We are super happy to announce the open public beta of container-based Ubuntu
14.04 “Trusty” job execution, which may be used by ensuring the presence of the
following fields in one’s
sudo: false dist: trusty
This public beta is available for both public and private repositories.
What’s in there?
The container images used are mastered via the same automation used for fully-virtualized job execution (shout out to Packer woop!). This means that preinstalled software versions should be identical most of the time, with exceptions for when we are rolling out newly-tagged stable images.
One notable difference between container-based and fully virtualized is the
docker, for which only client operations are supported in the
container-based execution environment.
As with the preexisting container-based Ubuntu 12.04 job execution environment,
the use of passwordless
sudo and setuid executables have been removed for
Users who are accustomed to using
should be prepared to find that some packages have not yet been added to the
allowed list for
We are working our way through a backlog of allowed package requests, as well as
updating the automation around new package requests in order to account for
multiple target Ubuntu versions.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org