What’s the point: TeamCity, Istio updates, GitLab Crossplaned, Pivotal and VMware gets PKS-y

What's the point

JetBrains has debuted a raft of new features in the release candidate for TeamCity 2019.1, which it also says addresses “100 issues” with the CI/CD server. The top flagged feature is the addition of snapshot dependencies without synchronizing revisions. This addresses situations where “you may want to run the dependent build without synchronizing its code revision with the preceding builds in the chain.” The change means users can disable revision synchronization in a snapshot dependency when promoting a build. BitBucket Server users will be chuffed that the platform’s Pull Requests build feature can now detect pull requests created in BitBucket Server. Meanwhile, connections can now be created to GitLab’s Community and Enterprise Editions.

GitLab gets happy over Crossplane

GitLab has claimed to be “the first real-world application deployed across multiple clouds via Crossplane. Crossplane launched back in December with the aim of offering “a multi-cloud control plane to make workloads more portable across providers”. GitLab said its customers “already can install and deploy from GitLab to any public cloud” and as Crossplane matures, it plans to leverage Crossplane to deploy GitLab entirely through the Kubernetes API into multiple clouds, “including the use of fully-managed services offered by the respective cloud providers.” It claimed some of its competitors were heading in the opposite direction, and tying themselves to particular cloud providers.

Istio hits lucky 1.1.7

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The Istio project has announced version 1.1.7 of its eponymous service mesh. The release fixes a number of issues, including one where having two gateways with overlapping hosts could lead to Envoy users getting stuck at startup. Another was an issue where Mixer policy checks were incorrectly disabled for TCP. The release includes two small enhancements, in the shape of the addition of –applicationPorts option to the ingressgateway Helm charts, and increasing the memory limit in the  ingressgateway Helm chart to 1GB and adding resource request and limits to the SDS node agent container to support HPA autoscaling

Pivotal and VMware partner on PKS ISVs

Pivotal and VMware have partnered on the VMware PKS Partner Application Program, which will identify independent software vendors who test and fully support their products on Enterprise PKS. The programme provides ISVs in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program, with access to resources that will help them validate their solutions for Enterprise PKS. The programme will also be recognized by Pivotal Technology Partners. The two companies are not exactly strangers to each. Pivotal is 70 per cent owned by Dell, which also owns over 80 per cent of VMware.

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