Weekly status #132

Weekly status for the week of the 20th January to the 26th of January.


This past week the LXD 3.19 release was moved to the stable snap channel. Since then we have been focusing on fixing any issues that have arisen from the storage layer rework and the new VM functionality that you have been trying out (thanks!).

These fixes are being cherry picked into the snap stable channel, and a new LXD 3.20 release will follow soon.

We also added support for adding p2p and macvlan type NICs to VMs.

On the distrobuilder side, there were some improvements to the docs and Void Linux checksum locations were updated.

Contribute to LXD

Ever wanted to contribute to LXD but not sure where to start?
We’ve recently gone through some effort to properly tag issues suitable for new contributors on Github: https://github.com/lxc/lxd/labels/Easy

You can also find a slightly longer, more detailed list here: Contributing to LXD

FOSDEM 2020 - containers devroom

We will once again be running the containers devroom at the upcoming FOSDEM conference in Brussels, Belgium. This year it's going to be over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of February.

Full schedule can be found here: https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/track/containers/

The LXD team will be presenting:

Upcoming events

Ongoing projects

The list below is feature or refactoring work which will span several weeks/months and can’t be tied directly to a single Github issue or pull request.

  • Virtual machine support
  • Rework of internal LXD storage handling
  • Distrobuilder virtual machine support
  • Various kernel work
  • Stable release work for LXC, LXCFS and LXD

Upstream changes

The items listed below are highlights of the work which happened upstream over the past week and which will be included in the next release.



  • Nothing to report this week


  • Nothing to report this week


Distribution work

This section is used to track the work done in downstream Linux distributions to ship the latest LXC, LXD and LXCFS as well as work to get various software to work properly inside containers.


  • Nothing to report this week


  • LXD 3.19 was moved to stable on Thursday
  • Several round of bugfix uploads followed