It took (much) longer than anticipated, for a number of reasons, and like any good .0 release it’ll take a few minor releases to really get up to speed – but it’s here! Fabric 2.0.0 is now out on PyPI, along with the project that does much of the heavy lifting, Invoke 1.0.0.
Please see the upgrade documentation for the gory details, and if you like, read on for some non-instructive reflection on the occasion.
It’s been brought to my attention that I screwed up the RSS/Atom feed for this site during last year’s redesign - in a couple of ways! Thus, most feed readers haven’t picked up on new posts.
This has been a hard blog post to write; not in a technical sense (though blogging always is - it’s why I don’t do more of it!) but simply because Fabric 2 has been “coming soon” for what feels like ages, and putting it out in the open turns out to involve a lot of emotions.
But here we are: Fabric 2 is no longer private!
Along with some general site maintenance in preparation for another big announcement (!), I wanted to note that I’ve started a ‘reviews’ section of the site’s static content. Mostly to port over something that had lived in my private vimwiki and that I’d been exporting as a Github gist; content living in a gist always feels dirty to me, especially when I have an ostensibly easy to use website…
For some time now, plans to switch Paramiko’s crypto backend from PyCrypto to PyCA’s Cryptography have been in motion. (Sometimes, slow-motion. Sorry.) These efforts are drawing to a close, and because they represent a nontrivial change in install dependencies – even though there aren’t any public API changes – we’re going to call the result Paramiko 2.0.