Cloud-init status 06/01/2021

Hello cloud-init

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and
highlights for any interesting subjects from cloud-init upstream. If
you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at
the #cloud-init channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up
and use the cloud-init mailing list
cloud-init discourse hub for more


  • Relocation of primary upstream IRC communication from Freenode to due to political dynamics related to Freenode staff resignation. Please bring all ongoing IRC discussions to #cloud-init. We will keep a few clients open on Freenode #cloud-init for a while to help transition folks.
  • We plan on retiring antiquated and exlusive branch naming practices by renamining our primary upstream development branch from master to main. An email will me sent to the cloud-init mailing list to describe this change and solicit concerns or feedback.
  • Cloud-init Stable Release Update 21.2 discovered a bug in testing. We are working to resolve that bug and the release will be published to Bionic, Focal, Groovy and Hirsute.


- Docs: Replace all freenode references with libera (#912)
- openbsd/net: flush the route table on net restart (#908)
  [Gonéri Le Bouder]
- Add Rocky Linux support to cloud-init (#906) [Louis Abel]
- Add "esposem" as contributor (#907) [Emanuele Giuseppe Esposito]
- Add integration test for #868 (#901)
- Added support for importing keys via primary/security mirror clauses
  (#882) [Paul Goins] (LP: #1925395)


- Make OCI's availability domain required

Contact the cloud-init upstream developers