Announcing Incus 0.5

Incus 0.5 is now out as the first release of 2024!

This is the first release featuring no imported changes from the LXD project, following Canonical’s decision to re-license LXD and add in a CLA. You’ll find details about that in one of my previous posts.

Overall, it’s a pretty busy release with a good mix of CLI improvements, new features for VM users, more flexibility around cluster evacuations and host shutdowns and a few more API improvements.

A variety of 3rd party tools have also been getting Incus support since the previous release, including, Ansible, Terraform/OpenTofu and Packer.

Also of note, we now have native distribution packages for Arch Linux, Debian, Gentoo, NixOS, Ubuntu and Void Linux. With ongoing work on a native Fedora package (COPR repo available until then).
We’ve updated our installation instructions to cover all of those!

The full announcement and changelog can be found here.
And for those who prefer videos, here’s the release overview video:

As always, you can take Incus up for a spin through our online demo service at:

Just a quick reminder that my company is offering commercial support on Incus, ranging from by-the-hour support contracts to one-off services on things like initial migration from LXD, review of your deployment to squeeze the most out of Incus or even feature sponsorship.
You’ll find all details of that here:

Donations towards my work on this and other open source projects is also always appreciated, you can find me on Github Sponsors, Patreon and Ko-fi.

And lastly, a quick note that I’ll be at FOSDEM next week, so if you’re attending and want to come say hi, you’ll find me in the containers devroom on Saturday and the kernel devroom on Sunday!

About Stéphane Graber

Project leader of Linux Containers, Linux hacker, Ubuntu core developer, conference organizer and speaker.
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One Response to Announcing Incus 0.5

  1. josh says:

    Absolutely digging incus lately, fantastic work you and the team have been doing with the project, and loving the direction. And loving the packaging! 🙂

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