Juju GUI 1.3.0 Release

Yesterday, we released version 1.3.0 of the Juju GUI and the GUI charms.  This release comes with two new features that we’re all very excited about.

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First, we’ve switched from using version 3 of the charmstore API to the brand new version 4, which means a big improvement in speed and usability.  This is the same charmstore that helps to drive jujucharms.com, and we’re all proud of the work that’s gone into making it fast, stable, and flexible.  This affects everything from charm icons, to charm and bundle details, to search results.

Secondly, with the upcoming feature in Juju Core 1.21 of multiple users, we’ve added the ability to log in as any of the users that are attached to your environment.  Once you’ve created your environment in juju, you can add a user with:

juju user add <username>

Once the user has been created, you will be able to log in using that user from the login screen in the GUI.  Additionally, you will be able to change which user you are logged in as by logging out and logging back in as a different user.  You can run

juju help user

for more information.  Since older versions do not support logging in as different users, this functionality is locked down within the GUI charm so that it will only be available if your version of Juju can support it.  More work will be coming in future versions of Juju surrounding the use of multiple users in an environment, so be sure to keep an eye out!

As always, you can keep up with our development on GitHub and file any issues with the GUI on Launchpad.  The charms (trusty and precise) are available on jujucharms.com.  If you’re already running the GUI version 1.2.5, you can upgrade it from the GUI or with:

juju upgrade-charm juju-gui

Enjoy!