jclouds 1.6 represents 7 months of refactoring to essentially "reset" the project 4 years after its founding. Most changes didn't affect user interfaces. The bulk of work included removing dependencies, reducing or removing threading, and refactoring to make jclouds do less magic and be easier to code and troubleshoot.

With this foundation in place, our move to the Apache Incubator will be easier on new developers, and allow us to move faster on feature requests moving forward.

Notable Updates in jclouds Version 1.6

Core Updates

New Apis and Providers

Removed Apis and Providers

Deprecated Non-backwards Compatible Changes

Where to next?

jclouds will soon enter the Apache Incubator, please watch out for announcements as futher progress and releases of jclouds will occur from there.

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To keep up with the latest on jclouds Version 1.6, please see issue 1564


jclouds would like to thank everyone who contributed time and effort in order to make the release of jclouds Version 1.6 happen. Check out who has been busy here.

Test Results

Please see the test results for jclouds Version 1.6.