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Status Is a defect
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 30, 2023

Operators min and Max versions in the manifest

In the current package manifest, the supported versions of the operators are not mentioned. As an example, the minKubeVersion is specified to indicate the minimum version of Kube that can be installed. However, the maximum version is not mentioned, which could lead to potential issues. To improve the installation process and prevent any complications due to deprecated APIs, it's essential to include both the minimum and maximum versions that can be installed for all the operators.

Furthermore, it would be beneficial to implement a notification system that alerts users when a new version for the operators is available. This way, users don't have to manually check through documents regularly, making it easier to stay updated and informed about any new developments or features. Such an approach would enhance the user experience and ensure smooth operations within the platform.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Aug 14, 2023

    Hello Andy,

    thanks for your response. Please find attached an example for App Connect Operator. the operator was supported on s390x environment till version 6.1 , then v6.2,v7.0,v7.1,v7.2 of the operator were not available on s390 environment then the environment was supported again for version v8.0

    In this case, and before the release of v8.0, if the client knew that the max supported version for 390 was v6.1 it would have been useful before the installation and without checking the documentation. and the preference for the notification is to have it like a push notification or email so that the client team wouldn't have to check the documentation on a regular basis.

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    Andy Garratt
    Aug 10, 2023

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for raising this - one of the reasons that we don't currently specify the maximum version is for flexibility - if we're not aware of any restrictions in future versions then we don't want to force users to have to update operators if they are still compatible with the future release (e.g. CP4I aims to support even numbered versions of OpenShift within 30 days - if the current version supports it with no updates, then users can carry on using it)

    Do you have examples of issues that this has caused so we can better understand the impact please?

    On your second point about notification, in an 'online' installation, then there should be notifications about updates as long as the subscription settings are not locked down.

    Are you wanting updates through the platform itself or through some other method e.g. an email subscription/notification? Again, just wanting to understand the use case further.