Break point: Notepad++, Traefik, Charmed Kubeflow, Vulkan, Google Cloud Deploy, and Rancher Desktop

With critical issues taken care of, Notepad++ 8.2.2 is now available thus allowing users of the text and code editor to finally get to play with the 8.2-enhancements. Amongst other things the new version will automatically save a loaded session when switching to another one. It also comes with the option to exclude certain files from the “Find in files” dialog, and a couple of fixes to correct folding behaviour, UTF-8 detection, and make sure panels keep their colour.

Traefik 2.6 lifts off with HTTP/3 enhancements in tow

HTTP reverse proxy Traefik 2.6 was sent on its way this week, fitted with options to configure the duration of ACME certificates, define upper limits for simultaneous TCP router connections, and modify the advertised UDP port of an HTTP/3-enabled entrypoint. The update also provides support for Consul Enterprise namespaces, Kubernetes basic-auth secrets, and k8s gateway api RouteNamespaces. More information on the changes, which also include new metric tags and prefixes, are available in the Traefik 2.6 release notes.

Charmed Kubeflow reels in MLflow

Devs and data scientists who are interested in Kubeflow but find its plethora of components a bit tricky to manage could check if the latest version of Canonical’s Charmed Kubeflow is of any use to them. The project bundles all applications and services needed to make the machine learning platform work and is now ready for downloading in version 1.4. Since the last release, Charmed Kubeflow learned to integrate with MLflow, support multi-user deployments for all Kubeflow components, and has been updated to use Kubeflow 1.4, which comes with a unified training operator supporting a number of popular machine learning frameworks amongst other things.

Vulkan team shares roadmap for better planning

Khronos Group’s next-gen OpenGL API Vulkan is continuing to grow, but since feature fragmentation is becoming more of an issue, the team behind the project used this week’s 1.3 release to introduce users to a public roadmap meant to tackle this development. The 2022 milestone mainly looks to make sure that mid-to-high-end devices shipped in 2022 support a couple of previously optional features like descriptor indexing or subgroups, and that limits are largely unified. The idea to publish such a plan with fixed goals was sparked by devs voicing concerns about not really knowing about the time frames for official support of certain features.

Google Cloud Deploy hits GA

After an open testing period of 5 months, Google has announced its continuous delivery service for GKE Google Cloud Deploy to be ready for production. Besides providing structured processes, the product promises enterprise-worthy security and audit capabilities through integration with other Google services and a variety of measures to help keep an eye on performance.

Rancher Desktop celebrates first major release

Rancher Desktop, a container management app for Mac, Windows, and Linux, has reached version 1.0 this week. The project is said to be comparable to minikube and kind, allowing users to build, push, and pull container images and run containers on Kubernetes distribution k3s. For the first major release, the team said goodbye to Rancher’s kim, meaning images can only be built via nerdctl and docker command line tools now. Other than that the team was busy updating tools and dependencies, and squashing numerous bugs.