Helm Hub Moving To Artifact Hub

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Today, we are happy to announce that the Helm Hub is moving to the Artifact Hub. That means, when you go to the Helm Hub you will be redirected to the Artifact Hub. What This Means For You If you search the Helm Hub or list your charts in the Helm Hub you might wonder, what does this mean for me? The Artifact Hub lists all of the same charts the Helm Hub has listed. Read More…

Helm v2 Deprecation Timeline

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

with a nod to Lewis Carroll...

“The time has come,” the maintainers said,
  “To talk of software fates:
Of upgrades -- and shipping Helm v3 --
  Of bugfixes -- and k8s --”

Helm v3 was released in November 2019, the result of ongoing community effort to evolve Helm to meet the community’s needs. With a streamlined client-only experience, a renewed focus on security, and tighter integration with Kubernetes APIs, Helm v3 continues to provide production-tested package management for Kubernetes. And as a graduated CNCF project, Helm is a key part of the cloud native ecosystem.

We recognize that rolling out a major version change in production requires time. The Helm maintainers committed to providing bugfixes for Helm v2 until May 2020 (which they extended to August 2020) and security patches for Helm v2 until November 2020. And now the bugfix window is closing; Helm v2.16.10 will be the final bugfix release and 2.17.0 will follow with the download location updated.

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Celebrating Helm's CNCF Graduation

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Today we are happy to see Helm reach the final stage of the CNCF ladder. Helm has moved from the incubating level to the graduated level as a CNCF project, alongside Kubernetes and other select projects. Given Helm's humble beginnings as a hackathon project at Deis, a small startup, we are ecstatic to see our little baby all grown up. And we have certainly learned a lot about coding, community, and organizational politics over the last five years. Read More…

COVID-19: Extending Helm v2 Bug Fixes

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

As our world comes together to fight the global pandemic, the Helm maintainers want to ensure that we're doing our part to help you maintain your critical systems while they are operating at peak demand in a time where normal development and operation schedules have had to be adjusted. When Helm v3 was released in November 2019, our original commitment was that we would offer six months of Helm v2 bug fixes, which would end May 13, 2020, followed by six more months of security fixes for Helm v2. Read More…

Helm at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2019

Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Next week is the annual KubeCon and CloudNativeCon in North America. The Helm project and maintainers have several things going on and we wanted to invite you to them. Helm will have two maintainer track sessions that focus on an Introduction to Helm and a Helm 3 Deep Dive. Anyone who is new to Helm or would be interested in learning how and why they should use Helm, please consider attending the Introduction to Helm. Read More…

Helm 3.0.0 has been released!

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

The Helm Team is proud to announce the first stable release of Helm 3. Helm 3 is the latest major release of the CLI tool. Helm 3 builds upon the success of Helm 2, continuing to meet the needs of the evolving ecosystem. The internal implementation of Helm 3 has changed considerably from Helm 2. The most apparent change is the removal of Tiller, but it's worth checking out the other changes by diving into the new release. Read More…

Helm Community Management

Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Devstats and stats on GitHub are able to capture many different types of contributions to an open source project. But there is one type of contribution for which we have yet to figure out a good metric, and it has been essential for Helm's success. That is community management. Karen Chu has handled community management for Helm since the project was first announced at the inaugural KubeCon in San Francisco. Read More…

Helm Security Audit Results

Mon, Nov 4, 2019

Today, the Helm Maintainers are proud to announce that we have successfully completed a 3rd party security audit for Helm 3. Helm has been recommended for public deployment. A security audit is part of the graduation criteria for CNCF projects. Specifically, the graduation criteria says: Have completed an independent and third party security audit with results published of similar scope and quality as the following example (including critical vulnerabilities addressed): https://github. Read More…

Helm Vulnerability: Client Loading and Packaging Chart Directory Containing Malicious Symlinked Content [CVE-2019-18658]

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Part of the process for Helm to become a graduated CNCF project is to complete an independent and third party security audit with the results being published. As part of the audit of Helm 3 a security issue was found that also impacts Helm v2. Cure53 performed the audit and found the issue. More about the audit will be covered in a future post. The vulnerability found impacts all versions of Helm between Helm >=2. Read More…

Helm 2.15.0 Released

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Helm 2.15.0 was released last week. The 2.15.0 release of Helm introduces several improvements to helm test. Several commands - helm search, helm repo list, and helm install - received the --output flag for machine-readable output. In addition to these new features (and many more!), many bugs and edge cases in Helm continue to fixed by members of the community. Several parts of the codebase have been refactored for easier maintainability, usability, and better testing. Read More…