The Spring Cloud Data Flow team is pleased to announce the
1.6 M1 release and
DSL and deployment property parsing
Task Execution status
Composed Task Runner security
Launching Tasks with custom arguments is a great approach to influence the Task application with differing behaviors at runtime. Imagine influencing the batch-job (running as a Task) that accepts timezone as an argument to perform timezone specific data processing. In this release, we have adapted the parsing logic to include key-value pairs as values. Thanks to the community for reporting, giving us feedback, and sharing of their use-cases.
While reviewing the parsing rules for in-line vs. property files based properties for stream and task definitions, the community has found a difference in behavior, and that we have documented it for general guidance.
Previously the task execution status was stored but not displayed in the shell or the UI. Now it is displayed :)
With continuing interest from community, we have added support to enable secured access between Composed Task Runner and the Data Flow server. We have added basic authentication support and will add the other security options supported by Data Flow in upcoming releases.
The Task/Jobs and About tabs have been redesigned to be consistent with rest of the UI sections. The bulk operations, paginations, layout, and the general look and feel of the views have been modernized.
The routing and navigation between the Task tabs, sub-tabs and page views have gone through a update. You will notice improvements in state management navigating between the list to details page, and vice versa.
A few improvements including the support for deploying Boot Apps with secured actuators, so the liveness and readiness probes can resolved at runtime.
The ability to pass custom
Service Account Name is now possible for each stream/task deployment. This in particular is useful for scenarios where different stream/task deployments require different security permissions.
The integration of the PCF Scheduler in Data Flow for Cloud Foundry is in the works. Stay tuned for the next milestone in the coming week.