Airship Update - November 2020

By Alexander Hughes on 16/11/2020

What follows is the Airship Community Update for November 2020, brought to you by the Airship Technical Committee.


The Airship blog is a great way to keep up with what's going on in the community. The Airship community publishes blog posts regularly, including the Airship 2.0 Blog series. These blog posts introduce the changes from Airship 1.0 to Airship 2.0, highlight new features, and detail each component's evolution. The recommended reading order for these blogs is listed below. It begins with the lessons learned on the road to Alpha, to address the changes made from the original blog series 1-6.

Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts as Airship 2.0 progresses through release!


Last month there were several excellent presentations related to Airship at the Open Infrastructure Summit. You can find each of these below:


The Project Teams Gathering also occurred last month and led to collaboration across the Airship Community on many vital issues. You can find the entire etherpad here. Below is a summary of each Airship session and corresponding recordings:

  • Session One Recording, Password: ptg2020!

    • New Developer Onboarding

  • Session Two Recording, Password: ptg2020!

    • Airship UI Demo

  • Session Three Recording, Password: ptg2020!

    • The current state of Airship
    • 'SIG'-style, on-demand workshops
    • Mining GitHub for release information in an automated way
    • Git commits without corresponding issues

  • Session Four Recording, Password: ptg2020!

    • Certificate Rotation in Airship 1 and Airship 2
    • How do I stand up my own (development) Airship 2 environment

  • Session Five Recording, Password: ptg2020!

    • What system requirements do we need to documents?
    • Post-2.0 topics
    • New uses for Airship

  • Session Six Recording, Password: ptg2020!

    • Airship-in-a-Pod demo


Are you evaluating Airship or using Airship in production? We want to learn from your experience! Take the Airship User Survey; the Working Committee reviews each response and helps us grow and mature Airship. Take the Airship User Survey today to be included in the next round of analysis.


The progress shown below is for airshipctl, the new Airship 2.0 client.

Last month, airshipctl saw the following activity:

  • 25 authors
  • 71 commits
  • 512 files changed
  • 12,645 additions
  • 3,094 deletions
  • 34 closed issues
  • 31 new issues

This activity is contributing to the General Availability (GA) milestone. Below is the overall status of the GA milestone:

ga status november 2020


This page lists everything you need to know to get involved and start contributing.

Alexander Hughes, on behalf of the Airship Technical Committee