Juju 2.8.0 due to be released in early May. The release includes several features that
have been in development for several months. You are very welcome to help with testing.
Tentative release schedule
|April 23, 2020||2.8-beta1 released|
|May 11, 2020||2.8-rc1 released|
|May 18, 2020||2.8.0 released|
How to test
Beta testers should be experienced Juju users with a pre-release version of Juju installed.
Installing pre-released versions of Juju
We recommend using snap. If you need to install Juju via a snap, it’s a single command:
snap install juju --classic
Once the Juju snap is installed, you can use the
snap refresh command to track exactly what you want.
If you are unsure whether something is intended behaviour, you are welcome to add a question here in Discourse under the #development category.
Another option is IRC. The Juju team is available in #juju on irc.freenode.net.
If you’ve encountered an issue, please file a bug .
What to test
Here are a few scenarios to test. There should be no loss in functionality in any of them.
Experiment with the new features
Features appearing in Juju 2.8 are described in the What’s New with Juju 2.8 document:
Use a new client to talk to an old controller
Use your new client to interact with controllers that are running an earlier version of Juju.
Replicate today’s workloads in a new environment
Bootstrap with the new client a clean controller, and then replicate a current model into this new environment. Tip: You can use juju export-bundle to create a file that is accepted by
Bootstrap a pre-released version the Juju controller
It’s possible to request that controllers are created using pre-released versions:
juju bootstrap --agent-version=2.8-beta1 <cloud>[/<region>] <controller-name>