StackStorm v3.5.0 Released

June 29, 2021

by Amanda McGuinness of Ammeon Solutions and Marcel Weinberg

It has been nearly 4 months since our previous v3.4.0 release and we’re super excited about this one!

With Ubuntu 16.04 reaching end-of-life, we are pleased to announce support for Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). We have also included lots of performance improvements in v3.5.0.

See below, for further information on what’s included in the release.

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StackStorm v3.4.1 – Security fix

Mar 16, 2021

by Tomaz Muraus and @blag

Today we are announcing StackStorm v3.4.1, a bug fix release which fixes a security issue which has been uncovered recently.

The issue affects anyone who is running StackStorm under Python 3 and doesn’t have a system locale / encoding which is used for StackStorm service processes (st2api, st2actionrunner, etc.) set to UTF-8. Under such conditions, if StackStorm receives a payload with unicode characters which also results in the payload being logged, StackStorm process would go into an infinite-loop trying to decode that payload. This would cause the affected service to have a high CPU utilization and also service log file to grow either until the process is killed or all the available disk space is exhausted (basically result in a DoS).

If you are running StackStorm under Python 3, you are strongly encouraged to upgrade to this release.

For more details, please see the sections below.

Post will be updated with CVE ID once it’s assigned.

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StackStorm v3.4.0 Released

Mar 4, 2021

by @blag and Amanda McGuinness of Ammeon Solutions

StackStorm v3.4.0 Release

It has been more than 4 months since our previous v3.3.0 release and we’re super excited about this one!

After Extreme Networks Open-Sourced the EWC Enterprise code last year, this was the most requested and waited release by our Community. In StackStorm v3.4.0 all these goodies have been finally integrated! Besides that, Python 2 Deprecation had happened and many other changes, fixes, and improvements were shipped in v3.4.0.

Let’s get into the details below.

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StackStorm project updates: Autumn 2020

Nov 30, 2020
by Eugen Cusmaunsa (@armab)

Hello Automation folks!
We would like to quickly update StackStorm community about the project progress, releases, plans and roadmap. Here is the overview.

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Python 2 Deprecation Plan: Say goodbye to python 2

Nov 16, 2020

By Amanda McGuinness of Ammeon Solutions

Python 2 reached end-of-life on 1st January 2020.  It served us for a long time, but today Python 2 pulls the project down as more packages drop python 2 support, making maintenance hard. Having to keep the codebase py2-compatible means we can’t take advantage of modern Python 3 features.  Removing Python 2 support and relying on Python 3 only is the required thing to do and now it’s finally time!

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UK Infrastructure Automation Meetup

Nov 9, 2020

We’d like to inform our community about the UK Infrastructure Automation Meetup that’ll take place on Thursday, Nov 12, 06:00 PM GMT (10:00 AM US Pacific Time).

UK evening or US morning time we welcome everyone to join!

November group re-launch meetup!

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020, 6:00 PM

Online event
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29 Members Attending

For the re-launch group meet in November, it will be online (naturally), so make yourself comfy for an hour and a half and bring a favourite drink! We’ll have guest speakers from the StackStorm community and Technical Steering Community and others. As we get closer we’ll add an agenda. Expect an action packed first group meet as the interests wid…

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StackStorm v3.3.0 Released

Oct 22, 2020

by Nick Maludy (@nmaludy) and @blag

The StackStorm project is pleased to announce that the latest version of StackStorm, v3.3.0, is now publicly available! It has been approximately 5 months since our v3.2.0 release and we are releasing a new version containing important features and bug fixes that move the project forward.

Goals

With this release we’re driving toward several project goals on the StackStorm roadmap. Each of the goals in this release is focused on providing better maintainability and ease of long-term support for the project. Reducing maintenance burden on the development team allows us to put more effort into features.

So, what changed?

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Ansible StackStorm role v2.0.0 released

By Amanda McGuinness of Ammeon Solutions

Ansible-st2 v2.0.0We’re very excited to announce that Ansible roles to deploy StackStorm have been promoted to new major version 2.0.0! 

There has been a lot of activity recently on the ansible-st2 repository, with 4 releases in the last couple of months. Ansible can now be used to deploy StackStorm on more modern operating systems and with newer third-party applications.

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2020 ChatOps User Survey

August 3rd, 2020
by @blag

The 2020 ChatOps User Survey is here! This is your chance to submit your feedback on using ChatOps with StackStorm – what we get right, what we get wrong, and what we need to focus on.

We will use this feedback to chart the development roadmap for ChatOps, whether that means leaving st2chatops as-is, or focusing on supporting more chat providers, deeper feature support for specific providers, improving ChatOps integration with the rest of StackStorm (RBAC for ChatOps!), or even rewriting the entire thing on top of Errbot or OpsDroid.

Your feedback is valuable to us, especially now that all of StackStorm is open source, since it will allow us to cater our efforts towards what matters the most to you. Are you running ChatOps as a hubot plugin to your own hubot instance? Have you extended ChatOps to use your own chat provider? Are you running a different ChatOps service? Do you want to use machine learning driven artificial intelligence to securely empower natural language understanding and disrupt established technology while creating a digital transformation and revolutionizing paradigms in the cloud on the blockchain? We want to hear from you!

Please take a few minutes out of your day to fill out 2020 ChatOps User Survey and/or leave us a kind note or some words of encouragement. The survey will close at noon (PDT) on August 31st, so leave your feedback soon!

The survey is here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G7V5JH5

Once you’re finished, you can also help us out by sponsoring the StackStorm project and contributing code.

Sponsoring StackStorm

Jun 12, 2020
by StackStorm Team

Sponsoring StackStorm at Community Brdige

In recent news Extreme Networks open-sourced EWC and contributed all previously “enterprise only” features to the StackStorm project operating under the Linux Foundation.

This is very exciting news for the project’s future and its users. It also means that StackStorm’s destiny now rides on the shoulders of the community along with organizations that rely on it in their production infrastructure and benefit from the project’s unique event-driven-automation and automated remediation capabilities.READ MORE…

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