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LXD 0.20 release announcement

14th of October 2015
The main changes for this release are:

  • Container restart is now implemented as stop + start (reloads all config)
  • Config key=value can now be passed at launch time using --config/-c
  • A new "pause" command is now available to temporarily freeze a container
  • Cached images are now private by default
  • You can now publish a remote container into the local image store
  • It is now possible to add character or block devices to a container
  • The image size is now shown in the image list


  • Various storage backend fixes
  • Better error handling and error reporting
  • Improved testsuite
  • A lot of bugfixes (no known bugs left at time of release)


The release tarballs can be found on our download page.