We are absolutely thrilled to announce the availability of Kong CE 0.14.0rc1 today!
This release candidate is without questions one of the largest in terms of new features and ground-breaking improvements that should push Kong to new heights. It also contains quite a lot of bug fixes to critical components such as the health-checks, DNS resolver, and the Admin API.
There are a few reasons why we believe you should help us testing this release candidate:
- It ships with the first version of the Plugin Development Kit, which is to become the new official, forward-compatible way of writing plugins.
Four newly bundled (and open source) plugins help Kong integrating better with Cloud Native environments:
- Azure Functions
- Serverless Functions
- The new mechanism for dynamically injecting Nginx directives should help you get rid of your custom Nginx configuration template if you use one.
- Kong plugins are now executed on Nginx-produced errors (HTTP 4xx or 5xx), which allows logging plugins to report them.
- Cookie-based load balancing support
- Support for
PUTrequests in the Admin API’s modern endpoints (Services/Routes/Consumers/Certificates).
- And as previously mentioned, a lot of bug fixes!
The complete changelog can be browsed on GitHub: Kong CE 0.14.0rc1 Changelog.
The recommended upgrade path is the usual one for major version bumps (Suggested Upgrade Path), including some Nginx configuration changes, which could affect your custom template if you have one. However, testing the new approach of injecting Nginx directives via the Kong configuration would be a great way to replace your custom Nginx template!
EDIT: the 0.14.0 Upgrade Path is now available.
We are still working on bringing our documentation up-to-date, and are asking of you that if you want to test 0.14.0rc1, please refer to the links (Pull Requests or new plugins repositories) which all include some documentation around the new features, thank you
As a release candidate, we discourage the use of 0.14.0rc1 in production environments, but we strongly encourage testers to give it a try and give us your feedback! This forum is a great way to ask questions or post feedback, and the GitHub issues are still the de facto place for bug reports.
We wish to thank in advance all of the testers for this release candidate!