HCP Packer is a new cloud service designed to bridge the gap between image creation and deployment with image-management workflows. The service will be available for beta testing in the coming months.
The Packer team is excited to announce the release of the Packer Plugin SDK, a standalone Go module for developing Packer plugins.
HashiCorp Packer 1.5 brings two major new features and a long list of smaller improvements. The most exciting changes are that Packer now supports basic HCL2 templates, and we now can share some special information between builders and provisioners, like host IP and port for the build instance. We hope that having access to these details will help simplify your templates and your operations efforts.
We are excited to share Packer v.1.4.0 with the community. This blog post will go into the new features coming with this release.