What's new in Lando 3.0.0-rrc.3
As we continue to march towards our official release on May 4, 2020 we wanted to keep you up to date with some of the changes we are making along the way. Here are the highlights for 3.0.0-rrc.3.
# 1. Release channels and change throttling
One of the bigger challenges we've run into since we crossed the 10K user threshold has been delivering updates, new features and bug fixes while minimizing regressions and breaking changes. This challenge is particularly difficult for software like Lando with dependencies that by their nature are moving targets. Development and technology never stop changing!
Of course this challenge is further compounded by the limited time and resources (cough SPONSOR LANDO cough) (opens new window) we have to work on Lando, which is, afterall, free and open source software. Traditionally we've relied heavily on feedback from power users to help us test new releases. At scale, however, this model begins to break down as power users become an increasing minority and other users, who have a higher expectation for stability, become more commonplace. To address this bifurcation we are introducing Release Channels (opens new window) so that users can opt in to a velocity of change that makes sense for them.
tl;dr there is if you want to try out the bleeding edge and help us with bug reports and feedback then
lando --channel edge from
3.0.0-rrc.3 or higher. If you'd rather opt for a safer road then do nothing because that is the default. If you'd like to get even more bleeding edge you can also
lando --experimental and opt into mostly-still-in-development features.
# 2. Docker updates
If you've struggled with the latest Docker Desktop 2.2 series, particularly on Windows then you aren't alone (opens new window). We've been monitoring these upstream dependencies closely and are rolling new Lando releases, like this one, when important fixes are released.
Yesterday Docker rolled out Docker Desktop 220.127.116.11 which fixes a bunch of file sharing (opens new window) related issues on Windows. It's included with Lando 3.0.0-rrc.3.
# 3. The sun sets on
lando share, for now
Lando has long given you publicly accessible URLs for any of your locally running sites with
lando share. Generally this has been used to share your work with others and test on mobile devices. Under the hood we've been able to offer this for free by leveraging localtunnels (opens new window) free public service. Sadly, this service is no longer available and the project is no longer maintained.
In the near future we will likely document a way to use
ngroks free service with Lando. This should provide a similar experience to what was previously available in Lando but will require some additional setup on the users end.
We are also working on our own sharing solution that will be more feature-rich and available to all Lando sponsors. This way we can provide more value to our sponsors, cover the costs of the service and provide a better, faster and easier way for our users to share their sites. And of course, your sponsorship dollars will also go towards helping us make Lando even better.
If you'd like to get a head start on that we recommend you sponsor now (opens new window).
# 4. Pantheon integration improvements
We've taken the first step on a refresh of our Pantheon (opens new window) integration. Expect more in the upcoming releases. The highlights here are:
- Lando will now check out your
pantheon.ymland use the version of Drush you've indicated there down to Drush 8.
- We've updated to Terminus
2.3.0, Drush 8 to
8.3.2, Composer to
1.10.1, these all require a
lando rebuildon existing apps to get.
- You now can see a complete list of your sites on
lando init, previously this was capped at around
# 5. Other changes
I'd definitely like to mention the Lando
proxy now supports subdirectories. This is a super cool new feature contributed by @bartlangelaan (opens new window) that enables you to do something like:
proxy: appserver: - name.lndo.site api: - name.lndo.site/api admin: - name.lndo.site/admin/portal
And, here are the full release notes for 3.0.0-rrc.3:
- Added an
experimentalflag so users can access bleeding edge features, read more (opens new window)
PATH_TRANSLATEDto the default
fastcgi_params#1987 (opens new window)
php 7images #1715 (opens new window)
- Added subdirectory support to the
proxy#1824 (opens new window)
- Added support for
- Increased limit on amount of sites we can get from the Pantheon API #988 (opens new window)
- Fixed bug where
PATH_INFOwas not set in the
pantheonrecipe #1987 (opens new window)
- Fixed bug causing a silent error when trying to
lando pull --code test|liveusing
pantheonrecipe #2021 (opens new window)
- Fixed bug causing Windows path separators to cause SQL Import/Export scripts to fail #1823 (opens new window)
- Fixed bug causing
=to produce unexpected results on
db-import/export#2007 (opens new window)
lando db-exportto allow absolute paths #1768 (opens new window)
- Improved feedback from
lando db-exportcommands #2027 (opens new window)
- Improved tooling
stderrdiscovery #2021 (opens new window)
- Readded previous
4.xversions for better backwards compatibility #2062 (opens new window)
- Updated to
1.10.1#2096 (opens new window)
- Updated to latest
7.4#2099 (opens new window)
8.3.2#2097 (opens new window)
- Updated to Docker Desktop
18.104.22.168#2052 (opens new window) #2122 (opens new window)
# 6. Coming up
We're currently planning to release
3.0.0-rrc.5 on April, 24th with an intermediate release of
3.0.0-rrc.4 somewhere in between now and then based on necessity. We also will bump the current
edge release to
stable sometime next week if it hits our stability threshold. Beyond that we are looking to work on
- All the issues in this milestone, subject to change (opens new window)
- Some initial work on our announced integration with amazee.io's (opens new window) Lagoon (opens new window)
- Some initial work on a still-to-be-announced integration with another great hosting platform
That's the update!