Happy Release Day!
We would like to announce version 0.7.0 beta release of Multipass! The big part is that we added a preview of VirtualBox support for Windows and macOS!
- we’ve significantly improved concurrency, and as a result - responsiveness (#682, #724)
- there’s a new primary instance feature, that lets you avoid typing the instance name,
multipass shellis all you need to get your first Ubuntu shell (#723)
core18is now a supported alias for Ubuntu Core 18 (#771)
- we renamed
transferfor a nicer command line experience (#778)
- there’s now a system menu / system tray icon, where you can see and interact with your instances (#565)
launchrequests now share the image being downloaded (#664)
At the moment you need to run the
multipass-gui system menu manually.
- Multipass won’t launch disco VM (#690)
- multipassd SEGV on removing / launching instances (#752)
- a number of bash completion issues (#700, #714, #716)
- multipassd segfaults on
delete --purgeon same instance (#761)
We added support for VirtualBox, primarily to lower the requirements of Multipass on Windows. Now anywhere VirtualBox runs, Multipass will, too.
It’s a separate environment, so your instances from Hyper-V or HyperKit (the default backends on Windows and macOS, respectively) will not move over, but you can switch between the backends freely.
Please see this forum post for instructions on how to enable and disable VirtualBox support.
At the moment, on Windows and macOS there’s no icon to click on to run the GUI, as it’s our first iteration. You can run
multipass-gui yourself and see the menu in action
We’ll be properly integrating it with the desktop environments soon.