Podman 4.0 will be released in Fedora 36 for the first time.
- Name: Dan Walsh
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora Linux 36
- Last updated: 2022-03-01
- devel thread
- FESCo issue: #2749
- Tracker bug: #2052692
- Release notes tracker: #804
Podman 4.0 will be fully released for the first time in Fedora 36. The API has had breaking changes so it will not be released to stable in Fedora 34 or Fedora 35. Podman 4.0 has a huge amount of changes and a brand new network stack.
Benefit to Fedora
Podman 4.0 has a huge list of new features, highlighted by a brand new network stack. Lots of improvements and bug fixes.
See more here: https://github.com/containers/podman/releases/tag/v4.0.0-rc2
- Proposal owners:
It is in RC2, now, so just complete the release.
- Other developers:
- Release engineering: #Releng issue number
- Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
- Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
- Alignment with Objectives:
Podman 3.* release will not be able to connect to Podman 4.0 via remote API, similarly Podman 4.0 will not be able to connect to Podman 3.* API.
Existing network stack will continue to run, on existing systems. All containers and images need to be removed to try out the new network stack.
How To Test
Just test on existing systems. All Podman containers and images should continue to work. And all compatibility API (docker-compose, docker.py) should continue to work.
- Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
- Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
- Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
- Release announcement: https://podman.io/releases/2022/02/22/podman-release-v4.0.0.html
- Full changelog: https://github.com/containers/podman/releases/tag/v4.0.0
- Fedora CoreOS specific update notes and testing instructions have been added in the Major Changes page.