Chapter 2. Notable enhancements

2.1. The Che-Theia editor displaying the Open Folder and Clone Repository buttons for an empty workspace

Before this update, the Che-Theia editor displayed an empty file explorer when the workspace contained no projects. For the user, it was not obvious how to create a file or clone a repository. With this update, the Che-Theia editor displays the Open Folder and Clone Repository buttons in the file explorer.

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2.2. Factory link support for private GitHub repositories through OpenShift OAuth authentication

With this update, the GitHub factory implementation supports reading from a private repository. Users can load a devfile hosted in a private repository. The added support for OpenShift OAuth token authentication allows working with repositories behind an RH-SSO organization.

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2.3. Configuring the default images for pre-pulling during CodeReady Workspaces installation using OperatorHub

Before this release, using the Image Puller involved providing a list of images to pre-pull. With this release, when installed with CodeReady Workspaces using OperatorHub, the Image Puller auto-pulls the relevant images. The images to pre-pull are the default images used for workspace startup, including Theia, plugin broker, and sidecar images.

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2.4. Upgrade of the Visual Studio extension for Apache Camel K

The Tool-set for the Apache Camel K extension has been upgraded to version 0.0.26.

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2.5. List of images to pre-pull updates automatically with each new Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces release

  • The list of the images to pre-pull is automatically updated on each Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces update.
  • This implementation allows having:

    • Kubernetes Image Puller to always pull up-to-date images
    • Cached images for faster workspace start

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2.6. Image Puller support for all image types

With this update, the Image Puller can pre-pull any CodeReady Workspaces image on all the Nodes of an OpenShift cluster. This includes scratch images.

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