Hi All,

The Minishift team is pleased to announce the release of Minishift 1.4.1. 

Due to a critical issue (#1235 [1]) in version 1.4.0, we had to release version 1.4.1 immediately. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Release Highlights

This release adds several new features, enhancements, and bug fixes, including:
- New baseline OpenShift version

  OpenShift Origin version 3.6.0 is now the default version in this release of Minishift. 

- New option in `minishift console` to request an OAuth API token
  The new option `minishift console --request-oauth-token` [2] opens the default browser and displays information about the OAuth API token and its usage details.

- 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 documentation [3].

You can find a detailed list of issues in the release notes [4][5]. For information about getting started, using, and developing Minishift, see the documentation [6].

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 [7]. The repository aims to be a place for the community to share add-ons. You can read more details in the README [8] 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 add-ons.

New mailing list

We are also pleased to announce our new mailing list [https://lists.minishift.io/admin/lists/minishift.lists.minishift.io] where 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. 

[1] https://github.com/minishift/minishift/issues/1235
[2] https://docs.openshift.org/latest/minishift/command-ref/minishift_console.html 
[3] https://docs.openshift.org/latest/minishift/using/managing-minishift.html#experimental-functionality 
[4] https://github.com/minishift/minishift/releases/tag/v1.4.1
[5] https://github.com/minishift/minishift/releases/tag/v1.4.0
[6] https://docs.openshift.org/latest/minishift
[7] https://github.com/minishift/minishift-addons
[8] https://github.com/minishift/minishift-addons/blob/master/README.adoc

Budh Ram Gurung
Software Engineer - Devtools