What's coming in Cloudron 3.3



    • Ubuntu 18.04 Support
    • Base image 1.0.0 - the cloudron base image is now based on Ubuntu 18.04. We have already started pushing out apps that use this new image.
    • Addon updates - this upgrades all the addon databases to use Ubuntu 18.04. This involves also major version upgrades for all our addons. Lots of changes here.
    • Easy installation of docker apps - We are making it simpler to run apps with a Dockerfile. For example, even if an app has not been ported to Cloudron, we want to make it easier for one to clone a github project and just install it on Cloudron as long as it has a functional Dockerfile. There is a simplified workflow to use a private registry and private apps.
    • Volume management - apps will start using docker volumes internally. This will help us build a system where apps can easily share data with each other. Currently, even if your photos are synced with nextcloud, it's hard/impossible to run a piwigo/lychee that uses the photos on nextcloud.


  • Very nice! Does this mean all future app-updates require Ubuntu 18.04 or can the server upgrade be postponed?



  • @msbt Ah no, the apps don't require Ubuntu 18.04 since they are run as containers and they are shielded from what the host OS runs. So yes, the server upgrade can be postponed. (Cloudron will continue to support 16.04 and 18.04 as the host OS for the foreseeable future).



  • @girish said in What's coming in Cloudron 3.3:

    Easy installation of docker apps - We are making it simpler to run apps with a Dockerfile. For example, even if an app has not been ported to Cloudron, we want to make it easier for one to clone a github project and just install it on Cloudron as long as it has a functional Dockerfile.

    That sounds interesting, but I guess such apps won't be covered by the current backup mechanisms or will they? Also automated updates will probably not be possible.

    As mentioned in https://forum.cloudron.io/topic/1082/bitwarden-self-hosted-password-manager the support for multi stage builds would be interesting as well (with just the last stage using Cloudron as a base). Speaking of this I think I already stumbled upon this feature (cloudron install --image) :-D



  • Nice news ! :D



  • Any idea what the ETA is? This is great!



  • @spectrely Progress wise, the first 4 bullet points are already done. We are looking into the practicality of the final feature. We hope to ship this next week.



  • @girish Take your time! Thanks for the hard work! (If managed easily, docker volumes would be awesome.
    even slimming backups to user content, not the whole docker. Lots of options.



  • Major upgrades all around. Easily installing other Docker apps sounds amazing.



  • An update on this. We tried to push the update today with a plan to roll out later this week. We found some issues with the database migration which we are currently working on. Over all, it's unlikely this gets pushed out this week.

    Now for some good news: we have updated all apps to use the latest base image 1.0.0 (which is based off ubuntu 18 and contains many security fixes).