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Week Ending February 11, 2024

Developer News

The Contributor Summit is looking for volunteers and a few more pre-planned sessions; remember that KCS sessions need to target contributors.

Need a technical summer intern? We can still accept project proposals for the CNCF Google Summer of Code application if you get them in soon.

Release Schedule

Next Deadline: Docs Deadline for placeholder PRs, February 22nd

We are in Enhancements Freeze now, and currently have 84 opted-in, 56 tracked, and 28 removed features. If your feature missed the deadline, you need to file an Exception.

Patch releases, including a Go update, are due out this week for Valentine’s Day! This is likely to be the last patch release for Kubernetes 1.26. Tell your partner you love them by updating all their clusters.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Golang’s outdated
1.26 is EOL too

KEP of the Week

KEP-3962: Mutating Admission Policies

This KEP introduces mutating admission policies, declared using CEL expressions, improving on mutating admission webhooks. It leverages the power of CEL object construction and Server Side Apply’s merge algorithms to allow in-process mutations.

Mutations are specified within a MutatingAdmissionPolicy resource, referencing parameter resources for configuration. Reinvocation will support it as well. Metrics and safety checks are being developed to ensure idempotence and deterministic final states. While limitations exist (e.g., no deletion), this feature offers a declarative and efficient way to perform common mutations, reducing complexity and improving performance.

This KEP was created in 2023, and is planned to reach its alpha milestone in v1.30 release.

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