Charmcraft release 1.3.0 -- Call for testing!

Charmcraft supports the development of operators using the Charmed Operator Framework. It enables developers to build, upload and release operators on Charmhub and collaboration through charm libraries.

This new version was just released to candidate channel, we’d appreciate any tests on this, please report here any issues you find. Once we find this is solid enough, we will release it to stable.

It includes the following changes:

  • Everything ready to produce Charmcraft installers for Windows and OS X.

  • Added the close command to close channels in Charmhub.

  • Several improvements for packing charms:

    • the Python dependencies are now built locally (binaries from PyPI are not used anymore).

    • added a cache mechanism for the building just mentioned, as it tends to be slow (the clean command can be used to force the next pack to build everything again).

    • introduced Multipass support.

    • added --debug, --shell, and --shell-after options to enable debugging of the process.

    • extended the list of default files to include the LICENSE, and icon files (all optional).

  • The init command now creates the given directory if it does not exist (for that, also improved configuration management to support --project-dir pointing to a missing directory).

  • Improved the status command to correctly show tracks without releases.

Use Charmcraft to:

We recommend the Charmed Operator Framework for charm development, but Charmcraft will help you publish charms written in any language. The Charmed Operator Framework enables the development of operators in a simple and straightforward way, using standard Python structures to allow for clean, maintainable, and reusable code.

Happy charming!