On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:44 PM, Budh Ram Gurung <bgurung(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> Release Highlights
> - Improvements to user feedback during Minishift startup
> - Introduction of the environment variable MINISHIFT_ENABLE_EXPERIMENTAL to pass extra flags to “oc cluster up”
I made a small asciinema recording that shows what these features do.
 := https://asciinema.org/a/132591
Gerard Braad | http://gbraad.nl
[ Doing Open Source Matters ]
The Minishift team is pleased to announce the release of Minishift 1.4.1.
Due to a critical issue (#1235 ) in version 1.4.0, we had to release
version 1.4.1 immediately. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This release adds several new features, enhancements, and bug fixes,
- New baseline OpenShift version
OpenShift Origin version 3.6.0 is now the default version in this release
- New option in `minishift console` to request an OAuth API token
The new option `minishift console --request-oauth-token`  opens the
default browser and displays information about the OAuth API token and its
- Improvements to user feedback during Minishift startup
Feedback during the startup process has been improved in various ways.
The startup process now displays driver installation checks as well as VM
configuration details like configured memory, CPUs, and disk size. It also
runs a set of checks to verify external network connectivity of the VM.
- Introduction of the environment variable MINISHIFT_ENABLE_EXPERIMENTAL to
pass extra flags to “oc cluster up”
Using MINISHIFT_ENABLE_EXPERIMENTAL also exposes --service-catalog in
order to try the service-catalog feature of OpenShift Origin version 3.6.0.
Note that the provisioning of the service-catalog does not work
consistently. You can also pass --extra-clusterup-flags to try new and not
yet integrated cluster up options. See experimental functionality
You can find a detailed list of issues in the release notes . For
information about getting started, using, and developing Minishift, see the
New add-ons repository
In order to foster the creation and exchange of Minishift add-ons, we
created a new repository for Minishift Add-ons . The repository aims to
be a place for the community to share add-ons. You can read more details in
the README  of the repository.
We invite you to make this repository a success by contributing your custom
add-ons and by supporting other community members who use or contribute
New mailing list
We are also pleased to announce our new mailing list [
we discuss anything Minishift-related. You can sign up for the mailing list
to receive development updates, questions about Minishift, suggest ideas
and talk to the community.
Budh Ram Gurung
Software Engineer - Devtools
while going through the remaining Minishift 1.4.1 issues I came across issue
https://github.com/minishift/minishift/issues/484. There is not much to do on the Minishift
side, except maybe upgrading the ISO versions in the Makefile to the latest ISOs containing
the NFS utils.
That said, when I looked at the B2D ISO, I noticed that we merged the NFS pull request, but
we never released it. We really should do a 1.1.0 release of the B2D ISO as part of the
Minishift 1.4.1 release.
Ideally the release should happen tomorrow. Any volunteers? It probably makes sense to also try
to see whether the issue described in #484 is resolved by our inclusion of the NFS utils into
I thought it is time to kick off a first discussion.
I'd like to pick up on the idea of an additional add-on git repo under the Minishift umbrella.
The idea is to create a new repo, let's call it minishift/add-ons, where we collect non core add-ons.
Several people have started creating add-ons, but atm there is no central place to share them.
We could add them to minishift/minishift, but this puts us in charge of maintaining them and
ensuring that they work, etc.
The minishift/add-ons repo is supposed to resolve this. The idea is that we just offer a central place
for collecting these add-ons. To a great extend we would then rely on the community to point out and fix issues.
Examples of add-ons which could be moved there are the Fabric8 add-on  or the launch.openshift.io add-on . There
is also a whole bunch of add-ons Jorge is creating as we converts his shell script wrappers to add-ons.
Ideally I would like to create such a repository as part of this sprint, latest the next.