We have finished the 1.8.0 release of Kata Containers.
The 1.8.0 release of Kata Containers upgrades the QEMU hypervisor from a QEMU-lite base to upstream QEMU 4.0. Kata templating code is updated to make use of the upstream x-ignored-shared. Firecracker hypervisor is updated to 0.17, and Kata now has support for using Firecracker's jailer, adding extra security isolation for the VMM on the host. Fixes and usability improvements for virtio-fs have also been introduced.
Minor fixes were introduced for 1.7 stable branch, and the first 1.9 alpha release was also created. 1.9 Kata will introduce support for a new hypervisor: ACRN. With this release, we are no longer providing fixes for stable-1.6.