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EWC is still under active development. We welcome community feedback, and encourage contributions. Here’s our plans for the next two releases.
This is a roadmap. It represents our current product direction. All product releases will be on a when-and-if available basis. Actual feature development and timing of releases will be at the sole discretion of the development team. This roadmap does not create a commitment to deliver a specific feature. Contents are subject to change without notice.
If there’s something you really need, remember: this is Open Source. Write and contribute the feature. Pull Requests are open to anyone.
Ubuntu: GA Support Ubuntu 18.04, with Python 3.6
MongoDB: Support MongoDB 4.0 (required for Ubuntu 18.04).
Ubuntu: Drop Ubuntu 14.04 support.
ChatOps: Microsoft Teams GA.
Core: Support latest
Orquesta: Workflow runtime graph.
RHEL/CentOS: Support RHEL 8.x (assuming it has been released!)
RHEL/CentOS: Drop support for RHEL/CentOS 6.x.
WebUI: Datastore viewer/editor.
SAML: Support SAML authentication.
Job Scheduling: Job scheduling for ad-hoc jobs.
Monitor the master branch to see how we’re progressing.
Here’s some more things on our list that we haven’t scheduled yet:
Dry Run Workflows Simulate running Orquesta workflows without actually making changes.
History and Audit service: History view with advanced search over years worth of execution records, over multiple versions of continuously upgraded EWC.
At-scale refinements: Ensure event handling reliability, and event storm resilience. Complete support for multi-node deployment of sensor containers and rules engines for resilience and throughput.
DB/Filesystem Consistency: Provide better tooling for managing consistency between database and filesystem consistency for rules, actions, sensors, etc.
Configurable Sensors: Run multiple instances of the same sensor, with different configurations.
Pack Dependency: Better automatic handling of pack dependencies.
Pluggable Configuration: Support multiple configuration backends for better security.
Filters: Tag and property based filters, more refined and convenient access control.
Permissions: Permissions on key value objects, arbitrary triggers, support for a default role.
Something else you’d like to see on the backlog? Submit an issue. Or want to see something implemented sooner? Submit a PR!
Done in v3.0
Orquesta GA: GA release of “Orquesta” workflow engine.
Workflow Designer v2: Complete overhaul of Workflow Designer for easier creation and editing of workflows via a Web UI. Includes Orquesta workflow editing and creation.
ChatOps: Microsoft Teams Beta.
Python3: All Exchange packs updated for Python3 CI/CD.
Legacy Runners: Remove legacy CloudSlang and Winexe runners.
Done in v2.10
Orquesta RC: Release Candidate of “Orquesta” workflow engine. Includes
with-items, delay, scheduling, notifications, Unicode support. Begin Mistral deprecation.
ChatOps: Update ChatOps components.
HA: Simplify & streamline running EWC in HA mode.
k8s: Reference configurations for running EWC Community and Enterprise in HA mode on k8s.
Ubuntu 18.04: Beta support of Ubuntu 18.04, MongoDB 4.0, Python 3.6.
Done in v2.9
Orquesta Second Beta: Second beta of new “Orquesta” workflow engine.
WebUI: Real-time streaming output, and Inquiries support
Action Output Structure Definition: Enable optional definition of action payload, so that it can be inspected and used when passing data between actions in workflows.
k8s: Beta reference configuration for running EWC Enterprise in HA mode on k8s.
Windows Runners: Add pywinrm-based Windows runner.
Done in v2.8
Orquesta Beta: Public beta of new “Orquesta” workflow engine (nb this was originally named “Orchestra”).
WebUI: Update look & feel of Web UI, and add “Triggers” tab for troubleshooting rules.
Python3 Actions: Support Python 3 actions on a per-pack basis.
Metrics Framework: New framework for metrics collection for action results, time, etc.
Done in v2.7
Action Versioning: Allow running specific action version - better management of rolling upgrades.
Mistral Callbacks: Refactor Mistral to support callbacks instead of polling.
UTF-8/Unicode: Allow UTF-8/Unicode characters in pack config files.
Virtual Appliance: Vagrantbox/Virtual Appliance with ST2 already installed, for quicker testing.
Done in v2.6
React Web UI: Rewrote st2web Web UI to use React framework.
Streaming Output: Streaming output enabled by default.
Pack Development: Shared
libdirectory for actions and sensors.
st2client: Python 3 support for
Done in v2.5
st2.ask: Support ability to request/provide permission to proceed with workflow.
Streaming Output: Provide streaming output from long-running actions as it is received.
Done in v2.4
Pack UI: Web interface for pack management.
Pause and Resume: Pause and Resume Workflows and ActionChains.
Done in v2.3
API Docs: Auto-generated REST API docs - see api.stackstorm.com.
Monitoring Docs: Create EWC monitoring guidelines.
Docker based installer: Complete the vision of OS independent, layered Docker-based installer, to increase reliability, modularity, and speed of deployment.
Done in v2.2
Mistral Jinja support: Mistral workflows now support Jinja notation.
Security improvements: Better default security posture for MongoDB, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL.
Done in v2.1
StackStorm Pack Exchange: Make integration and automation packs discoverable, continuously tested, and community rated. Solve the problem of packs spread all over GitHub.
Ubuntu Xenial (16.04) support
Done in v1.6
MongoDB: MongoDB 3.x support.
Datastore: Access K/V datastore from the Mistral workflows.
Done in v1.5
Pack configuration: Configuration separated from the pack code.
Datastore: Key/value datastore secrets.
Done in v1.4
Packaging: Deprecation of All-in-One Installer.
Packaging: Native deb/rpm packages with bundled python dependencies.
ChatOps: ChatOps API support for Slack/HipChat providers.
Done in v1.3
st2 re-run- resume failed workflows.
Scale: Garbage collection service.
Done in v1.2
Packs: Pack Testing support.
ChatOps: Fully reworked ChatOps with Jinja templating.
Policies: Timeout and retry policies.
Done in v1.1
FLOW: Visual workflow representation and drag-and-drop workflow designer.
RBAC: Role based access control for packs, actions, triggers and rules.
Pluggable authentication backends including PAM, Keystone, Enterprise LDAP.
All-in-one installer: production ready single-box reference deployment with graphical setup wizard.
RHEL 6 and 7 support
Trace-tags: ability to track a complete chain of triggers, rules, executions, related to a given triggering event.
Native SSH: replace Fabric; Fabric based SSH still available and can be enabled via config.
WebUI major face-lift
Done in v0.11
ChatOps: two-way chat integration beyond imagination.
More integration packs: Major integrations - Salt, Ansible, some significant others. Check the full list.
Done in v0.9
Experimental windows support: windows runner, and windows commands.
Web UI complete basics: rule create/edit/delete in UI.
Done in v0.8
Web UI: refactor history view, create and edit rules and workflows, add graphical representations for workflow definitions and executions.
Improved Mistral integration: simplified Mistral DSL for EWC actions, visibility of workflow executions, and reliable of EWC-Mistral communication. Includes Mistral improvements, features, and fixes.
Operational supportability: Better output formats, better visibility to ongoing actions, better logs, better debugging tools.
Scale and reliability improvements: deployed and run at scale, shown some good numbers, and more work identified.
Done in v0.6.0
YAML: complete moving to YAML for defining rules, action and trigger metadata, configurations, etc.
Plugin isolation and management: Improved managements of sensors, action runners and provide isolated environments.
Reliability: improvements on sensor and action isolation and reliability.
See Changelog for the full gory history of everything we’ve delivered so far.
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