v1.3 release

Published on: 2022-03-18 ,  Revised on: 2023-08-03

Announcing Knative v1.3 Release

A new version of Knative is now available across multiple components.

Follow the instructions in Installing Knative to install the components you require.

Table of Contents


  • The readiness probe port can now be different than the user container port.
  • net-certmanager is now testing cert-manager v1.7.1.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes for Eventing.
  • The kn CLI has added Knative eventtype support.
  • The Knative Operator has enabled v1beta1 API.

Serving v1.3

🚨 Breaking or Notable Changes

  • Dropped the alpha field RevisionSpec.MaxDurationSeconds in favour of fixing the behavior of the existing Timeout field. (#12635)

πŸ’« New Features & Changes

  • Allows the readiness probe port to be different than the user container port. (#12606)
  • net-certmanager starts testing cert-manager v1.7.1. (#12605)

🐞 Bug Fixes

  • Bumped prometheus/client_golang to v1.11.1 in order to address CVE-2022-21698. (#12653)
  • Ensure the activator drains properly and the autoscaler rolls out conservatively. This helps to avoid hitting 503 errors during upgrade. (#12617)
  • Fixed an activator crash that could disrupt traffic (503). (#12679)
  • Fixed the tag to digest resolution when the registry credential is in a Kubernetes secret. (#12655)
  • Provides more detailed error messages for invalid values of autoscaling.knative.dev/initial-scale. (#12704)
  • Removed an unnecessary start delay when resolving a tag to digest. (#12668)
  • Switches selectors for Knative resources to use the recommended app.kubernetes.io labels. (#12587)
  • The validating webhook returns a more accurate error for invalid autoscaling.knative.dev/target values. (#12698)
  • Updates serving configmap validating webhook to use an objectSelector to reduce unnecessary webhook invocations. (#12612)

Eventing v1.3

🚨 Breaking or Notable Changes

πŸ’« New Features & Changes

  • Added missing Kubernetes labels to post install manifests. (#6184)
  • Set dead letter sink URI in the Channel status. (#6261)
  • SubscriptionSpec.Delivery is now mutable. (#6139)

🐞 Bug Fixes

  • When the new-trigger-filters experimental feature is enabled, a bug was fixed where some invalid CE SQL expressions caused the Eventing webhook to crash. Now, those expressions will be considered invalid and the webhook will continue functioning normally. (#6140)

Eventing Extensions

Apache Kafka Broker v1.3

πŸ’« New Features & Changes

  • Shows an error in the Broker and Channel status when resolving sink failures. (#1833)
  • Added KafkaSource migration logic as a post-install job (eventing-kafka-post-install.yaml). (#1889)
  • Added Storage-Version-Migrator for KafkaSource and KafkaChannel. (#1869)
  • KafkaChannel is now conformant with the spec. Conformance tests are now run with every code change. (#1825)

🐞 Bug Fixes

  • Added support for Brokers with long namespace and name values. (#1971)
  • KafkaChannel reconciler checks for empty subscriber URI. (#1905)

Known issues

  • The reference information for metrics is not built successfully for Kafka channels. (#1824)

RabbitMQ Broker and Source v1.3

πŸ’« New Features & Changes

  • Broker URLs updated to be http://<broker-URL>/<namespace>/<broker-name>. (#587)
  • Short testing guide for contributors, converting from .env -> to (direnv friendly).envrc environment files. (#599)

Client v1.3

πŸ’« New Features & Changes

  • Added Knative eventtype support. (#1598)

🐞 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed traffic split auto-redirection to only consider the active revisions. (#1617)
  • Fixed missing Azure auth provider. (#1616)
  • Removed the hardcoded kn for usage and error. (#1603)
  • Fixed the display version of Serving and Eventing. (#1601)

Operator v1.3

πŸ’« New Features & Changes

  • Refactored the common functions for the APIs for the API transition. (#941)
  • Added v1beta1 API into the Knative Operator. (#945)
  • Added the conversion function for v1alpha1 and v1beta1. (#948)
  • Added conversion webhook module. (#936)
  • Enabled v1beta1 APIs. (#968)
  • Promoted v1beta1 as the storage version. (#969)

🐞 Bug Fixes

  • Keep the default image name the same as the original. (#958)

Thank you, contributors

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