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Week Ending January 10, 2021

Developer News

The Java client for Kubernetes contains a security flaw which allows overwriting unauthorized files when using Copy on pods. Upgrade to client versions 11.0.0/10.0.1/9.0.2 to fix this issue in your own Java applications.

The Production Readiness team plans to make PRR approval required for KEPs in 1.21 and later. Discussion will ensue, partly because there are only 3 people on the PRR and it could become a bottleneck.

SIG-Node will tackle adding swap support to Kubernetes for 1.22.

Jeremy Rickard will become a Technical Lead for SIG-Release.

Release Schedule

Next Deadline: Enhancements Freeze, Feb. 9

Kubernetes 1.21, led by Nabarun Pal, now has a release schedule, including Enhancements Freeze on Feb 9ths, Code Freeze on March 9th, and final release on April 8th. Start working on those KEPS!

SIG-Release will be updating kubernetes-dev with monthly (or more frequent) status reports.

1.20.2, 1.19.7, 1.18.15, and 1.17.17 patch releases are expected out on Wednesday. Note that this is likely to be the next-to-last patch release for 1.17, so if you’re running it, start thinking about upgrades.

ingress-nginx#6729: aledbf step down from ingress-nginx

The LWKD authors would like to thank aledbf for his tireless work on ingress-nginx. As part of him moving on to new projects, ingress-nginx is looking for new maintainers and contributors. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact SIG-Network or respond on the ticket.

community#5341: [WG Naming] Make recommendation for allowlist/denylist

The WG-Naming team has finalized a recommendation for replacing “whitelist”/”blacklist” terminology with “allowlist”/”denylist”. Check out the document for a detailed summary of the reasoning and alternatives, but as a tl;dr, please start updating terms as you are working on new features or updating existing subsystems.

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