strimzi/drain-cleaner/releases/tag/0.1.0-rc1

Any feedback can be provided on the Strimzi mailing list, on the #strimzi Slack channel on CNCF Slack or as a GitHub issue.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Operators 0.25.0 released

Jakub Scholz
 

Strimzi Operators 0.25.0 has been released. The main changes since the 0.24 release include:
* Move from Scala 2.12 to Scala 2.13
* Open Policy Agent authorizer updated to a new version supporting Scala 2.13
* Allow a custom password to be set for SCRAM-SHA-512 users by referencing a secret in the KafkaUser resource
* Add support for EnvVar Configuration Provider for Apache Kafka
* Add support for tls-external authentication to User Operator to allow management of ACLs and Quotas for TLS users with user certificates generated externally
* Support for disabling the automatic generation of network policies by the Cluster Operator
* Update User Operator to use Admin API for managing SCRAM-SHA-512 users
* Configure fixed size limit for emptyDir volumes used for temporary files
* Update Strimzi Kafka Bridge to 0.20.2

There are also several deprecations and removals. For more details and installation files, go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-operator/releases/tag/0.25.0

We have also created a video about the changes in this release which you can watch on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Ik1O7kRbtqA

Important: This release supports only the API version v1beta2 and CRD version apiextensions.k8s.io/v1. If upgrading from Strimzi 0.22, migration to v1beta2 needs to be completed for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.25 is done! If upgrading from Strimzi version earlier than 0.22, you need to first install the CRDs from Strimzi 0.22 and complete the migration to v1beta2 for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.25 is done! For more details about the CRD upgrades, see the documentation.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


RC1 of Strimzi Operators 0.25.0

Jakub Scholz
 

Release Candidate 1 of Strimzi Operators 0.25.0 is now available for testing with a lot of changes and improvements. 

Important: This release supports only the API version v1beta2 and CRD version apiextensions.k8s.io/v1. If upgrading from Strimzi 0.22, migration to v1beta2 needs to be completed for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.25 is done! If upgrading from Strimzi version earlier than 0.22, you need to first install the CRDs from Strimzi 0.22 and complete the migration to v1beta2 for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.25 is done! For more details about the CRD upgrades, see the documentation.

The main changes since the 0.24 release include:
* Move from Scala 2.12 to Scala 2.13
* Open Policy Agent authorizer updated to a new version supporting Scala 2.13
* Allow a custom password to be set for SCRAM-SHA-512 users by referencing a secret in the KafkaUser resource
* Add support for EnvVar Configuration Provider for Apache Kafka
* Add support for tls-external authentication to User Operator to allow management of ACLs and Quotas for TLS users with user certificates generated externally
* Support for disabling the automatic generation of network policies by the Cluster Operator
* Update User Operator to use Admin API for managing SCRAM-SHA-512 users
* Configure fixed size limit for emptyDir volumes used for temporary files
* Update Strimzi Kafka Bridge to 0.20.2

There are also several deprecations and removals. For more details and installation files, go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-operator/releases/tag/0.25.0-rc1

Any feedback can be provided on the Strimzi mailing list, on the #strimzi Slack channel on CNCF Slack or as a GitHub issue.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Kafka Bridge 0.20.2 released

Jakub Scholz
 

Strimzi Kafka Bridge 0.20.2 is now available. It will be also used in the 0.25.0 release of Strimzi Operators. The release contains several updated dependencies and the Strimzi EnvVar and Kubernetes Configuration Providers for configuring the Kafka clients in the Bridge. For more details, go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-bridge/releases/tag/0.20.2

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] EnvVar Configuration Provider for Apache Kafka 0.1.0

Jakub Scholz
 

We have released the initial 0.1.0 version of our EnvVar Configuration Provider for Apache Kafka. It can be used in Kafka clients or server components to load configuration data from environment variables. It is available in Maven or as a download from GitHub. Starting with Strimzi 0.25 it will be also included in our Kafka container images.

For more details, go to https://github.com/strimzi/kafka-env-var-config-provider

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Mirror Maker 2 Extensions 1.0.0 released

Jakub Scholz
 

Strimzi Mirror Maker 2 Extensions 1.0.0 have been released

There are no significant changes compared to 0.1.0. Since there is no additional work planned right now, we decided to release version 1.0.0. The artifacts are available in Maven Central repositories.


Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Operators 0.24.0 released

Jakub Scholz
 

Strimzi Operators 0.24.0 has been released. 

Important: This release supports only the API version v1beta2 and CRD version apiextensions.k8s.io/v1. If upgrading from Strimzi 0.22, migration to v1beta2 needs to be completed for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.24 is done! If upgrading from Strimzi version earlier than 0.22, you need to first install the CRDs from Strimzi 0.22 and complete the migration to v1beta2 for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.24 is done! For more details about the CRD upgrades, see the documentation.

The main changes since the 0.23 release include:
* Add support for Kubernetes Configuration Provider for Apache Kafka
* Use Red Hat UBI8 base image
* Add support for Kafka 2.7.1 and remove support for 2.6.0, 2.6.1, and 2.6.2
* Support for patching of service accounts and configuring their labels and annotations.
* Added support for configuring cluster-operator's worker thread pool size
* Add Kafka Quotas plugin with produce, consume, and storage quotas
* Support pausing reconciliation of KafkaTopic CRs
* Update cruise control to 2.5.55
* Update to Strimzi Kafka Bridge to 0.20.1
* Selectively changing the verbosity of logging for individual CRs
* Added support for `controller_mutation_rate` quota
* Use newer version of Kafka Exporter with different bugfixes 

There are also several deprecations and removals. For more details and installation files, go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-operator/releases/tag/0.24.0

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team


RC2 of Strimzi Operators 0.24.0

Jakub Scholz
 

Release Candidate 2 of Strimzi Operators 0.24.0 is now available for testing. 

The main changes since the RC1 are:
* Update Cruise Control to 2.5.57 with performance improvements
* Fix Kafka Bridge Grafana dashboard
* Print deprecation warning for the `enableECDSA` field only when the field is really used
* Documentation improvements
* System test improvements


Any feedback can be provided on the Strimzi mailing list, on the #strimzi Slack channel on CNCF Slack or as a GitHub issue.

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team

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